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Free SF Chamber Orchestra & Cello Concert | Palo Alto

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
First Palo Alto United Methodist Church | 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA

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Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Founded in 1953, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra has remained an active voice in the Bay Area music community, presenting free concerts with an ensemble of the region’s top professional musicians.

The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host for a 90-minute, no intermission podcast. Think of it as a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and From the Top with games, prizes, Ben’s famous trivia quiz, and of course, great music.

Featuring a host of SFCO All-Stars, this engaging program will feature variations on familiar themes by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and more. With special guest Anthony Lane, luthier.

Free admission. Members entry one hour before. General audience entry 15 minutes before. Recommended for middle school-age and up.

Mozart 12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265

  • Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, op. 76 no.3 (“Emperor”)

  • Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra string quartet
  • Second movement, Poco adagio; cantabile

Schubert Die Forelle (“The Trout”)

  • Ann Moss, soprano
  • Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)

  • Fourth movement: Tema con variazione (Andantino)

Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Palo Alto | Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Modern master and Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis has written a new concerto, Dreamsongs, for rising star Joshua Roman, a “cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.”

Classical master Franz Josef Haydn’s 100th symphony is nicknamed the “Military” for the surprise appearance of a marching band in the midst of the slow movement. Witty and thoroughly original, this symphony shows “Papa Haydn” at the height of his creative powers. Benjamin Simon, conducting with Joshua Roman on the cello.


  • Aaron Jay Kernis: Cello Concerto [Bay Area premiere]
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major (“Military”)

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music, Peninsula
Address: 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA