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Free New Year’s Day SF Chamber Orchestra | Palo Alto

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 3:00 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

2015 End of the Year Concert features:

  • Frazn Joseph Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat, Op. 84Peter Lemberg, oboe
    Karla Ekholm, bassoon
    Eugene Chukhlov, violin
    Eric Gaenslen, cello
  • J. S. Bach Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064RGrace Huh, Sofie Ledor & Chili Ekman, violin
  • Aaron Copland Quiet CityKathy Conner, English horn
    John Freeman, trumpet
  • Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor (“Farewell”)

Benjamin Simon, conductor. This set of performances is presented in loving memory of Edgar Braun, with generous support by an anonymous donor.

Thu, Dec 31 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Fri, Jan 1 3pm
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Sun, Jan 3 3pm
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and modern works offer a feast for your ears at every concert, while Maestro Simon’s engaging onstage talks help you connect more powerfully with the music.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Live Music, New Year's Day, Peninsula
Address: 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA