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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please reserve your free tickets in advance.

Herbst Theater | 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Two free concerts in one night: a classical guitarist and a chamber orchestra. Join Maestro Ben Simon for an engaging pre-concert talk 30 minutes before the show.

Admission is free, but because space is limited, tickets are required. Get them here.

Tonight’s Performances:

First, Bay Area’s own guitar-superstar David Tanenbaum returns to perform Gabriela Lena Frank’s Inca Dances and Vivaldi.

Second is Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, performed by the Incredible Shrinking Orchestra Project, which re-orchestrates large symphonic masterpieces for smaller forces.

Their version of Stravinsky’s masterpiece will utilize only 14 musicians: five string players (two on violin, and one each on viola, cello, and bass), four woodwind players (flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/alto sax, and bassoon), two brass players (trumpet and trombone), a pianist, and two percussionists playing a wide range of instruments including timpani, marimba, bass drum, and gong.

That’s 14 musicians, down from 114.

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*
*Please reserve your free tickets in advance.
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Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music, San Francisco
Venue: Herbst Theater
Address: 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA