The Incredible Shrinking Orchestra | Civic Center
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Herbst Theater | 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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.
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.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music, San Francisco