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SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | Palo Alto

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
First Palo Alto United Methodist Church | 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA


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.

Admission is free and seating is first come, first served (no tickets).

Supporting members typically receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time; please bring your membership card with you. Non-members may enter 45 minutes before concert time.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Palo Alto | Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and a string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called “repellent” and “incomprehensible” by his peers, Stravinsky considered it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.” Hear the wonderful strings of the SFCO tackle this masterpiece, while you watch the incredible visual representations of the score produced by Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine projected onto a screen above the orchestra.

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Benjamin Simon, conductor
with Robin Sharp, Stacey Pelinka & Laurie Camphouse, soloists
Plus Stephen Malinowski & the Music Animation Machine


Event Details


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

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