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SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | SF

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Nourse Theatre | 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, 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.

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

Friday, April 25, 2014
San Francisco | 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

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Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music, San Francisco
Address: 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

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