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SF Chamber Orchestra “Nutcracker Sweet” Family Concert | Palo Alto
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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
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
Back by popular demand. Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic.
Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast accompanied by the SFCO performing highlights from this beloved ballet.
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.
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
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Address: 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303