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Lilliputian Puppets & SF Chamber Orchestra Concert | SF

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Nourse Theatre | 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

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, February 21, 2014
San Francisco | Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Program for February 21, 2014

  • Stephen Saxon: Luck vs. Wisdom (SFCO Commission & World Premiere)
  • Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (“A Soldier’s Tale”)

Noted Bay Area narrative artist Joel ben Izzy returns to the SFCO with two timeless tales of adventure and sorcery. From Russian folklore comes the story of a soldier returning home from war, tricked by a devilish stranger into trading away his violin, and losing everything in the bargain-all accompanied by Stravinsky’s brilliant neoclassical music and the puppets of the Lewis Mahlman Lilliputian Players, led by puppetmaster Randal Metz.

Oakland composer Stephen Saxon wrote the music for Luck vs. Wisdom, a tale in which these two gods argue over who is strongest, while the fate of a young man hangs in the balance.

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