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SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Crossover” | Palo Alto

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served

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.

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

We explore the fascinating intersections of classical, pop and jazz with the Catalyst String Quartet (“invariably energetic and finely burnished” according to The New York Times) and our own rock-star violist, Darcy Rindt. Hear how Mozart invented jazz, along with romantic works by the British master Sir Edward Elgar, a brand-new work by Ms. Rindt, and covers of tunes by Dave Brubeck, Brittany Spears and Muse.

  • Dave Brubeck Take Five
  • Sir Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings
  • Darcy Rindt Positively Sinful
  • Britney Spears Toxic
  • Muse Supermassive Black Hotel
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 (Finale)

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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA

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