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SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: “A Night at the Opera” | Palo Alto
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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
Forging new territory, your favorite chamber orchestra will incorporate in its season a performance of the Baroque opera Acis and Galatea. Handel’s enduring setting is a tale of the love between Galatea, a semi-divine nymph, and Acis, a simple shepherd, and its disruption by the cyclops Polyphemus. Handel’s first dramatic work in the English language, Acis and Galatea is based on John Gay’s text based on an episode from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Soprano Natalie Image, an audience favorite from last season, heads the cast as Galatea and is joined by tenors Isaiah Bell and Kevin Gino as Acis and Damon, along with bass Alex Rosen as Polyphemus. Collaborating with SFCO are singers from the Magen Solomon’s San Francisco Choral Artists.
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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