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SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Overture to a Season” | Herbst Theatre

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Herbst Theatre | 401 Van Ness Avenue, 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

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra opens its season with a world premiere by BMI Foundation Composer-in-Residence Michael Gilbertson, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music 2018.

The concert continues with an interactive demonstration with Maestro Ben Simon and the SFCO guiding you through Beethoven Symphony No 6, revealing its hidden depths and beauties followed by a complete performance.

The Sixth Symphony brims with its gentle, poetic beauty, affirming the splendor of nature and life.

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*
*Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA