Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Civic Symphony: Brahms Symphony No. 2

Program

  • Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre

  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto with Sarah Wood, violin

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D Major 

Jessica Bejarano – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

Sarah Wood, violin

Sarah Wood, violin

Sarah Wood, violin

Violinist Sarah Wood is a regular substitute musician with the San Francisco Symphony, and is also a frequent recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral leader.  She is a founding member of the Circadian String Quartet, a Bay Area group known for its innovative programming, and also holds tenured positions as Assistant Principal Second of the Berkeley Symphony and acting Assistant Concertmaster of the California Symphony. Sarah has appeared as soloist with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, the Villa Sinfonia, Panache & the Icicle Creek Chamber Orchestras.  Internationally, she has performed as a chamber musician in the Netherlands, Tunisia, and in Chile on Easter Island.  Sarah earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in violin performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied with the Takacs String Quartet’s Karoly Schranz, Lina Bahn, & Andrés Cardenés, and also holds a B.M. and M.M. in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she was a student of Paul Kantor & William Preucil. A California native, she also formerly studied with Zaven Melikian and Robin Sharp.

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Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Civic Strings: Sfizi Italiani

Program

  • Vivaldi - Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon

    Chloe Veltman, oboe; Tom Hill, bassoon

  • Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1

  • Ennio Morricone - Theme from Cinema Paradiso

    Maureen Park, violin

  • Puccini - Crysantemi 

  • Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe

    Chloe Veltman, oboe

Robert Howard – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

       

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Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

An Afternoon of Chamber Music

Program

  • Dubois Saxophone Quartet

  • Bach Inventions #3 BWV 774, #7 BWV 778, #11 BWV 782

  • Three Concert Etudes for Flute Alone by Robert Wykes

  • Dvorak Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor

Performers

Dan Ortega, soprano saxophone
Leslie Muscha, alto saxophone
Chuck Stolarek, tenor saxophone
Andy Ritger, baritone saxophone

Lyle Zoumut, cello; Philip Peterson, violin

Diana Gomez, flute

Olivia Tam, cello; Jim Chou, violin; Leslie Chong, piano

Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

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Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Mozart to Mendelssohn: At the Opera

Program

  • Wagner - Overture to The Flying Dutchman

  • Verdi - Overture to Nabucco

  • Rossini - Overture to The Thieving Magpie

  • Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila

  • Arias from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni; Donizetti's The Elixir of Love; and Massenet's Herodiade.

Featuring Kristin Clayton Knezevic, soprano and Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone

John Kendall Bailey – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

Kristin Clayton Knezevic, soprano

Kristin Clayton Knezevic, soprano

Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone

Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone

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Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

SF Civic Symphony: Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto & Dvořák's Symphony No. 7

Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Program

  • Dvořák - Symphony No. 7

  • Shostakovich - Festive Overture

  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” featuring Keisuke Nakagoshi

Jessica Bejarano – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

About Keisuke Nakagoshi
Keisuke Nakagoshi has received training from some of the most celebrated musicians of our time - Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler and Paul Hersh and he has performed concert stages across the United States, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. In 2014, he made a solo debut with San Francisco Symphony on Ingvar Lidholm’s Poesis with Herbert Blomstedt conducting.

In 2009, Keisuke and Swiss pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann formed a piano duet team, ZOFO and their first CD was nominated for Grammy award for best chamber music/small ensemble in 2013. Aside from ZOFO, Mr. Nakagoshi is currently a pianist in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and also he serves as pianist in the production team for Opera Parallèle.

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Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Civic Symphony: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Program

Eliot Lev, San Francisco Symphony Violinist

Eliot Lev, San Francisco Symphony Violinist

  • Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
  • Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave, Op. 31
  • Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 featuring guest soloist Eliot Lev of the San Francisco Symphony

Jessica Bejarano – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Civic Symphony: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Program

Eliot Lev, San Francisco Symphony Violinist

Eliot Lev, San Francisco Symphony Violinist

  • Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
  • Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave, Op. 31
  • Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 featuring guest soloist Eliot Lev of the San Francisco Symphony

Jessica Bejarano – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

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May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Civic Strings: My Favorite Things

Program

  • Abel - Symphony in G major, Op. 7 No. 1
  • Handel - "As with Rosy Steps the Morn" from Theodora
  • Handel - Musette from Op. 6 No. 6
  • Handel - Polonaisee from Op. 6 No. 3
  • Brescianello - Symphony No. 1 in D major
  • Handel - "Per le Porte del Tormento" from Sosarme
  • Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6 No. 4 featuring Thomas Alexander and Tetiana Fokshei, violin
  • Bach - Chorale "Wachet auf" BWV 140

Thomas Alexander – Music Director
Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

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