Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Civic Strings Winter 2019

Program

  • Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1

  • Vivaldi - Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon

    Chloe Veltman, oboe; Tom Hill, bassoon

  • Puccini - Crysantemi 

  • Ennio Morricone - Theme from Cinema Paradiso, 

    Tetiana Fokshei, violin

  • Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe

    Chloe Veltman, oboe

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

       

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Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Civic Symphony: Beauty & the Beast

Program

  • Pas De Deux from the Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky 

  • Elgar Cello Concerto with Jennifer Kloetzel 

  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky 

Featuring Jennifer Kloetzel, Cello

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

  Jennifer Kloetzel, Cello

Jennifer Kloetzel, Cello

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Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

An Afternoon of Chamber Music

Program

  • Eric Ewazen, “Roaring Fork” Quintet for Wind Instruments

    I - Whitewater Rapids (Maroon Creek) - Allegro moderato

    II - Columbines (Snowmass Lake) - Andante

    III - At the Summit (Buckskin Pass) - Allegro moderato

  • Sonatine pour Flute et Basson by Eugene Bozza

    I. Allegro

    II. Andantino

    III. Vif

  • Schubert Cello Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163)

    Allegro ma non troppo

    Adagio

    Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto

    Allegretto

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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Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

Civic Strings: Off the Beaten Path

Program

  • Mysliveček  - Overture to Romolo ed Ersilia
  • Maldere - Symphony in B-flat major Op. 4 No. 3
  • Benda - Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 43: Grave featuring Tetiana Fokshei
  • Telemann - Concerto for 2 Violas featuring Dan Stanley and Diana Jeon
  • Veracini - Overture No. 2 (excerpts)

Thomas Alexander – Music Director

  

Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

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Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Civic Symphony: Winter Concert

Program

  • Light Cavalry Overture - Franz Von Suppé
  • Symphony No. 1 in C - Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Malagueña - Ernesto Lecuona - arranged by Richard Hayman
  • Granada - Agustín Lara - arranged by Richard Hayman
  • Lés Preludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3 - Franz Liszt

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

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Civic Strings: Can I Borrow That? Misattributions, Appropriations, and Flat-out Stealing

Program

  • Martini - Plaisir D'amour
  • Handel - Arias from "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" on Sax
  • "Albinoni" - Adagio in G minor
  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
  • Haydn - "Mozart's" Symphony 37

Brian Bosely, Alto Saxophone Soloist

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

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Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Civic Pops: Learning to Fly

Program

Civic Pops is a new SF Civic Music offering dedicated to performing selections from movies, musicals, and popular classical works. This concert features selections from:

  • Star Wars Episode VII
  • Wicked the Musical
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Dunkirk (Elgar's "Nimrod")
  • Titanic

Free Concert – Donations Accepted – Suggested Donation $10

When entering Balboa High School, please enter through the Theater entrance on Onondaga Avenue.

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