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1751 Sacramento Street (cross street Van Ness Avenue)
Phone: 415.474.1608

San Francisco’s home for great concerts since 1970!

Concert Listings by Date

November

José López – Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm

José López - Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm
Commemorating the 190th anniversary of Schubert's death with two of his late works in C minor: the Allegretto and the Sonata, D. 958. Also on the program are works by Liszt and the San Francisco ...

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm
In this concert, Mont Alto will focus on the artistry, emotion, and breadth of the "photoplay music" repertoire, and will introduce long-neglected composers--including Henry Hadley, the first conductor of the San ...

December Holiday Concerts

Downloadable Holiday Flyer

Downloadable Holiday Flyer
Shiqi Li, cello, invites you to Old First Concerts this Holiday Season ...

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li – Friday, December 7 at 8 pm

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li - Friday, December 7 at 8 pm
Join Larry Ferrara and Shiqi Li for their glowing and popular holiday-inspired concert of festive and romantic music for guitar and cello, capturing the magic of the holiday season and the ...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concert gazes at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music, honoring composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving ...

Golden Bough – Friday, December 14 at 8 pm

Golden Bough - Friday, December 14 at 8 pm
Share the laughter, song, and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas carols. ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Sandra Wright Shen – Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm

Sandra Wright Shen - Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
Sandra Wright Shen performs a special Christmas-themed program for piano, including works by 20th century masters Messiaen and Crumb, alongside works by Bach, Corelli, Liszt, Grainger, Novak, and Chopin ...

January

Circadian String Quartet – Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm

Circadian String Quartet - Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm
Circadian String Quartet, focusing on classical and contemporary repertoire with folkloric or cultural significance, perform Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet alongside Shostakovich's third string quartet ...

Music of Julius Eastman – Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm

Music of Julius Eastman - Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm
Works by Julius Eastman including a selection of religious works as well as Crazy Nigger, presented here with four pianos, programmed by composer and pianist Luciano Chessa ...

Firesong – Friday, January 25 at 8 pm

Firesong - Friday, January 25 at 8 pm
A flexible roster arts ensemble of dynamic Bay Area based musicians, Firesong engages new audiences with innovative programing, creating a space for composers and performers to advance vocal chamber repertoire ...

Ives Collective – Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm

Ives Collective - Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm
Ives Collective's winter program features violinist Kay Stern and pianist Elizabeth Schumann in works of fugal composition (lots of "subjects"!), including the World Premiere of Kamyar Mohajer's Fugue for String Trio. ...

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm
In this concert, Mont Alto will focus on the artistry, emotion, and breadth of the "photoplay music" repertoire, and will introduce long-neglected composers--including Henry Hadley, the first conductor of the San ...

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li – Friday, December 7 at 8 pm

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li - Friday, December 7 at 8 pm
Join Larry Ferrara and Shiqi Li for their glowing and popular holiday-inspired concert of festive and romantic music for guitar and cello, capturing the magic of the holiday season and the ...

Circadian String Quartet – Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm

Circadian String Quartet - Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm
Circadian String Quartet, focusing on classical and contemporary repertoire with folkloric or cultural significance, perform Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet alongside Shostakovich's third string quartet ...

Firesong – Friday, January 25 at 8 pm

Firesong - Friday, January 25 at 8 pm
A flexible roster arts ensemble of dynamic Bay Area based musicians, Firesong engages new audiences with innovative programing, creating a space for composers and performers to advance vocal chamber repertoire ...

Ives Collective – Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm

Ives Collective - Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm
Ives Collective's winter program features violinist Kay Stern and pianist Elizabeth Schumann in works of fugal composition (lots of "subjects"!), including the World Premiere of Kamyar Mohajer's Fugue for String Trio. ...

Piano

Piano

José López – Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm

José López - Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm
Commemorating the 190th anniversary of Schubert's death with two of his late works in C minor: the Allegretto and the Sonata, D. 958. Also on the program are works by Liszt and the San Francisco ...

Sandra Wright Shen – Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm

Sandra Wright Shen - Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
Sandra Wright Shen performs a special Christmas-themed program for piano, including works by 20th century masters Messiaen and Crumb, alongside works by Bach, Corelli, Liszt, Grainger, Novak, and Chopin ...

Music of Julius Eastman – Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm

Music of Julius Eastman - Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm
Works by Julius Eastman including a selection of religious works as well as Crazy Nigger, presented here with four pianos, programmed by composer and pianist Luciano Chessa ...

Jazz and World Music

Jazz and World Music

Golden Bough – Friday, December 14 at 8 pm

Golden Bough - Friday, December 14 at 8 pm
Share the laughter, song, and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas carols. ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Music of Julius Eastman – Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm

Music of Julius Eastman - Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm
Works by Julius Eastman including a selection of religious works as well as Crazy Nigger, presented here with four pianos, programmed by composer and pianist Luciano Chessa ...

Choral and Vocal

Choral and Vocal

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concert gazes at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music, honoring composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Firesong – Friday, January 25 at 8 pm

Firesong - Friday, January 25 at 8 pm
A flexible roster arts ensemble of dynamic Bay Area based musicians, Firesong engages new audiences with innovative programing, creating a space for composers and performers to advance vocal chamber repertoire ...

Holiday

December Holiday Concerts

Downloadable Holiday Flyer

Downloadable Holiday Flyer
Shiqi Li, cello, invites you to Old First Concerts this Holiday Season ...

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li – Friday, December 7 at 8 pm

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li - Friday, December 7 at 8 pm
Join Larry Ferrara and Shiqi Li for their glowing and popular holiday-inspired concert of festive and romantic music for guitar and cello, capturing the magic of the holiday season and the ...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concert gazes at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music, honoring composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving ...

Golden Bough – Friday, December 14 at 8 pm

Golden Bough - Friday, December 14 at 8 pm
Share the laughter, song, and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas carols. ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Sandra Wright Shen – Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm

Sandra Wright Shen - Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
Sandra Wright Shen performs a special Christmas-themed program for piano, including works by 20th century masters Messiaen and Crumb, alongside works by Bach, Corelli, Liszt, Grainger, Novak, and Chopin ...

Directions and Info

Easily accessible by bus lines 47/49 Van Ness or 1 Sacramento/Clay. The California Street Cable Car line ends one block from our location.

Concert Information

Main Entrance on the corner of Sacramento Street and Van Ness Avenue. Elevator entrance located on the Sacramento side of the building near 1751. Please ring Concerts Office buzzer for assistance.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Discounted parking available at the Old First Parking Garage, 1725 Sacramento Street.

Ticket Prices

*General Admission: $25

*Seniors (65 and over): $20

Full time Student w/ID: $5

Kids under 12: FREE

*$2 discount when purchased online

Some concerts have special pricing. Please refer to the individual concert page for details.

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