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1751 Sacramento Street
(cross street Van Ness Avenue) 94109.
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Concert Listings by Date

Upcoming Concerts

June

Amy Stephens – Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm

Amy Stephens - Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm
Jazz composer and pianist Amy Stephens presents the World Premiere and album release of Becoming, her seven-movement suite for solo piano. Becoming is a delightful musical journey, taking the listener through contemporary jazz, rags, blues, ...

Ensemble for These Times – Friday, June 29 at 8 pm

Ensemble for These Times - Friday, June 29 at 8 pm
Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) returns to Old First Concerts with another edition of their 56X54 project of new and recent works by living composers. This program focuses on works featuring cello, and includes numerous ...

July

Bridge Piano Quartet – Sunday, July 1 at 4 pm

Bridge Piano Quartet - Sunday, July 1 at 4 pm
The Bridge Piano Quartet is honored to present the world premiere by noted composer Chad Cannon’s Gateway: Stories from Angel Island for piano quartet, narrator, butoh dance, and electronics, alongside works ...

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 3 – Friday, July 6 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 3 - Friday, July 6 at 8 pm
Debussy Centennial Festival, program three, featuring performances of Debussy’s complete set of 24 Preludes, Books I & II, with pianists Steven Bailey, Christopher Basso, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Keisuke Nakagoshi, and ...

Golden Gate International Choral Festival – Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm

Golden Gate International Choral Festival - Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm

The Golden Gate International Children's and Youth Choral Festival is an unforgettable week of concerts, competitions, special events, and cultural exchange. From July 8-14, 2018, participating choirs will sing, learn, and ...

Arjun Verma, sitar – Friday, July 13 at 8 pm

Arjun Verma, sitar - Friday, July 13 at 8 pm
Sitarist Arjun Verma is joined by Sudhakar Vaidyanathan on tabla in a performance of North Indian classical music. Arjun first learned from his father, sitarist Roop Verma, himself a disciple of ...

Mike Greensill & Joe Cohen – Sunday, July 15 at 4 pm

Mike Greensill & Joe Cohen - Sunday, July 15 at 4 pm
Mike Greensill and Joe Cohen will explore the music of Duke Ellington, along with new compositions from the pen of Mike Greensill ...

Resonance Jazz Ensemble – Friday, July 20 at 8 pm

Resonance Jazz Ensemble - Friday, July 20 at 8 pm
Resonance Jazz Ensemble performs inspired originals by bandleader Steve McQuarry, as well as deliciously creative arrangements of jazz standards, pop tunes and classical favorites with woodwinds, strings and a rhythm section ...

Le Due Muse – Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm

Le Due Muse - Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm
Join Bay Area cellist Sarah Hong and her long time duo partner, Japanese pianist Makiko Ooka, for the romantic, rich harmonies and the pure, childlike folk melodies and unique rhythms of ...

Sarah Cahill – Sunday, July 22 at 4 pm

Sarah Cahill - Sunday, July 22 at 4 pm
On the occasion of being named a 2018 New Music Champion by the American Composers Forum, Sarah Cahill, performs a program of pieces she has commissioned or have been otherwise dedicated ...

August

Ensemble Draca – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

Ensemble Draca - Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm
Ensemble Draca performs a program showcasing songs through the centuries and across the world, featuring song repertoire from Renaissance England, the French baroque court, early baroque Italy, the Scottish folk tradition, ...

Henry Plotnick & Friends – Friday, August 17 at 8 pm

Henry Plotnick & Friends - Friday, August 17 at 8 pm
Jazz pianist and composer Henry Plotnick brings his unique, energetic musicianship to Old First Concerts in a very special concert of jazz standards, originals, and work by new composers. Just seventeen ...

Will Chow & Yi-Fang Wu – Sunday, August 19 at 4 pm

Will Chow & Yi-Fang Wu - Sunday, August 19 at 4 pm
Will Chow, a cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, joins Bay Area pianist Yi-Fang Wu on a Sunday afternoon to present a wide sampling of works for cello and piano by Bach, ...

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 – Friday, August 24 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 - Friday, August 24 at 8 pm
The fourth and final concert in our Debussy Centennial Festival, featuring pianists from the New Piano Collective with special guests violinist Liana Bérubé and cellist Michelle Kwon, in performances of the ...

Firesong Ensemble – Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm

Firesong Ensemble - Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm
Soaring Romantic and Impressionist masterpieces by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schoenberg are showcased by soprano Vanessa Langer and pianist Vera Breheda. Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (San Francisco Classical Voice) ...

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Ensemble for These Times – Friday, June 29 at 8 pm

Ensemble for These Times - Friday, June 29 at 8 pm
Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) returns to Old First Concerts with another edition of their 56X54 project of new and recent works by living composers. This program focuses on works featuring ...

Bridge Piano Quartet – Sunday, July 1 at 4 pm

Bridge Piano Quartet - Sunday, July 1 at 4 pm
The Bridge Piano Quartet is honored to present the world premiere by noted composer Chad Cannon’s Gateway: Stories from Angel Island for piano quartet, narrator, butoh dance, and electronics, alongside works ...

Le Due Muse – Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm

Le Due Muse - Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm
Join Bay Area cellist Sarah Hong and her long time duo partner, Japanese pianist Makiko Ooka, for the romantic, rich harmonies and the pure, childlike folk melodies and unique rhythms of ...

Ensemble Draca – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

Ensemble Draca - Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm
Ensemble Draca performs a program showcasing songs through the centuries and across the world, featuring song repertoire from Renaissance England, the French baroque court, early baroque Italy, the Scottish folk tradition, ...

Will Chow & Yi-Fang Wu – Sunday, August 19 at 4 pm

Will Chow & Yi-Fang Wu - Sunday, August 19 at 4 pm
Will Chow, a cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, joins Bay Area pianist Yi-Fang Wu on a Sunday afternoon to present a wide sampling of works for cello and piano by Bach, ...

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 – Friday, August 24 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 - Friday, August 24 at 8 pm
The fourth and final concert in our Debussy Centennial Festival, featuring pianists from the New Piano Collective with special guests violinist Liana Bérubé and cellist Michelle Kwon, in performances of the ...

Piano

Piano

Amy Stephens – Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm

Amy Stephens - Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm
Jazz composer and pianist Amy Stephens presents the World Premiere and album release of Becoming, her seven-movement suite for solo piano. Becoming is a delightful musical journey, taking the listener through ...

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 3 – Friday, July 6 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 3 - Friday, July 6 at 8 pm
Debussy Centennial Festival, program three, featuring performances of Debussy’s complete set of 24 Preludes, Books I & II, with pianists Steven Bailey, Christopher Basso, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Keisuke Nakagoshi, and ...

Sarah Cahill – Sunday, July 22 at 4 pm

Sarah Cahill - Sunday, July 22 at 4 pm
On the occasion of being named a 2018 New Music Champion by the American Composers Forum, Sarah Cahill, performs a program of pieces she has commissioned or have been otherwise dedicated ...

Firesong Ensemble – Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm

Firesong Ensemble - Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm
Soaring Romantic and Impressionist masterpieces by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schoenberg are showcased by soprano Vanessa Langer and pianist Vera Breheda. Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (San Francisco Classical Voice) ...

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 – Friday, August 24 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 - Friday, August 24 at 8 pm
The fourth and final concert in our Debussy Centennial Festival, featuring pianists from the New Piano Collective with special guests violinist Liana Bérubé and cellist Michelle Kwon, in performances of the ...

Jazz and World Music

Jazz and World Music

Amy Stephens – Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm

Amy Stephens - Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm
Jazz composer and pianist Amy Stephens presents the World Premiere and album release of Becoming, her seven-movement suite for solo piano. Becoming is a delightful musical journey, taking the listener through ...

Arjun Verma, sitar – Friday, July 13 at 8 pm

Arjun Verma, sitar - Friday, July 13 at 8 pm
Sitarist Arjun Verma is joined by Sudhakar Vaidyanathan on tabla in a performance of North Indian classical music. Arjun first learned from his father, sitarist Roop Verma, himself a disciple of ...

Mike Greensill & Joe Cohen – Sunday, July 15 at 4 pm

Mike Greensill & Joe Cohen - Sunday, July 15 at 4 pm
Mike Greensill and Joe Cohen will explore the music of Duke Ellington, along with new compositions from the pen of Mike Greensill ...

Resonance Jazz Ensemble – Friday, July 20 at 8 pm

Resonance Jazz Ensemble - Friday, July 20 at 8 pm
Resonance Jazz Ensemble performs inspired originals by bandleader Steve McQuarry, as well as deliciously creative arrangements of jazz standards, pop tunes and classical favorites with woodwinds, strings and a rhythm section ...

Ensemble Draca – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

Ensemble Draca - Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm
Ensemble Draca performs a program showcasing songs through the centuries and across the world, featuring song repertoire from Renaissance England, the French baroque court, early baroque Italy, the Scottish folk tradition, ...

Henry Plotnick & Friends – Friday, August 17 at 8 pm

Henry Plotnick & Friends - Friday, August 17 at 8 pm
Jazz pianist and composer Henry Plotnick brings his unique, energetic musicianship to Old First Concerts in a very special concert of jazz standards, originals, and work by new composers. Just seventeen ...

Choral and Vocal

Choral and Vocal

Ensemble for These Times – Friday, June 29 at 8 pm

Ensemble for These Times - Friday, June 29 at 8 pm
Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) returns to Old First Concerts with another edition of their 56X54 project of new and recent works by living composers. This program focuses on works featuring ...

Golden Gate International Choral Festival – Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm

Golden Gate International Choral Festival - Wednesday, July 11 at 7 pm

The Golden Gate International Children's and Youth Choral Festival is an unforgettable week of concerts, competitions, special events, and cultural exchange. From July 8-14, 2018, participating choirs will sing, learn, and ...

Ensemble Draca – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

Ensemble Draca - Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm
Ensemble Draca performs a program showcasing songs through the centuries and across the world, featuring song repertoire from Renaissance England, the French baroque court, early baroque Italy, the Scottish folk tradition, ...

Firesong Ensemble – Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm

Firesong Ensemble - Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm
Soaring Romantic and Impressionist masterpieces by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schoenberg are showcased by soprano Vanessa Langer and pianist Vera Breheda. Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (San Francisco Classical Voice) ...

Debussy Centennial Festival

Debussy Centennial Festival

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 3 – Friday, July 6 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 3 - Friday, July 6 at 8 pm
Debussy Centennial Festival, program three, featuring performances of Debussy’s complete set of 24 Preludes, Books I & II, with pianists Steven Bailey, Christopher Basso, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Keisuke Nakagoshi, and Robert Schwartz ...

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 – Friday, August 24 at 8 pm

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 - Friday, August 24 at 8 pm
The fourth and final concert in our Debussy Centennial Festival, featuring pianists from the New Piano Collective with special guests violinist Liana Bérubé and cellist Michelle Kwon, in performances of the first book ...

Videos from the first two concerts in the series!

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

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