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Concert Listings by Date

June

Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell – Friday, June 1 at 8 pm

Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell - Friday, June 1 at 8 pm
Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle, and Kate Campbell bring their combined talents to Old First Concerts with a diverse program including works by Bay Area composers Belinda Reynolds and Ryan Rey, and the world premiere of ...

Farallon Quintet – Friday, June 8 at 8 pm

Farallon Quintet - Friday, June 8 at 8 pm
Farallon Quintet is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet—inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature ...

Curium – Friday, June 22 at 8 pm

Curium - Friday, June 22 at 8 pm
Founded in the summer of 2017, the women of Curium piano trio specialize in performing the music of female composers along with traditional piano trio repertoire. This program features two rarely heard piano trios by ...

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 Christopher Basso, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Keisuke Nakagoshi, and Robert Schwartz ...

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 ...

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

Gifts from Over Sea – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

Gifts from Over Sea - Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm
The ensemble Gifts from Over Sea continues the ancient human tradition of storytelling through song. Played on guitar, lute, theorbo, and harp, the program features a wide variety from Early Music, ...

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

Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell – Friday, June 1 at 8 pm

Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell - Friday, June 1 at 8 pm
Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle, and Kate Campbell bring their combined talents to Old First Concerts with a diverse program including works by Bay Area composers Belinda Reynolds and Ryan Rey, and ...

Farallon Quintet – Friday, June 8 at 8 pm

Farallon Quintet - Friday, June 8 at 8 pm
Farallon Quintet is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet—inspired by the simplicity and beauty ...

Curium – Friday, June 22 at 8 pm

Curium - Friday, June 22 at 8 pm
Founded in the summer of 2017, the women of Curium piano trio specialize in performing the music of female composers along with traditional piano trio repertoire. This program features two rarely ...

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 ...

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 Christopher Basso, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Keisuke Nakagoshi, and Robert Schwartz ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gifts from Over Sea – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

Gifts from Over Sea - Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm
The ensemble Gifts from Over Sea continues the ancient human tradition of storytelling through song. Played on guitar, lute, theorbo, and harp, the program features a wide variety from Early Music, ...

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 ...

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 Christopher Basso, Daniel Glover, Jeffrey LaDeur, Keisuke Nakagoshi, and Robert Schwartz. The Festival ...

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 ...

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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