San Francisco’s home for great concerts since 1970.
1751 Sacramento Street
(cross street Van Ness Avenue) 94109.
Phone: 415.474.1608

Concert Listings by Date

July

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) ...

September

Lynn Schugren – Sunday, September 9 at 4 pm

Lynn Schugren - Sunday, September 9 at 4 pm
Pianist Lynn Schugren will explore the eclectic American style with four major works for piano solo, including the San Francisco premiere of Mark Vance's Points in Time ...

Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab – Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm

Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab - Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm
Take refuge on the road to madness! Join soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab for a program on joy, seduction, love, loss and madness, featuring works by Purcell, Strauss, Ravel, ...

Winds of Change – Friday, September 21 at 8 pm

Winds of Change - Friday, September 21 at 8 pm
An evening of breath-powered music prowess from Bay Area luminaries, international innovators Beth Custer, Cornelius Boots, and Stephen Kent. In solo, duo and trio configurations they will perform original compositions, arrangements, ...

Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends – Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm

Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends - Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm
The distinguished faculty of the Golden Gate Philharmonic, San Francisco’s all-inclusive youth orchestra, is showcased in this not-to-be-missed benefit recital, with new works from Bay Area composers Alden Jenks and Stephen ...

Jihye Chang – Friday, September 28 at 8 pm

Jihye Chang - Friday, September 28 at 8 pm
Pianist Jihye Chang presents the third chapter of her five-year solo piano project, Continuum 88, which began in 2016, spanning performances in Korea, Taiwan, and across the US, with a program ...

Book of J – Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm

Book of J - Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm
Book of J sing from the traditional canon of Sukkot, the Jewish autumn festival honoring labor, celebrating migration, welcoming our beloved dead to feast with us, and praying for sweet rain ...

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

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 ...

Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends – Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm

Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends - Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm
The distinguished faculty of the Golden Gate Philharmonic, San Francisco’s all-inclusive youth orchestra, is showcased in this not-to-be-missed benefit recital, with new works from Bay Area composers Alden Jenks and Stephen ...

Piano

Piano

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 ...

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, 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) ...

Lynn Schugren – Sunday, September 9 at 4 pm

Lynn Schugren - Sunday, September 9 at 4 pm
Pianist Lynn Schugren will explore the eclectic American style with four major works for piano solo, including the San Francisco premiere of Mark Vance's Points in Time ...

Jihye Chang – Friday, September 28 at 8 pm

Jihye Chang - Friday, September 28 at 8 pm
Pianist Jihye Chang presents the third chapter of her five-year solo piano project, Continuum 88, which began in 2016, spanning performances in Korea, Taiwan, and across the US, with a program ...

Jazz and World Music

Jazz and World Music

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 ...

Winds of Change – Friday, September 21 at 8 pm

Winds of Change - Friday, September 21 at 8 pm
An evening of breath-powered music prowess from Bay Area luminaries, international innovators Beth Custer, Cornelius Boots, and Stephen Kent. In solo, duo and trio configurations they will perform original compositions, arrangements, ...

Book of J – Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm

Book of J - Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm
Book of J sing from the traditional canon of Sukkot, the Jewish autumn festival honoring labor, celebrating migration, welcoming our beloved dead to feast with us, and praying for sweet rain ...

Choral and Vocal

Choral and Vocal

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) ...

Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab – Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm

Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab - Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm
Take refuge on the road to madness! Join soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab for a program on joy, seduction, love, loss and madness, featuring works by Purcell, Strauss, Ravel, ...

Book of J – Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm

Book of J - Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm
Book of J sing from the traditional canon of Sukkot, the Jewish autumn festival honoring labor, celebrating migration, welcoming our beloved dead to feast with us, and praying for sweet rain ...

Debussy Centennial Festival

Debussy Centennial 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 ...

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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