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Concert Listings by Date

August

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 Jeffrey LaDeur and Eunmi Ko 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 ...

October

Club Glee – Friday, October 5 at 8 pm

Club Glee - Friday, October 5 at 8 pm
The Tokyo-based Club Glee, composed of senior alumni of the Waseda University Glee Club, makes a special San Francisco appearance, bringing a program of audience pleasing pop songs, bringing heartfelt joy ...

Dyad – Sunday, October 7 at 4 pm

Dyad - Sunday, October 7 at 4 pm
Dyad is an innovative violin and bassoon duo on a quest to explore uncharted territory with reimagined classics and premieres of new works ...

Stenberg | Cahill Duo – Friday, October 12 at 8 pm

Stenberg | Cahill Duo - Friday, October 12 at 8 pm
Newly formed in 2016, the Stenberg | Cahill Duo is dedicated to promoting the American experimental tradition and expanding it through the commissioning of new work. This concert will include the ...

Ives Collective – Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm

Ives Collective - Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm
Inspired by Peter Schickele's (aka P.D.Q. Bach) long-running radio program Schickele Mix, Ives Collective perform works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Schickele's Clarinet Quartet ...

Vinifera Trio – Friday, October 26 at 8 pm

Vinifera Trio - Friday, October 26 at 8 pm
This special performance of Olivier Messiaen's wartime classic, Quartet for the End of Time, will include projected visual art and lighting during the performance, a presentation of the story of the ...

Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve – Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm

Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve - Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Special Hallowe'en extravaganza, featuring George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik along with a seasonal mix of scary pieces for four hands by Gounod, Reineke, Dukas, Schumann, Alfredo Casella, and Toby Twining—with a ...

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

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 Jeffrey LaDeur and Eunmi Ko 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 ...

Dyad – Sunday, October 7 at 4 pm

Dyad - Sunday, October 7 at 4 pm
Dyad is an innovative violin and bassoon duo on a quest to explore uncharted territory with reimagined classics and premieres of new works ...

Stenberg | Cahill Duo – Friday, October 12 at 8 pm

Stenberg | Cahill Duo - Friday, October 12 at 8 pm
Newly formed in 2016, the Stenberg | Cahill Duo is dedicated to promoting the American experimental tradition and expanding it through the commissioning of new work. This concert will include the ...

Ives Collective – Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm

Ives Collective - Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm
Inspired by Peter Schickele's (aka P.D.Q. Bach) long-running radio program Schickele Mix, Ives Collective perform works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Schickele's Clarinet Quartet ...

Vinifera Trio – Friday, October 26 at 8 pm

Vinifera Trio - Friday, October 26 at 8 pm
This special performance of Olivier Messiaen's wartime classic, Quartet for the End of Time, will include projected visual art and lighting during the performance, a presentation of the story of the ...

Piano

Piano

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 Jeffrey LaDeur and Eunmi Ko 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 ...

Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve – Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm

Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve - Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Special Hallowe'en extravaganza, featuring George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik along with a seasonal mix of scary pieces for four hands by Gounod, Reineke, Dukas, Schumann, Alfredo Casella, and Toby Twining—with a ...

Jazz and World Music

Jazz and World 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 ...

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

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 ...

Club Glee – Friday, October 5 at 8 pm

Club Glee - Friday, October 5 at 8 pm
The Tokyo-based Club Glee, composed of senior alumni of the Waseda University Glee Club, makes a special San Francisco appearance, bringing a program of audience pleasing pop songs, bringing heartfelt joy ...

Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve – Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm

Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve - Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Special Hallowe'en extravaganza, featuring George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik along with a seasonal mix of scary pieces for four hands by Gounod, Reineke, Dukas, Schumann, Alfredo Casella, and Toby Twining—with a ...

Debussy Centennial Festival

Debussy Centennial Festival

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

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*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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Description

Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4

Featuring Jeffrey LaDeur and Eunmi Ko, piano, and special guests Liana Bérubé, violin & Michelle Kwon, cello

Presented in conjunction with the San Francisco International Piano Festival

Widely regarded as the most important composer of the 20th century, Claude Debussy remains one of the most beloved composers in the classical music universe. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, Old First Concerts is presenting a 4-concert Centennial Festival in 2018, a rare opportunity to hear a great deal of his highly unique musical legacy composed in just 30 years. The program for this concert includes Etudes, Book I; En blanc et noir (for Two Pianos, Four hands!); Violin Sonata; Cello Sonata, and more!

The festival is sponsored by R. Kassman, Purveyor of Fine Pianos.

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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