On Friday, March 6, San Francisco Mayor London Breed recommended that concerts and other large events be cancelled for the following two weeks to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Following the lead of the SF Symphony, we are cancelling our March 15 Beet250ven Festival Concert.
Old First Concerts proudly presents BEET250VEN, an anniversary festival celebrating The Master’s 250th birthday throughout 2020. This series of 4 concerts provides a unique opportunity to discover – and rediscover – his beloved hits as well as rarely performed gems in an intimate setting. Featuring an all-star lineup of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, these concerts will focus on piano, chamber and vocal works, including a marathon concert of all 32 piano sonatas in a single day!
The festival kicks off on March 15th, 2020 with an Akademie Gala, a special 3-hour concert evocative of gatherings that happened in Beethoven’s time where performers presented a movement from a piano sonata, an aria, or a short instrumental work. Immediately following the Gala, mingle with the musicians during our Brats & Biergarten Reception. Don’t miss this unique, one-of-a-kind concert!