San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Chronicle Hotel

Luciano Chessa creates works that “blur the distinction between theater and music” (SFCV), treading a delicate balance between classical lyricism and the avant-garde. Tonight he presents a set of newly composed works for piano, ‘cello, musical saw and Vietnamese dan bau including Lampi sull’ENI. Per Marino Formenti (2009), Studio per Quartetto (2009), Chronicle Hotel (2008), and Movements (2009)—a collaborative work with film artist Rick Bahto for 16mm film, dan bau and amplified film projectors.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.