San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Far Out Friends: Poetry & Music

Join this celebration of new song premieres with Gary Snyder and composers Fred Frith, Allaudin Mathieu, Robert Morris and Roy Whelden, all on hand to honor the half-century of Snyders publishing career. Karen Clarks evocative contralto with the rich baroque strings of the Galax Quartet bring the Beat renaissance into the 21st century.Additional support for this concert provided by the American Composers Forum, the East Bay Fund for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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.