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

Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends
Cameo Charms

Anthony Blea, Eileen Bourgade, Jason Totzke & Anna Washburn violins; David Daniel Bowes & Valerie Tisdel, violins & violas; Paula Karolak & Patrick Kroboth, violas; Louella Hasbun, Onew Park & Ben Snellings, cellos; Darcy Mironov, flute; Alden Jenks, composer

with special guests Anthony Blea’s Afro-Cuban Quartet; Stephen Damonte, composer & piano & Mikako Endo, piano

Zoltán Kodály excerpt from Duo, Op. 7
Stephen Damonte Sonata for Violin and Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet for flute, violin, viola, and cello No. 1 in D major, K. 285
Alden Jenks Unrestful Sleep
Henri Wieniawski excerpt from Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 22
Felix Mendelssohn excerpt from Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
selected Cuban danzones 

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. Featured are new works from local Bay Area composers Alden Jenks and Stephen Damonte—both of whom will be in attendance—and an exciting, vibrant Afro-Cuban quartet led by violinist Anthony Blea, all nicely balanced with Mendelssohn and Mozart masterworks and Kodaly and Wieniawski gems. GGP Faculty are seasoned professionals and members of many of the Bay Area’s leading music institutions and ensembles. A significant portion of all proceeds will benefit the GGP and its programs.

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!

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