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Holiday Guitar Solo & Ensemble Concert

Jean-Philippe Rameau selections from Pièces de clavecin, Book IPhilip Rosheger A Lullaby to Wake Up With, Dream Tango, and Waltz No. 3Astor Piazzolla Adios Nonino, Verano Porteño, Otoño Porteño and LibertangoAgustín Barrios Las Abejas; Valse, Op. 8, No. 3 and La CathedralPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky selections from The Nutcracker SuiteGustav Holst selections from the St. Paul SuiteClarice Assad Dancas NativasCome and hear Lawrence Ferrara, soloist and ensemble director for the annual San Francisco Holiday Guitar Concert presenting works that bring cheer and delight to the holiday season and New Year. The program will feature well-known solo guitar works by Agustín Barrios and a newly composed work for four guitars by Clarice Assad, Dancas Nativas, performed by guitarists from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition, the program will have holiday classics such as Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Suite and Holsts St. Paul Suite arranged and performed on 4 guitars. Transcriptions of harpsichord works by Jean Phillip Rameau, and solo guitar works by Philip Rosheger will also be played.

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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