San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Jerry Kuderna

Roger Sessions 5 Pieces for PianoRobert Helps Music for the Left HandAllan Crossmann Sonata fLux US PremiereMartin Boykan Bagatelles ‘with a little help from my friendsplus works by Ross Bauer, Richard Swift, Laurie San Martin, and Herb BielawaJerry Kuderna received his initial training in piano and conducting in Denver with Antonia Brico. While studying the music of Webern and Schoenberg with Rudolf Kolisch he performed works by the 2nd Viennese school with soprano Bethany Beardslee. He has premiered works by American composers including Milton Babbitt, Richard Swift, Alden Jenks, Robert Helps, Richard Swift, and Herb Bielawa, whose concerto Discorso he performed with Sounds New in 2005. In January 2006 he gave the West Coast Premiere of Elliott Carters Piano Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony under the baton of George Thomson.

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.