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Joel Fan

Cristal by César Camargo Mariano; Choro No. 5, “Alma Brasileira” (Soul of Brazil) by Heiter Villa-Lobos; Sonata No. 1 by Alberto Ginastera; La Nuit du Destin by Dia Succari; Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Troubled Waters by Margaret Bonds; Sonata by Samuel Barber; Concert Paraphrase of Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ by Franz Liszt Rising star pianist Joel Fan recently made his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum. His interpretations have been called “freshly conceived and full of character” and “flamboyant” (New York Times). He has been described as “a soaring talent” and “technical wonder” (Los Angeles Times), plus a “versatile and sensitive pianist” (Washington Post). Fan’s recent appearances include the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic with conductor Alan Gilbert, and the New York Philharmonic with conductor David Zinman and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Fan is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. He is making his San Francisco recital debut in one of his trademark eclectic programs featuring world and traditional music.

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.

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