San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Mark Simons

Works by J. S. Bach, Carlo Domeniconi, Philip Rosheger, Yuguijiro Yocoh, Miles Davis, Astor Piazzolla, Ralph Towner, Garato (Annibal Augusto Sardinha), Jorge Cordoso, Maurice Ravel, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Béla Bartók, and Francis Poulenc.Mark Simons’ innate musicality, impressive technique, attention to style and engaging stage presence have drawn critical acclaim and made him the Bay Area’s standout chamber guitarist. His Global Variations program for Old First Concerts includes compositions for solo guitar, for guitar and flute—showcasing fast-rising young flute talent Carmen Lemoine—and for guitar quartet—Simons and his colleagues in the San Francisco Guitar Quartet—and embraces a range of composers from Bach, Bartók, and Ravel to Yuquijiro Yocoh, Miles Davis, and local light Paul Dresher.

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.