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Old and New Music from the US and Asia – February 9, 2014

Hyo-shin Na three World Premieres, the San Francisco Premieres of three choral works: The Debt (2013), Spring of Tears (2012), and Dust of This World (2013), and performances of Pleasures for mixed choir and piano (2011), Listen While You Speak! (2011), Echoes of Harmonious Music (2012) and Chrysanthemum Song (2012)Christian Wolff Exercise 32 (2011) and Burdocks (1971) Frederic Rzewski Down by the Riverside (1979)Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23Also instrumental versions of Japanese and Korean folk songs, and Chinese traditional musicThe Wooden Fish Ensemble presents concerts of music and musicians from a variety of cultural and national backgrounds working together in a collaborative way. The Ensemble has presented concerts of traditional music from Asia and new music by a diverse group of composers that includes John Cage, Christian Wolff, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Feldman, Hyo-shin Na and Walter Zimmermann. They have given numerous world premieres.

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.