San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Premiere Performances & Rediscoveries

Trio for ‘cello, bassoon and piano by J. P. Schiffelholz; Arabesque for bassoon and piano by J. Ibert; Trio Pathétique by M. Glinka; Sonata in E-minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms; Sonata Op. 37 by Robert Kahn; and a selection of Japanese songs arranged for ‘cello and piano‘Cellist Rebecca Rust’s artistic dedication has been to the discovery and performance of lost or overlooked musical gems by little-known composers, and along with husband Friedrich Edelmann, former long-time principal bassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic, and pianist Vera Breheda, she brings to Old First an unusual program featuring the American premieres of a work by Robert Kahn, whose compositions were largely destroyed when he fled Nazi Germany, and of a new arrangement of Glinka’s Trio Pathétique.

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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