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    Chordless – Friday, January 24 at 8 pm

    Chordless - Friday, January 24 at 8 pm
    A duo that is passionate about creating welcoming spaces to explore and appreciate music that has historically been ignored or is brand new, performing a World Premiere by Benjamin Pesetsky, along with works by Copland, Messiaen, Strozzi, and more.

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    Ives Collective – Sunday, January 26 at 4 pm

    Ives Collective - Sunday, January 26 at 4 pm
    Honoring Beethoven in his 250th anniversary with performances of two of his lesser-known works--the gently intimate Op. 29 Viola Quintet and the chamber version of his masterful Piano Concerto No. 4.

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    Duo Concertante – Sunday, February 2 at 4 pm

    Duo Concertante - Sunday, February 2 at 4 pm
    One of Canada's premiere chamber ensembles returns to Old First Concerts with a program featuring Randolph Peters's Frisson, commissioned by the duo, alongside works by Bach, Schumann, and Beethoven.

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    Zane Forshee – Full Circle – Friday, February 7 at 8 pm

    Zane Forshee - Full Circle - Friday, February 7 at 8 pm
    Full Circle is a personal program that explores the points of intersection found between works by living composers that have stretched the boundaries of what is possible on the guitar with works that were groundbreaking in the past.

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    Wooden Fish Ensemble – Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm

    Wooden Fish Ensemble - Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm
    Specializing in programs blending traditional music from Asia with new music by living composers, this program features Korean folk songs alongside works by Frederic Rzewski and Hyo-shin Na, including numerous world and local premieres.

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    New Moon Duo – Friday, February 28 at 8 pm

    New Moon Duo - Friday, February 28 at 8 pm
    The World Premiere of Nicolas Benavides' Canto Caló, a song cycle that takes inspiration from the New Mexican heritage shared by Martinez Becker and Benavides through the lens of their grandparents’ life experiences.

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    BEET250VEN Akademie Gala – Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm

    BEET250VEN Akademie Gala - Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm
    A special 3-hour concert with movements from piano sonatas, arias, and short instrumental works performed by some of the Bay Area's leading performers, followed by a Brats & Biergarten Reception.

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    Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival – Saturday, March 21 at 7 pm

    Pacific Pythagorean Music Festival - Saturday, March 21 at 7 pm
    A four hour celebration of mathematically "pure ratios" - finding harmony and resonance in alternate tuning systems - featuring an all-star lineup of Bay Area performers and several world premieres.

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    Junior Bach Festival – Sunday, March 22 at 4 pm

    Junior Bach Festival - Sunday, March 22 at 4 pm
    Some of the most talented young musicians in Northern California playing J. S. Bach's music with great skill and youthful exuberance.

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    Ninth Planet New Music – Friday, March 27 at 8 pm

    Ninth Planet New Music - Friday, March 27 at 8 pm
    Created in 2019 as a merger of Bay Area new music groups Wild Rumpus and Composers, Inc., Ninth Planet presents a program of fresh and varied new music from the Bay Area and beyond!

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    Nomad Session – Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm

    Nomad Session - Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm
    Using the extreme versatility of their instruments, Nomad Session introduces audiences to a world of new musical opportunities with fresh commissions and inspiring arrangements of classical and popular music.

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    Enter the Bamboo – Sunday, April 5 at 4 pm

    Enter the Bamboo - Sunday, April 5 at 4 pm
    A dynamic presentation from two masters of jinashi Zen bamboo flutes ranging from virtuosic and energetic to meditative and subtle.

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    Art of the Voice – Sunday, April 19 at 4 pm

    Art of the Voice - Sunday, April 19 at 4 pm
    Current Adler Fellow Simone McIntosh joins the Chamber Music Society of San Francisco in a performance of Respighi's mini-opera Il tramonto, plus Debussy's viscerally engaging String Quartet.

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    The Three B’s – Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm

    The Three B's - Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm
    Hear some of the most gifted and accomplished music students in the Bay Area perform beloved works of chamber music.

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