The Meráki Quartet, whose name is derived from the Greek word meaning "soulfully artistic", presents a program of works from the past and present, all inspired by folk music. This dynamic quartet features four 16-year-old students in their Old First Concerts debut.
Some of the most gifted and accomplished music students in the Bay Area perform a variety of pieces from 1900–1950, one of music history's richest musical eras, including works by Samuel Barber, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel.
World Premiere of Jon Jang’s new work, A Chinaman’s Chance, A Choy’s Chance!, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the US built by Chinese immigrant workers.
San Francisco Symphony musicians, Assistant Principal cellist Amos Yang and bassist Charles Chandler perform two commissioned works--a World Premiere by Argentinian composer Andrès Martin, as well as Shinji Eshima's reimagining of Bach's second cello suite.
Le Due Muse is a cello and piano duo team formed by the Bay Area cellist Sarah Hong and her long time duo partner, Japanese pianist Makiko Ooka, whose repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music.