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    Resonance Jazz Ensemble – Friday, July 20 at 8 pm

    Resonance Jazz Ensemble performs inspired originals by bandleader Steve McQuarry, as well as deliciously creative arrangements of jazz standards, pop tunes and classical favorites with woodwinds, strings and a rhythm section that includes piano, double-bass and drums.

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    Sarah Cahill – Sunday, July 22 at 4 pm

    On the occasion of being named a 2018 New Music Champion by the American Composers Forum, Sarah Cahill, performs a program of pieces she has commissioned or have been otherwise dedicated to her, including music by John Adams, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Ingram Marshall, Annea Lockwood, Phil Kline, and Samuel Adams.

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    Henry Plotnick & Friends – Friday, August 17 at 8 pm

    Jazz pianist and composer Henry Plotnick brings his unique, energetic musicianship to Old First Concerts in a very special concert of jazz standards, originals, and work by new composers. Just seventeen years old, he has performed throughout the Bay Area at venues such as Davies Symphony Hall, SFMOMA, California Jazz Conservatory, Stanford University, JCCSF, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and San Francisco City Hall.

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    Lynn Schugren – Sunday, September 9 at 4 pm

    Pianist Lynn Schugren will explore the eclectic American style with four major works for piano solo, including the San Francisco premiere of Mark Vance’s Points in Time.

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    Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab – Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm

    Take refuge on the road to madness! Join soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab for a program on joy, seduction, love, loss and madness, featuring works by Purcell, Strauss, Ravel, the West Coast premiere of Richard Aldag’s Five Songs for Voice & Piano, and the world premiere (with piano) of Richard Festinger’s Love Wanders There and Winds of May.

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    Winds of Change – Friday, September 21 at 8 pm

    An evening of breath-powered music prowess from Bay Area luminaries, international innovators Beth Custer, Cornelius Boots, and Stephen Kent. In solo, duo and trio configurations they will perform original compositions, arrangements, traditional repertoire, and improvisations.

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    Jihye Chang – Friday, September 28 at 8 pm

    Pianist Jihye Chang presents the third chapter of her five-year solo piano project, Continuum 88, which began in 2016, spanning performances in Korea, Taiwan, and across the US, with a program of works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Czerny alongside new works written for this project by Seungyon Kim, Peter Krame, and Shinuh Lee.