San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970


US Premieres of Dreamscape by Karen Gourlay, Elegia by Philip Czaplowski and Bereft Adrift by Michael Oliva, along with works by John Bilotta, John Thow, Dan Kessner, Tim Benjamin, Toru Takemitsu and Bruce MacCombie Since 2003, rarescale have been actively promoting the alto flute repertoire around the world. Led by Carla Rees, who has commissioned over 50 new works for the alto flute, their program includes three US premieres, as well as local composer John Bilottas impromptu Shadow Tree for flute and guitar, and Toru Takemitsus haunting solo-guitar work Equinox.

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.