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San Francisco International Piano Festival – Les Années Folles – Sunday, August 29 at 4 pm



San Francisco International Piano Festival
Festival Finale: Les Années Folles

Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Philippe LeRoy, harpsichord
Gwendolyn Mok, piano
Jeffrey LaDeur, piano

Nadia Boulanger Vers la vie nouvelle
Francis Poulenc Suite Française
François Couperin Les Folie Françoises; Passacaille
Germaine Tailleferre 2 Valses for two pianos
Maurice Ravel La Valse

The festival concludes Season 4.5 through the lens of an historical epoch that is both precedent and premonition: the 1918 Spanish Flu, the armistice of 1919, and the advent of the roaring twenties. The Piano Festival takes its inspiration from this moment and follows the thread of innocence lost and reclaimed, tragedy mourned, joy in rebirth, and the dizzying juxtaposition of folly and destruction.

Highlights include performances of Couperin and Poulenc with Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy, works by Nadia Boulanger and Germaine Tailleferre, and the vertiginous La Valse by Ravel reimagined through multimedia.

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!

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