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San Francisco International Piano Festival – Nicholas Phillips – Sunday, August 22 at 4 pm



San Francisco International Piano Festival
A Celebration of Contemporary Piano Music
Nicholas Phillips,

Quinn Mason Sonata ’21 World Premiere
Mark Olivieri Mieux vaut être seul que mail accompagné; Hymn for Alaina; and a movement from Music for a New Apocalypse World Premieres
Mark Winges Year End Nocturne World Premiere
Carter Pann She Steals Me
Mary Kouyoumdjian Aghavni
Sahba Aminikia Lullaby
Reena Esmail Rang de Brasant
Gabriela Lena Frank Karnavalito No. 1

Bringing together a varied and compelling array of leading composers of our time, Nicholas Phillips presents a live solo recital from Old First Concerts. A champion of new music, Phillips has earned praise for his recitals and recordings from The New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, Time Out Chicago, and the American Record Guide. The Festival is delighted to welcome him back, particularly for the first live recital of the 2021 festival, presented in collaboration with Old First Concerts.

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.