San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970


Karlheinz Stockhausen Klavierstücke IX (1954/61)Luciano Berio Sequenza VII (1969)Michael Finnissy Keroiylu (1981)Akira Nishimura Aquatic Aura (1996)Christopher Burns Maxwells Demon (2001)group improvisationsfSound returns to Old First with a program exploring the various facets of contemporary composition and improvisation. sfSound is a unique collective of composer/performers that performs its own music compositions, commissions new work, performs avant-garde repertory and develops highly creative “radical transcriptions” of modern masterpieces. Presenting contemporary and experimental music concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000, sfSound’s programs reach from the latest music of the European Avant-Garde to the grittiest sounds of the West Coast Improv-Underground, encompassing recent trends in instrumental technique, conceptual art, music theater, and electronic sound. For more information please visit

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.