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    Sixth Station Trio plays Studio Ghibli – Friday, February 23 at 8 pm and Sunday, February 25 at 4 pm

    Sixth Station Trio plays Studio Ghibli – Friday, February 23 at 8 pm and Sunday, February 25 at 4 pm
    *** FRIDAY LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** *** SUNDAY LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Be immersed in the world of Studio Ghibli through the music of Howl's Moving Castle! Sixth Station Trio is a professional piano, violin, and cello trio based in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose mission is to keep classical music accessible to the general public and to challenge the boundaries of what a classical piano trio can do.


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    Chopin Birthday Party with Robert Schwartz – Sunday, March 3 at 2 pm

    Chopin Birthday Party with Robert Schwartz – Sunday, March 3 at 2 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Celebrate Chopin's birthday with an all-Chopin performance by acclaimed pianist Robert Schwartz, whose powerful performances are marked by poetry, insight, and mastery of his instrument. Birthday cake and champagne reception follows the concert!


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    Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Women Composers! – Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm

    Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Women Composers! – Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Wooden Fish Ensemble celebrates International Women's Day with performances of works by Hyo-shin Na, Galina Ustvolsakaya, Ruth Crawford, and Clara Schumann.


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    The Yale Spizzwinks(?) – Friday, March 15 at 8 pm

    The Yale Spizzwinks(?) – Friday, March 15 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** The Spizzwinks(?) are composed entirely of full-time undergraduate students at Yale, bringing our diverse repertoire of over 600 arrangements everywhere from local New Haven elementary schools, to concert halls, special events, businesses, and universities on our international tours.


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    Junior Bach Festival – Sunday, March 17 at 4 pm

    Junior Bach Festival – Sunday, March 17 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** image: Junior Bach Founder Tirzah Mailkoff and young performers in 1953 The Junior Bach Festival returns to Old First Concerts by popular demand, as we have every year since 2015, showcasing a new generation of superbly talented and virtuosic young soloists and ensembles who are uniquely capable of expressing the genius of Bach’s timeless music.


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    Earplay – Life Cycle – Monday, March 18 at 7:30 pm

    Earplay – Life Cycle – Monday, March 18 at 7:30 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Beyond Boundaries and Brie: Post Performance Fundraising After-Party! Join Earplay for its first-ever mid-season fundraising party, where we’ll toast the musicians and composers, provide insights into our 40th anniversary season in 2025, and celebrate our past, present, and future with you! There will be delicious appetizers and beverages, as well as a silent auction with many delectable and fun items to choose from. All proceeds will support Earplay’s mission to nurture the finest new chamber music of our time, and link audiences, performers, and composers through concerts, commissions, and recordings. Entrance to the gala requires special performance+gala ticket.


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    Conspiracy of Venus – Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm

    Conspiracy of Venus – Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Conspiracy of Venus vocal ensemble will present a program featuring mostly a cappella original arrangements of songs by iconic artists such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Bjork, PJ Harvey, and many more, including a new series featuring Bay Area artists.


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    Amateur Music Network presents Sarah Cahill’s Backstage Pass with Theresa Wong – Monday, April 22 at 7 pm

    Amateur Music Network presents Sarah Cahill’s Backstage Pass with Theresa Wong – Monday, April 22 at 7 pm
    How does a jazz pianist create a unique arrangement of a standard? Why do notation and improvisation seem like such separate worlds? How does an experimental bassist compose? We’ll explore these questions and more in this new series, moderated by Sarah Cahill, with guest artists demonstrating and revealing the secret processes behind their music.


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    ZOFO – Echoes of Gamelan – Friday, April 26 at 8 pm

    ZOFO – Echoes of Gamelan – Friday, April 26 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Exploring the influence of gamelan music on Western composers, as well as how our music perception changes depending on the context, with works by Debussy, Godowski, Holst, Crumb, Baumbusch, and Srayamurtikanti, as well as piano four-hands transcriptions of Balinese ceremonial music.


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    Ives Collective – Sunday, May 5 at 4 pm

    Ives Collective – Sunday, May 5 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Presenting powerful live music experiences through fresh and informed interpretations of established masterworks and under-appreciated gems, the Ives Collective's spring set builds on last season’s commitment to presenting lesser heard works by women composers, with works by Germaine Tailleferre and Emilie Mayer alongside W. A. Mozart.


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    Earplay – New Conversations – Monday, May 20 at 7:30 pm

    Earplay – New Conversations – Monday, May 20 at 7:30 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Challenging the audience to broaden its concept of music with new emotional and auditory experiences, Earplay performs the World Premieres of a new work for voice and sextet by composer/singer Erin Gee and an ensemble work by Byron Au Yong, as well as works by Sami Seif and George Walker.


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Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:

ushering

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 curtishuth@oldfirstconcerts.org for more information.