Upcoming Concerts

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    Resonance Jazz Ensemble – Friday, July 20 at 8 pm

    Resonance Jazz Ensemble performs inspired originals by bandleader Steve McQuarry, as well as deliciously creative arrangements of jazz standards, pop tunes and classical favorites with woodwinds, strings and a rhythm section that includes piano, double-bass and drums.

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    Le Due Muse – Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm

    Join Bay Area cellist Sarah Hong and her long time duo partner, Japanese pianist Makiko Ooka, for the romantic, rich harmonies and the pure, childlike folk melodies and unique rhythms of Czech music that makes us want to dance.

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    Sarah Cahill – Sunday, July 22 at 4 pm

    On the occasion of being named a 2018 New Music Champion by the American Composers Forum, Sarah Cahill, performs a program of pieces she has commissioned or have been otherwise dedicated to her, including music by John Adams, Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Ingram Marshall, Annea Lockwood, Phil Kline, and Samuel Adams.

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    Ensemble Draca – Sunday, August 12 at 4 pm

    Ensemble Draca performs a program showcasing songs through the centuries and across the world, featuring song repertoire from Renaissance England, the French baroque court, early baroque Italy, the Scottish folk tradition, and American folk songs in original arrangements.

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    Henry Plotnick & Friends – Friday, August 17 at 8 pm

    Jazz pianist and composer Henry Plotnick brings his unique, energetic musicianship to Old First Concerts in a very special concert of jazz standards, originals, and work by new composers. Just seventeen years old, he has performed throughout the Bay Area at venues such as Davies Symphony Hall, SFMOMA, California Jazz Conservatory, Stanford University, JCCSF, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and San Francisco City Hall.

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    Will Chow & Yi-Fang Wu – Sunday, August 19 at 4 pm

    Will Chow, a cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, joins Bay Area pianist Yi-Fang Wu on a Sunday afternoon to present a wide sampling of works for cello and piano by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Kapustin, and Piazzolla.

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    Debussy Centennial Festival, program 4 – Friday, August 24 at 8 pm

    The fourth and final concert in our Debussy Centennial Festival, featuring pianists from the New Piano Collective with special guests violinist Liana Bérubé and cellist Michelle Kwon, in performances of the first book of Etudes, En blanc et noir, Violin Sonata, Cello Sonata, and more! The Festival is sponsored in part by R. Kassman, Purveyor of Fine Pianos.

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    Firesong Ensemble – Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm

    Soaring Romantic and Impressionist masterpieces by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schoenberg are showcased by soprano Vanessa Langer and pianist Vera Breheda. Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “enormous stage presence (New Classical LA), soprano Vanessa Langer joins Vera Breheda, a “pianist [who] reaches for the stars with her talent…” (Saarbruecker Zeitung), in a program that surveys the great song heritage from turn of the century Paris, Moscow, and Vienna.

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    Lynn Schugren – Sunday, September 9 at 4 pm

    Pianist Lynn Schugren will explore the eclectic American style with four major works for piano solo, including the San Francisco premiere of Mark Vance’s Points in Time.

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    Winnie Nieh with Paul Dab – Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm

    Take refuge on the road to madness! Join soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab for a program on joy, seduction, love, loss and madness, featuring works by Purcell, Strauss, Ravel, the West Coast premiere of Richard Aldag’s Five Songs for Voice & Piano, and the world premiere (with piano) of Richard Festinger’s Love Wanders There and Winds of May.

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    Winds of Change – Friday, September 21 at 8 pm

    An evening of breath-powered music prowess from Bay Area luminaries, international innovators Beth Custer, Cornelius Boots, and Stephen Kent. In solo, duo and trio configurations they will perform original compositions, arrangements, traditional repertoire, and improvisations.

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    Golden Gate Philharmonic Faculty & Friends – Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm

    The distinguished faculty of the Golden Gate Philharmonic, San Francisco’s all-inclusive youth orchestra, is showcased in this not-to-be-missed benefit recital, with new works from Bay Area composers Alden Jenks and Stephen Damonte along with works by Kodaly, Mozart, Cuban danzones, and more.