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    Greek Chamber Music Project – Uproot: Music from Asia Minor – Friday, February 3 at 8 pm

    Greek Chamber Music Project – Uproot: Music from Asia Minor – Friday, February 3 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Remembering the 1923 Population Exchange, which uprooted 1.6 million people across Asia Minor and is considered an act of ethnic cleansing, through songs and stories to generate a universal dialogue about the impact of forced migration and building a bridge to the experiences of modern-day refugees.


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    Gabriela Calderón Cornejo – Musas – Sunday, February 5 at 4 pm

    Gabriela Calderón Cornejo – Musas – Sunday, February 5 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Costa Rican pianist Dr. Gabriela Calderon Cornejo presents an enlightening performance with commentary on her album Musas, which strives to uncover and celebrate a collection of powerful at-risk compositions written by Latin American women born before 1950, including Carmen Barradas, Nelly Mele Lara, Maruja Hinestroa, Aurora Román Casares, and María Mendoza de Baratta.


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    Bardin-Niskala Duo – Songs Reimagined – Friday, February 24 at 8 pm

    Bardin-Niskala Duo – Songs Reimagined – Friday, February 24 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** An evening of west coast premiers of works by ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) composers, each inspired by a childhood song or folk song from the composer’s heritage.


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    Daniela Mineva – Transfigured Voices – Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm

    Daniela Mineva – Transfigured Voices – Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** This program features uncompromising piano scores are deeply spiritual and strikingly expressive by three of the most original and influential Eastern European women composers—Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Sofia Gubaidulina, performed by Daniela Mineva, who The New York Times called a "“vibrant and expressive performer who could steal the show in every concert”.


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    Gabriele Baldocci – Saturday, March 11 at 8 pm

    Gabriele Baldocci – Saturday, March 11 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Experience Gabriele Baldocci’s unique style, visionary programming and versatile artistic personality with a program that includes US Premieres of works by Gabriele Baldocci, David Winkler, and Douglas Finch and Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.


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    Ives Collective – Sunday, March 12 at 4 pm

    Ives Collective – Sunday, March 12 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 performs works by Helen Grime, Amy Beach, and Antonín Dvořák.


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    Lang/Rainwater Project – Friday, March 17 at 8 pm

    Lang/Rainwater Project – Friday, March 17 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Expanding expand the trombone-piano repertoire by working with diverse and distinct voices of contemporary music, the Lang/Rainwater Project perform works by Amy Beach, Eli Greenhoe, Arvo Pärt, Alex Temple, and more.


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    Gen Z at Old First Concerts – The 70th Junior Bach Festival – Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 pm

    Gen Z at Old First Concerts – The 70th Junior Bach Festival – Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** An all-J. S. Bach concert showcasing fabulous young soloists and ensembles. For 70 years the Junior Bach’s virtuosic young performers have been conveying the genius and breadth of J. S. Bach’s compositions.


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    Ann DuHamel – Prayers for a Feverish Planet – Sunday, March 19 at 4 pm

    Ann DuHamel – Prayers for a Feverish Planet – Sunday, March 19 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Prayers for a Feverish Planet draws from over 300+ discrete movements of music for piano and piano/electronics, on the themes of water, grief/anxiety, shadows and light, time, human “progress,” trees, hope, and more, sent to Ann DuHamel in response to a call for scores asking composers to share their works about climate change.


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    Aftermath – Friday, March 24 at 8 pm

    Aftermath – Friday, March 24 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Ned Rorem said: "the future will judge us, as it always judges the past, by our art more than by our armies." This program that invites the audience to reflect on the violence that occurred on September 11, 2001, as well as the 20 years of war that followed, through music by Arson Fahim, William Harvey, and Ned Rorem.


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    Bernal Hill Players – Forces of Nature – Sunday, March 26 at 4 pm

    Bernal Hill Players – Forces of Nature – Sunday, March 26 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Featuring two newly commissioned works by Bay Area composers, this program features pieces evoking moods both calm and stormy, with Italian volcanoes, Brazilian rainforests, Japanese seas, English forests, New York rain showers, French spring mornings, and California canyons.


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    Friction Quartet – Friday, May 5 at 8 pm

    Friction Quartet – Friday, May 5 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Catch two mainstays of the string quartet repertoire reverently interpreted by Friction Quartet. Curated by Kevin Rogers, this concert presents two complex 20th century works that contain some of the most emotional and passionate passages of the whole quartet repertory.


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