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    Samantha Cho – Sunday, August 15 at 4 pm

    Samantha Cho - Sunday, August 15 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Samantha Cho returns to O1C with a program of works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Brahms, and Gubaidulina.


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

    San Francisco International Piano Festival - Nicholas Phillips - Sunday, August 22 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** A varied and compelling array of works by leading composers of our time, including a World Premiere by Quinn Mason and works by Sahba Aminikia, Reena Esmail, Chen Yi, Tania León, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Mary Kouyoumadjian.


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    Terrie Baune & John Chernoff – Friday, August 27 at 8 pm

    Terrie Baune & John Chernoff - Friday, August 27 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Two rarely-heard sonatas by Bartók and Bacewicz are performed by esteemed Bay Area musicians Terrie Baune and John Chernoff.


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    San Francisco International Piano Festival – Les Années Folles – Sunday, August 29 at 4 pm

    San Francisco International Piano Festival - Les Années Folles - Sunday, August 29 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** The festival concludes through the lens of an historical epoch that is both precedent and premonition: the 1918 Spanish Flu, the armistice of 1919, and the advent of the roaring twenties, with works by Boulanger, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Tailleferre, Ravel, and more.


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    Mike Greensill & John Wiitala – Sunday, September 5 at 4 pm

    Mike Greensill & John Wiitala - Sunday, September 5 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Every year, pianist Mike Greensill is joined by a changing roster of friends in a Labor Day weekend performance at Old First Concerts. This year, Greensill is joined by John Wiitala on bass in a program of songs composed by jazz musicians: from Erroll Garner’s Misty to George Shearing’s Lullaby of Birdland, and of course many Duke Ellington swingers and ballads plus the odd Mike Greensill composition.


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    The Illustrated Pianist – Saturday, September 11 at 8 pm

    The Illustrated Pianist - Saturday, September 11 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Hailed as “ingenious,” “mysterious,” and “inspiring,” The Illustrated Pianist combines science-fiction and adaptive visual installation in an imaginative concert of new music for piano, inspired by the timeless book The Illustrated Man.


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    Stephen Prutsman – Saturday, September 25 at 8 pm

    Stephen Prutsman - Saturday, September 25 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Moving easily from classical to jazz to world music styles as a pianist and composer, Stephen Prutsman continues to explore and seek common ground and relationships in the music of all cultures and languages. In this concert he pairs music of J.S. Bach with piano transcriptions of Progressive Rock classics.


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    Ninth Planet – Friday, October 1 at 8 pm

    Ninth Planet - Friday, October 1 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Ninth Planet returns with a program exploring themes of realism and surrealism, featuring the world premiere of a work by Bay Area resident Assaf Shatil, plus works by Shelley Washington, Yaz Lancaster, and Amy Beth Kirsten.


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    Fusion Soul – Sunday, October 3 at 4 pm

    Fusion Soul - Sunday, October 3 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Karlton Hester’s expressive works engage in themes of creative freedom, Pythagorean theorems, string theory, the legacies and poly-mathematical work of trumpeter Donald Byrd, as well as an exploration of the philosophical/creative thought of the legendary progenitor of the Afrofuturist perspective, Sun Ra. Alongside these, works by Hwayoung Shon and Byungki Hwang drawing from traditional Korean music start a dialog with Hester’s work that leads to the transcontinental collaboration of Miseon Jeong’s Fusion Soul, which dramatizes the fusion of jazz and traditional Korean music into one soul.


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    Ensemble for These Times: Alchemy – Friday, October 15 at 8 pm

    Ensemble for These Times: Alchemy - Friday, October 15 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** The award-winning E4TT performs World Premieres by Brennan Stokes and Mary Bianco alongside works focusing on identity and transformation by Marcus Norris, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Lisa Bielawa, Darian Donovan Thomas, Julia Perry, George Walker, and more!


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    Dorisiya Yosifova – Friday, October 22 at 8 pm

    Dorisiya Yosifova - Friday, October 22 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Dorisiya Yosifova performs a World Premiere based entirely on Bulgarian folklore tradition by Jillian Honorof, plus works by Dora Pejacevid & Amy Beach.


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    Ives Collective – Sunday, October 24 at 4 pm

    Ives Collective - Sunday, October 24 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** The Ives Collective presents powerful live music experiences through fresh and informed interpretations of established masterworks and underappreciated gems, in this program featuring works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Erwin Schulhoff, and Johannes Brahms.


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