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ZOFO – January 25, 2013

Please come early and join us for a pre-concert talk with the composers at 7:30 pmGabriela Lena Frank Sonata Serrana #1Stefan Cwik AcrobatsAllen Shawn FantasyNicholas Pavkovic ChimaeraKeisuke Nakagoshi SynaesthesiaWe are very much looking forward to our first concert with all ZOFO-commissioned works on January 25th at Old First Church, San Francisco. This is what we dreamed of doing since we came together as an ensemble: expanding the quite limited contemporary one-piano-four-hands repertoire by commissioning new works each year. After three years of existence as ZOFO we finally can harvest the first fruit of our mission: to present a concert with works that have all been written or arranged for us! The program will include commissioned pieces by Gabriela Lena Frank, Allen Shawn, and Stephan Cwik, along with arrangements for ZOFO by Nicholas Pavkovic and Keisuke Nakagoshi. A big thank you goes to the Van Dyke Family Foundation for sponsoring Gabriela Frank’s piece. Many thanks also to our personal donors for making Allen Shawn’s piece possible.

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.