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Arts Alive at First Pres

First Presbyterian Church is a popular venue for concerts and other musical presentations.  Click here for more information about renting our facility. Here is a sampling of upcoming and recent musical events at our campus:

Friday, April 12, 8:00PM, Church Santuary
Lovestories: Great composers and their loved ones
San Francisco Early Music Society Presents
ENSEMBLE CAPRICE

Renowned for their innovative approach to Baroque music, this engaging ensemble of recorder duo, cello, guitar, and percussion weaves together eight short stories with two centuries of music from five countries, by Bach, Falconiero, Schmelzer, and Vivaldi, to demonstrate the drama, tenderness, joy, humor, and melancholy of the music that make us all love Baroque.

ENSEMBLE CAPRICE: Matthias Maute, recorder/flute; Sophie Larivière,recorder/flute; Susan Napper, cello; David Jacques, baroque guitar; Ziya Tabassian, percussion

Buy tickets for the San Francisco Early Music Society concert here.

  

Sunday, March 3, 4:00PM, Church Sanctuary
New Millenium Chamber Orchestra Presents
“In the English Countryside”

Join us as Music Director James Richard Frieman leads The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra in a concert of music inspired by the English countryside.

The concert will feature concertmaster Colyn Fischer in Ralph Vaughan Williams‘ celebrated tone poem “The Lark Ascending“,  which evokes the bucolic atmosphere of English countryside as it was in the early 20th century.

Also featured on the concert are Gustav Holst‘s “A Somerset Rhapsody” based on three folk songs from the county of Somerset  and “An English Suite” for string orchestra by Sir Hubert Parry, one of England’s most inventive composers and a teacher of both Vaughan Williams and Holst.

Rounding out the program are two works by George Butterworth: the idyllic “On the Banks of Green Willow” and “A Shropshire Lad“, an orchestral epilogue to the composer’s achingly beautiful song cycle on poems of A. E. Housman.

Buy tickets for The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra concert here.