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Happy Birthday, Brahms, with Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
May 12, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Oak Lounge, Tresidder Union - Map Link
Join us for an evening of lyrical chamber music of Johannes Brahms, featuring outstanding contralto Karen R. Clark and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars Michael Graham on cello, Karen Rosenak on piano, and Ben Simon on viola. The performance will include Two Songs and the autumnal Trio in A minor, originally written for clarinet but upgraded to viola for this performance. This program will feature a short presentation by host Ben Simon on Brahms’s life and times, as well as a discussion of the music to be presented.
Ben Simon, Music Director, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra; Violist
Ben Simon is in his sixteenth season as music director of the SFCO. Simon, also a violist, puts down his baton to join his fellow SFCO All-Stars for select performances. He is also the music director of the award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, which rehearses and performs down the road from Stanford. Simon has been hosting Continuing Studies events since 1996, and has organized popular special events featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók, Schubert, Bernstein, Mendelssohn, and others.
The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra brings its topflight, admission-free classical music concerts to the Peninsula many times per year through its Main Stage concerts in Palo Alto, the Family Concert series at the College of San Mateo Theater, and the Very First Concerts at the San Mateo Public Library main branch. For more information, please visit the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra website.