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Dance Suite (San Francisco Performance)

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Dance Suite (San Francisco Performance)

Featuring the fabulous strings of the SFCO, this program opens with a suite of dances by the Baroque master J.S. Bach, followed by the world premiere of a new guitar concerto from rising young composer Michael Gilbertson, whose Concertino for Oboe and Strings was a big hit on the Orchestra’s 2008–2009 season. Our concertmaster Robin Sharp takes center stage to perform a miniature masterpiece by one of this country’s most influential contemporary composers, Pulitzer-Prize winner John Corigliano, and we end this program with the ever-popular Holberg Suite from the great Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and new commissions offer something for everyone at our Main Stage Concerts! Be sure to join Maestro Ben Simon for an engaging and informative onstage talk 30 minutes before each concert. Concerts are generally 90 to 120 minutes in length, with an intermission.

Admission is free to all concertgoers! Seating is first come, first served (no tickets). Doors open to SFCO supporting members 60 minutes before concert time, and to non-members 45 minutes before concert time. Supporting members receive priority entrance and priority seating. Please bring your membership card, and please arrive no later than 15 minutes before concert time to help us ensure your seating.

Program is presented February 22–24 in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto. Vist for our complete schedule.

  • Venue: Herbst Theatre
  • Date: Fri February 22, 2013 8:00pm
  • City: San Francisco
  • Price Range: $0


Johann Sebastian Bach

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

Michael Gilbertson

Concerto for Guitar & String Orchestra [SFCO Commission & World Premiere]

John Corigliano

Voyage for Solo Violin & String Orchestra

Edvard Grieg

Holberg Suite


Ben Pila


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