ViolaMania! @ SFCO's Classical at the Freight
Join the party, as the Bay Area's top professional violists come together for "A Progressive Viola Recital" - an evening of alto clef, viola jokes, and great music! In partnership with the revitalized and relaunched Northern California Viola Society, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra kicks off its monthly "Classical at the Freight" series with a massive all-viola ensemble performance of Telemann's Viola Concerto in G Major.
Arranged by violist Katrina Wreede (Turtle Island String Quartet), the performance will be open to all violists to join in and contribute their artistry. If you play viola, you are encouraged to bring your instrument and help us break the world record for largest viola ensemble! Sheet music and stands will be provided. The event follows a series of monthly "Viola Night" jam sessions produced in partnership with the Classical Revolution community at the SoCha Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District.
Also on the program, acclaimed violist Sharon Wei plays Bach (Cello) Suite #3 in C Major: Prelude, and Ethan Filner (Cypress Quartet) joins performers from the Alexander and Del Sol Quartets for the Viola Quartet by York Bowen.
Classical at the Freight brings the Bay Area's best classical musicians to the Freight for an hour of top-flight chamber music in an informal, friendly atmosphere. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra music director Benjamin Simon is your host; his goal is to un-stuffify and de-mystify classical music for the general music lover, sharing the joys and rewards of this timeless art with new audiences young and old.
- Venue: Freight and Salvage Coffee House
- Date: Mon August 30, 2010 8:00pm
- City: Berkeley
- Price Range: $9.50 at the door. $1 off if you bring your viola!
- Tickets: (510) 644-2020