Bernal Hill Players - Forces of Nature

Presented by Old First Concerts

Featuring two newly commissioned works by Bay Area composers, this program features pieces evoking moods both calm and stormy, with Italian volcanoes, Brazilian rainforests, Japanese seas, English forests, New York rain showers, French spring mornings, and California canyons.

The Bernal Hill Players is a gleefully eclectic chamber music ensemble formed in 2008 that performs classical and contemporary chamber music from around the world, as well as newly commissioned pieces by Californian and Mexican composers. They like music with strong local flavors, and their mission is to foster intercultural creative connections between composers, performers, and audiences.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$5 to $25 for in-person / by donation for livestream

Program Items

Valerie Coleman Silver Rain
Jennifer Peringer The Canyon Wakes Up
Toru Takemitsu excerpts from Toward the Sea
Davide Verotta Sulle Aridi Pendici
Lili Boulanger D'un matin de printemps
Pauline Oliveros Environmental Dialogue
Sarah Stiles A Dança da Sobrevivência
Sally Davies Restore the Earth


Martha Rodríguez-Salazar flutes and vihuela
Annelise Zamula saxophones and flute
Leah di Tullio clarinets
Jennifer Peringer piano and tablas
Sharon Wayne guitar

Old First Presbyterian Church

Old First Presbyterian Church

1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States