Chamber Music in an Intimate Setting

We seek to foster an interest in chamber music. Proper concerts in larger venues often feel impersonal. Newcomers aren’t sure about etiquette or protocol. Program notes tend to be dry and pedantic. And audience members usually know little or nothing about the person next to them.

Our musicians regularly perform in famous halls such as Davies or Lincoln Center. We strip away the barriers and pretense by presenting high quality concerts in a more intimate, digestible form. Each show explores a different theme, ranging from the Italian baroque to the Silk Road. Short lecture presentations precede each piece. And audience participation is encouraged! Food and wine are inclusive. Our shows are designed for the seasoned concert goer and newcomer alike. See our current season’s offerings below, see highlights from previous events at our Facebook page, or check out our reviews in the San Francisco Classical Voice, the Concert Company Blog and in A Beast In A Jungle Review.

Seating is very limited — please RSVP. Seats must be reserved in advance of performance date. 

French Romanticism

March 24, 2019

5:30pm

Musicians

Pianist Jiyang Chen joins Robert Howard in César Franck’s monumental sonata, followed by the rarely heard cello sonata by Ysaye, who directly inspired Franck. The evening will conclude with Fauré’s second sonata. The program will allow us to explore the height of French Romanticism in music and its environs.

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Two Cellos

April 28, 2019

5:30pm

Musicians

No, not those guys! Cellists Evan Kahn and Robert Howard join forces in an eclectic range of music. From the French Baroque to Hindustani legend to 21st century New York, this program will explore the extreme versatility of the cello. Works by John Zorn, Barrière, Akshaya Tucker, and Michael Jackson.

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Folklore and Fury

May 19th, 2019

5:30pm

Musicians

Join SF Symphony violinist Helen Kim and host Robert Howard as they present duos by Kodaly, and Handel-Halverson, and Ysaye’s intrepid second solo sonata. Discussion will center on 19th century virtuosi and their adaptations of older music.

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