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. 

Tracing Romanticism

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

5:30pm

Musicians

Join us for three lesser-known works by familiar composers. Each written over 30 years apart, these pieces trace the evolution of Romanticism through the 19th century. Works by Schubert, Clara Schumann, and Brahms.

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String Theory

Sunday, Feb 16, 2019

5:30pm

Musicians

Two virtuosos pair up in an unusual, but completely natural, combination. Subtleties of the guitar often missed in a larger hall are perfect for our intimate setting. Works by Dvorak, Gnattali, and Carlos Antonio Jobim.

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Unlikely Pairings

Sunday, March 8, 2020

5:30pm

Musicians

Host Robert Howard teams up with SF Symphony’s new assistant concertmaster Wyatt Underhill in Ravel’s masterful duo from 1922. Works by Ravel, Rosza, and Bach.

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Enoch Arden

Sunday, March 29, 2020

5:30pm

Musicians

In 1897, Richard Strauss set Tennyson’s substantial poem to music. Popular in its day, but rarely performed now, Enoch Arden carries the drama of tone poems and opera into the salon. Work by Richard Strauss.

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