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Our 2019 – 2020 Season

“…effortlessly navigating
five centuries
of Western classical music.”

— San Francisco Classical Voice

March 2020
Joyful Voices, Stomping Feet: Song and Dance in the Jewish Tradition

SF Choral Artists Joyful Voices Stomping Feet

Have you heard Veretski Pass?
You’re in for a treat!

Join us for a program of sacred and secular music from tiny villages and big cities!

Singing and dancing have long been partners, especially within the Jewish tradition. With our special guests, the internationally known Klezmer trio Veretski Pass, we offer the music of tiny villages and big cities, and of important days in sacred and secular life.

There will be toe-tappers (by Israeli composer Aharon Harlap, Alice Parker, and Tina Harrington), brilliant little-known Psalm settings (by Mendelssohn, George Rochberg, and Rossi), darker evocations of voices silenced, feet stilled (a klezmer/tango blend by Sylke Zimpel and Posner’s sad lullaby Mutter Tsum Kind), and wonderful new works: a lively, inventive Psalm 104 by Alexis Alrich, and Timothy Kramer’s Tik’u Chaf (Clap your Hands), accompanied by clapping and stomping.

Veretski Pass

Interspersed among the choral works, you’ll be treated to the lively  instrumental performances of Eastern European Jewish music that Veretski Pass is famous for – and they’ll join the choir for some selections!

San Francisco
Sunday, March 8, 4pm
290 Dolores Street
(Map and Parking Info)

Palo Alto
Saturday, March 14, 8pm
All Saints' Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street
(Map and Parking Info)

Oakland
Sunday, March 15, 4pm
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street
(Map and Parking Info)

Artistic Director
Magen Solomon

SFCA+1 Guest Artists
Veretski Pass

Composer-in-Residence
Alexis Alrich

Composer-Not-in-Residence
Timothy Kramer

June 2020
Boats & Trains & Flying Machines

Pack your bag, we’re heading out! We’ll glide across the water, clickity-clack through the countryside, and zoom through the air in a musical tribute to transportation machinery. Including works of Chen Yi, Stravinsky, Marshall, Whitacre, Barber, Bryars, Chihara, and our New Voices Project winner. We’ll “transport” you through time and across the globe – on second thought, forget the bag!

San Francisco
Sunday, June 7, 4pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street
(Map and Parking Info)

Palo Alto
Saturday, June 13, 8pm
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue
(Map and Parking Info)

Oakland
Sunday, June 14, 4pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue
(Map and Parking Info)

Our concerts are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts.

Sponsored by SF Grants for the Arts