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SF Chamber Orchestra, The Great Fugue

Benjamin Simon, conductor
with Robin Sharp, Stacey Pelinka & Laurie Camphouse, soloists
plus Stephen Malinowski & the Music Animation Machine

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called “repellent” and “incomprehensible” by his peers, Stravinsky considered it “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.” Hear the wonderful strings of the SFCO tackle this masterpiece, while you watch the incredible visual representations of the score produced by Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine projected onto a screen above the orchestra.

Admission is free to all! Supporting members receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time—please bring your membership card with you. Non-members may enter 45 minutes before concert time.

For the people who would like to grab a bite, we will meet at 6:00 PM at Hayes & Kebab, 580 Hayes St.

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  • Richard A.

    Wonderful performance. Wish we knew how to meet up with others there...

    April 26, 2014

  • Shripad

    Hope to meet the group at the intermission. I just got here, sitting third row from the back, left aisle.

    April 25, 2014

  • mahtab

    Is there a meeting place at the auditorium for those of us who can't make it to the restaurant?

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Gilbert Joseph Alexander O.

    I am looking forward meeting and making new friends, that shares equal or & or future new commonalities together.

    April 22, 2014

  • Roz A.

    They will perform the same concert at 3:00 pm Sunday in Berkeley. Anyone prefer East Bay and afternoon? Meet me at 2:15, which is when nonmembers may enter.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jennifer

    See you at dinner.

    April 6, 2014

    • Rita

      Where and when is dinner? Rita

      April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dinner and ticket info are at the bottom of the event announcement.

      April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How much are tickets and through which website?

    April 2, 2014

    • Jennifer

      No tickets - it's free. To enter earlier, go to www.sfchamberorchestra.o­rg and become a supporting member.

      April 6, 2014

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