The Great Fugue - Bach vs. Beethoven!!:)

Hi Folks,

Alright, here comes another (and perhaps the last) round of SF Chamber Orchestra's main stage concert series. Well, I'd say my favorite of all Brandenburg plus some rarely performed obscure fugal piece by Mr. Beethoven (In fact I didn't know this piece existed... )! I think it will be very interesting to compare/contrast and see how dramatically different in mood, yet structurally following what exactly fugue means. So come & join me!:) Here's the concert in detail:

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's fourth main stage concert of the[masked] season will feature soloists Robin Sharp, Stacey Pelinka, and Laurie Camphouse. This performance will also feature Stephen Malinowski and the Music Animation Machine.

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.

PROGRAM

• Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

• Ludwig van Beethoven

Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

PERFORMERS

Benjamin Simon, conductor

Robin Sharp, violin

Stacey Pelinka, flute

Laurie Camphouse, flute

SF Chamber Orchestra

TICKET: FREE (No reservation needed!); First come first serve; Line begins 45 min to 1 hour prior to concert (*non-member @ 7:15; member @ 7p)

PRE-MEETUP: Dinner at 6

Hayes & Kebab

580 Hayes St, SF

(415)[masked]

Let me know your dinner interest ASAP please. Thanks!

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  • Jon R.

    The music was phenomenal.

    April 25

  • ebet d.

    Oof, I do hope nobody was turned away tonight because of my absence; but I got stuck in Berkeley waiting on a real estate venture, and by the time I finally got back over the bridge, it was too late for both dinner AND the fugue bake-off. My sincere apologies! I'd been looking forward to meeting new friends!

    April 25

  • Ann

    Ackkk, my work is going way over...won't make it to dinner. Sorry for the late notice! And enjoy...

    April 25

  • Minna

    Hi Erika,

    Is it too late to join for dinner?

    April 25

  • Emily

    I'm really sorry, but I didn't know it would be raining so hard and don't feel up to braving it.

    April 25

  • Hwasop L.

    Sorry, my family and I can't make it tonight. Something unexpected came up at the courthouse today and I have to spend the evening writing stories. :-(

    April 25

  • Fifi

    Sorry, but just noticed the same concert will be on Saturday in Palo Alto.. much closer to me! :)

    April 25

  • Jee

    Sooo sorry but became really sick a couple of nites ago & still feeling pretty awful :( Thx for organizing & hope to c u at a diff event

    April 25

  • Hwasop L.

    Hi everyone, I'll be there with my wife and my son but won't be at the Meetup dinner. See you during the intermission!

    April 24

  • Jon R.

    Hello Erika,
    Might there be room for one more?
    Much thanks,
    Jon

    April 24

    • erika

      Well, try to come. Should be ok.

      April 24

  • erika

    So dinner count is 13, and it is final! Thanks.

    April 21

    • erika

      Should be OK adding one more. So please come to dinner. See you then!

      April 24

    • Emily

      Thanks, Erika!

      April 24

  • erika

    Hi Folks, Dinner location has been changed to Hayes & Kebab due to size of our dinner group. So please make a note, and plan accordingly. See you all there soon! BTW, we have 18 total!!!!!:0

    April 24

  • jennie

    Is there any way that those of us who cannot attend dinner meet up with others before the concert rather than at intermission, so we can sit together to socialize?

    April 21

    • erika

      (continue...)you will meet our group naturally standing there, and that will give you an opportunity to schmooze with he group. Get it?:) BTW, we are good friendly people, and you can't be too shy approaching us. Just read what it says. Then you will know exactly what to do.

      April 21

    • erika

      Hi Jennie, this message us sort of backward due to my typo (so I deleted earlier comment. Just read & follow what it says, and show up at indicated time to get lined up for tix. By doing so, ...(read my comment before this)

      April 21

  • Jeanie B.

    Hi all, Does anyone want to ride share from the North Bay? Dinner first, we'd need to leave around 5:15ish.

    April 21

  • Ann

    Nora can't make it this time so just me. Thanks!

    April 21

  • Susan

    dinner

    April 21

  • Ann

    Sorry for the late response but I'm in for dinner as well if still room. Ann

    April 20

    • erika

      Dinner for two for you then? Please confirm. Thnx!

      April 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to join people for dinner, unless this is oversubscribed!

    April 20

  • erika

    So 11 for dinner count so far!

    April 20

  • Judy

    Include me in the dinner as well.

    April 20

  • Giovanni

    Yes, to dinner!

    April 20

  • ebet d.

    As long as it's not Grosse.

    1 · April 20

  • ebet d.

    In for din.

    April 20

  • Piotr K.

    I'm in for dinner as well.

    April 19

  • Charles-Henri G.

    Interested in dinner, too

    April 19

  • Lyman

    Yes on dinner.

    April 18

  • Jeanie B.

    Yes, I'd still like to be counted for dinnerl!

    April 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be attending dinner.

    April 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to dinner, conversation, and great musick. Any update Erika about where we're going for supper?

    April 16

    • erika

      I did it just now!:)

      April 18

  • erika

    Hi Folks, Just posted dinner location. I need to know how many of you are interested in dinner soon. Depending on the size, I may need to do a split group reservation since this restaurants is not allowing a big group at certain time of the day. Please let me know real soon.

    April 18

  • Johanna

    Greetings, how do I find the group at the event? What time is the group planning on meeting for the concert?

    April 10

    • erika

      Hi Johanna, Please read the posting above. It tells you everything except that I haven't announced folks where to meet for dinner before concert. I will do so sometime next week. If you are not joining dinner, then we'll meet during intermission. Hope I answered you, thanks!

      1 · April 10

  • jennie

    My first time with your group! BTW, how is the parking around this area on a Friday night?

    April 4

    • erika

      Bad, try to take public trans pls!

      April 4

  • Jeanie B.

    Dinner sounds great! Thanks for finding this, Erika!

    April 2

  • Susan

    dinner

    April 2

  • Daniel

    BTW, Brandenburg #4 is actually scored for 2 solo recorders rather than flutes. But it sounds pretty good on flutes, too. :)

    April 1

  • erika

    It is quite possible we can carve out a section to ourselves if everyone shows up right on time.

    April 1

  • erika

    Hi Folks, For those signed up for Chopin Recital, the one that got cancelled, this is the alternative event for you. Thanks & my apology!:)

    April 1

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