May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Elevate Ensemble: Transformations

Come hear a piece that changed music forever. Arnold Schoenberg’s pivotal Chamber Symphony was one of the first to blur the line between tonality and atonality. It also transformed the concept of the chamber orchestra, proving that a rich symphonic sound could be produced by only 15 instrumentalists.

Elevate is pairing Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony with several other musical firsts, including a newly commissioned chamber symphony from composer-in-residence Julie Barwick, the winning selection from our second annual call for scores, and Stravinsky’s Pastorale. Don’t miss it!

The program includes:

  • Julie Barwick – Chamber Symphony (World Premiere)
  • David Lipten - Tongue and Groove (Second annual call-for-scores winner)
  • Arnold Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony
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May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: From Vienna to Silicon Valley

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His lovely and innovative Garages of the Valley connects the culture of Silicon Valley to our symphonic tradition in a most novel way. We will present the latest Klein Competition virtuoso in a symphonic debut, and conclude the 2017-18 Season with Brahms’ triumphal and glorious Symphony No. 2 in D.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: From Vienna to Silicon Valley

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His lovely and innovative Garages of the Valley connects the culture of Silicon Valley to our symphonic tradition in a most novel way. We will present the latest Klein Competition virtuoso in a symphonic debut, and conclude the 2017-18 Season with Brahms’ triumphal and glorious Symphony No. 2 in D.

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Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Peninsula Symphony: Family Concert

As part of our Bridges to Music program, each year we present a free afternoon concert for children and families. These concerts feature engaging and interactive pieces written to help young people learn about the orchestra and the instruments, and children also have the opportunity to meet the musicians and see their instruments up close! And of course, tickets for the concert are free!

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: An American Celebration

Leonard Bernstein left an indelible imprint on music in America as a composer, conductor and advocate for the arts. In celebration of his 100th birthday in 2018, we’ll perform his greatest and most revered score, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, along with his mentor Aaron Copland’s glorious Lincoln Portrait, narrated by ABC7 News anchor Dan Ashley. Music of Howard Hanson (his “Romantic” Symphony) and Bay Area composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen (An American Hymn) complete this program of magnificent American masterworks.

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Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: An American Celebration

Leonard Bernstein left an indelible imprint on music in America as a composer, conductor and advocate for the arts. In celebration of his 100th birthday in 2018, we’ll perform his greatest and most revered score, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, along with his mentor Aaron Copland’s glorious Lincoln Portrait, narrated by ABC7 News anchor Dan Ashley. Music of Howard Hanson (his “Romantic” Symphony) and Bay Area composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen (An American Hymn) complete this program of magnificent American masterworks.

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Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Elevate Ensemble: Old Girls Club

So many women are writing amazing music today, there’s really no excuse for the continued over-representation of male composers on concert programs. Elevate has always believed in the importance of promoting female composers, but we wanted to do more to balance the scales.

That’s why we’re excited to present this all-female program, featuring music by a handful of the many innovative women composers who deserve to be heard more broadly.

Composers on the program include Canadian Ana Sokolović, Americans Edie Hill and Jocelyn Hagen, and several others, presented in conjunction with curator Emma Logan at the Center for New Music.

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Elevate Ensemble: Pedal to the Metal

Come hear an all-brass program in a unique art studio that features one-of-a-kind views of SF’s skyline. The evening will be filled with delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a program of inspiring music—all while watching the city zooming by.

The program will feature rarely heard masterpieces by Dutch and American mavericks including Otto Ketting, Matthew Joseph Payne, Walter Hartley, Anthony Plog, and more.

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Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: Perfect Fifths

The “dazzling” (NY Times) Jon Nakamatsu, a Peninsula Symphony favorite and internationally celebrated artist, returns in a program of beloved masterworks, including Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto (No. 5) and Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony. Continuing our focus on female composers, the program begins with Fanny Mendelsohn Hensel’s stately Overture in C.

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: Perfect Fifths

The “dazzling” (NY Times) Jon Nakamatsu, a Peninsula Symphony favorite and internationally celebrated artist, returns in a program of beloved masterworks, including Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto (No. 5) and Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony. Continuing our focus on female composers, the program begins with Fanny Mendelsohn Hensel’s stately Overture in C.

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Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

Elevate Ensemble: Stravinsky Legacy

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Stravinsky’s quirky, offbeat Soldier’s Tale has been inspiring composers and audiences alike since its 1918 premiere. Come hear the lilting melodies of the original along with two pieces that pay tribute!

We’ll be presenting the world premiere of a new piece by Elevate composer-in-residence Julie Barwick that picks up the story 33 years after the end of the original Soldier’s Tale. We’ll also be performing Chris Cerrone’s Recovering, which freezes a moment from the Stravinsky to create something new and wonderful. Also on the program is Gordon Stout’s Astral Dance, with a mystical theme that parallels Soldier’s Tale.

Concert program:

  • Gordon Stout – Astral Dance
  • Julie Barwick – Thirty-Three Years (World Premiere)
  • Christopher Cerrone – Recovering
  • Stravinsky – L’histoire du soldat (Soldier’s Tale) Concert Suite

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Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Peninsula Symphony: Summer Concert

Bring your blankets and picnics and enjoy a summer evening while the Peninsula Symphony serenades you to the sounds of some of the most memorable and popular pieces in the repertoire.

Also featured on the program will be the winner of Peninsula Symphony’s 2017 Young Musicians Competition, violinist Joseph Wong.

This is a FREE event, but be sure to arrive early for best seating on the lawn.

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: The Planets

We conclude our season by voyaging through the solar system with Gustav Holst’s wildly popular and influential masterpiece. Nancy Bloomer Deussen completes our trip around the planets with Transit of Venus. Included on the program will be William Langlie-Miletich, the winner of the 2016 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and first-ever winner on double bass!

Details and ticket info here

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony: The Planets

We conclude our season by voyaging through the solar system with Gustav Holst’s wildly popular and influential masterpiece. Nancy Bloomer Deussen completes our trip around the planets with Transit of Venus. Included on the program will be William Langlie-Miletich, the winner of the 2016 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and first-ever winner on double bass!

Details and ticket info here

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May
12
to May 13

Composer's Inc. BAMM! 2017

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Composer's Inc. closes the concert season with a program featuring works from Ursula Kwong-Brown, Nick Vasallo, Allen Shearer, Ryan Rey, Frank La Rocca, Aaron Gervais, Alyssa Weinberg, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Lily Chen.

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