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2018 Season

Welcome to our 2018 Season!

We are happy to announce our exciting 2018 Season with many new artists and several returning artists. The 2018 season continues our ambitious programming from 2017 with a variety of genres of music including our strong offerings in classical music, coupled with several jazz concerts and a concert of folk music. Read more about our 2018 Season here.


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2018 Season

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  1. Recital: Instrumental Series
  2. Recital: Vocal Series
  3. Chamber Music/Ensemble
  4. Choral Music
  5. Opera Gala & Fundraiser
  6. Opera
  7. Jazz/Folk
  8. Community recitals, workshops, and social events

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Coming up in March and April

Joana Gonzalez (piano) in concert

Date & Time: Saturday March 17, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Ginastera, Manuel de Falla


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Joana was awarded first place at the New World Symphony’s Side by Side competition, which allowed her the opportunity to perform the Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto in g minor No. 2 with the New World Symphony and to play for its distinguished founder, Michael Tilson Thomas. Besides the New World Symphony, Joana has performed solos with various orchestras in Florida including the Alhambra Orchestra and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Joana was awarded second place in the American Protege International Competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez has enjoyed giving lecture recitals both locally and abroad.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices: Music for the Feasts of Our Lady

Date & Time: Saturday March 24, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $30 General, $25 Seniors/Students, $20 Children (under 12)
Heinrich Isaac’s Missa Virgo Prudentissima and motets from The Medici Codex

San Francisco Renaissance Voices March 24

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Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices for this next installment on their 2017-18 Season, “A Nun, A Queen, The Lady & A King.” This exquisite concert of rarely performed music will feature Heinrich Isaac’s (c1450-1517) 6-part Missa Virgo Prudentissima. Woven between the movements of the mass will be 4, 5, 6, and 8-part motets (many of them from the Medici Codex of 1518) written by Josquin, Obrecht, Mouton, Willaert, Jacquet de Mantua, and the mysterious Jean Le Santier for the feast days of the Virgin Mary. Come and experience the dazzling beauty of this amazing sacred polyphony, resplendent with the magic of interwoven voices, and the glory of a cappella singing.

Poems & Preludes: Vanessa Langer, soprano, and Vera Breheda, piano

Date & Time: Saturday April 7, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Works by Fauré, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Schoenberg

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Vanessa Langer, soprano, Vera Breheda,

Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (-San Francisco Classical Voice) and “enormous stage presence” (-New Classical LA), Soprano Vanessa Langer, an active voice in the baroque and contemporary classical music scene, enjoys a close working relationship with emerging composers from around the world.  Her work has been recognized through various awards and fellowships including a Winter Music Creative Residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, the New Horizon Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival & School, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in the Arts and the Albert King Scholarship from the University of California at Berkeley.

Vera Breheda, born in Hamburg, Germany of Ukrainian parents,  immigrated to the U.S. at age three, where the family  settled in Buffalo, New York. At age 11, Vera’s family moved to San Francisco where during the 7 years, she was a scholarship student of Alma Harrington, Adoph Baller, and Marcus Gordon at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Within several years, she was soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in a special youth concert. She continued her studies with Martin Canin at SUNY Stony Brook, and Leonard Shure in Boston, and in 1983 gave her New York recital debut  at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.  Vera’s concertizing has taken her  to the major cities on the East and West coasts as well as to Europe, China, Japan and Russia.

A Sunset Community Music & Arts Event
Phoenix Performance Symposium
Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute

Date & Time: Saturday April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $10 General
Arias by Mozart, Gounod, Massenet, Mascagni, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Copeland.

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BASOTI is an educational institute providing skills for pre-professional singers for a career in opera. By deepening our students’ sense of artistic fulfillment and through high-quality public performances, BASOTI contributes to the evolution of opera and song as vital, contemporary art forms.

Trio 180

Date & Time: Sunday April 15, 7 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Works by Joaquin Turina, Jennifer Higdon, and Johannes Brahms 

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Trio 180 v2

Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada.

Trio 180 performs a wide range of music from the Classical era to the present and is an active advocate of new music. The trio was awarded a Barlow Grant in 2006 to commission eminent composer Chen Yi’s first piano trio, Tibetan Tunes (Theodore Presser). Continuing its tradition of commissioning new works, the trio premiered celebrated composer Robert Greenberg’s 180 Shift in 2013 and Reinaldo Moya’s Gothic Sea in 2011 in honor of Trio 180’s tenth anniversary. The trio has premiered works by Allan Crossman (Icarus), Jorge Liderman (Suite del Sur; Sidewalk recorded on Albany Records), Derek Jacoby (Trio No. 2), Francois Rose (Gently, Wild Rose Petals) and Cindy Cox (Wave, recorded in summer, 2010 and winter of 2014). The trio is thrilled to have completed its first CD of works by Dvorak, Suk, and Schumann.

San Francisco Girls Chorus (Level III) in concert

Date & Time: Friday April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Works by Handel, Barber, and Randall Thompson.

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Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Girls Chorus is a leading voice in music in the Bay Area and across the nation. Led by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa and Music Director and Principal Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Girls Chorus produces and collab­orates in concerts, recordings and tours that empower young women, expand the field of music for treble voice, and set the standard for the highest level of performance and education. Hundreds of singers ages 5-18 from over 45 Bay Area cities participate in this program, which has won honors including 3 ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming and five Grammy awards.

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2016 Community Music | Arts Events

We are also excited about launching our brand new initiative, Sunset Community Music | Arts,” where you can enjoy mostly free (occasionally, donations or a small fee may be requested) concerts and programs,  produced and performed by members of the local community. If you are interested in performing as part of this program, please contact us at 415.564.2324 or e-mail us at


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