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Mon, Mar 18


Old First Church

Life Cycles

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Life Cycles
Life Cycles

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2024, 7:30 PM

Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

About the event

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Join us for our pre-concert composer talk at 6:45PM!


  • Chengjin Koh, The Flower Mantis (2020) for violin, cello and piano. West Coast Premiere. Winner of the 2023 Donald Aird Prize. An amazing musical depiction of Indolamantis Diabolica, the predatory flower mantis, and its hunt for prey.
  • Haris Kittos, Dyades (2016) for flute, clarinet, violin and cello. US premiere. Dyades was a runner-up in Earplay’s annual Aird composition competition. We are delighted to bring this dynamic work to the stage in San Francisco.
  • Erik Ulman, Skamandros (2018) for clarinet violin, cello and piano. An ode to Skandros, the Greek river god who fought against Achilles in the Trojan wars.
  • Toshio Hosokawa, Threnody (2011) for viola. West Coast Premiere. A moving tribute to the victims of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded in Japan.
  • Chris Castro, New Work (2024) for flute and viola. World Premiere. A new work from the emerging Sacramento-based composer.

Old First Church is easily accessible whether you are driving or taking public transit, and there are several options for dining and drinks on Polk Street only a block away.

You can park in the Old First Church Parking Garage at 1725 Sacramento St. (validated parking).

Old First Church is also serviced by several MUNI lines: the 1 runs from the Embarcadero along Sacramento street (a great option if you are taking BART from the East Bay), the 49 Van Ness line runs the from the Mission district (also BART connections at 16th and 24th streets) , Civic Center, and out to the Marina, and the 19 Polk Street line is easily accessible from the 4th street CalTrain station as well as Civic Center.

Additionally, some wonderful restaurants are within just a few blocks of Old First Church on Polk Street, including:

Dunya Mediterranean Bistro and Wine Bar, Hoi An Vietnamese, Swan Oyster Depot, Ti Piacere Ristorante, Common Sage Ramen, and many more!

So, make an evening of it and enjoy amazing music and delightful dining in the heart of San Francisco!

Thank you!

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