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Mon, May 20


Old First Church

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Time & Location

May 20, 2024, 7:30 PM

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

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


  • Erin Gee, new work for Earplay sextet and voice (2024) for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard for Earplay. Composer/singer Erin Gee, with her signature vocal style, joins the Earplay ensemble for this World Premiere.
  • Sami Seif, Syriac Fugato (2022) for violin and viola. San Francisco Premiere. Praised in the press as a distinctive creator of “intoxicating and fascinating soundscapes”, Sami Seif is the winner of this year’s Vibrant Shores competition.
  • George Walker, Perimeters (1966) for clarinet and piano. Earplay celebrates the life of George Walker (1922-2018), the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in music.
  • Byron Au Yong, New Work (2024) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. Earplay presents the World Premiere of a composer of works described as “intimate and existential, personal and political all at once” by Variety Magazine.

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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