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Mon, Feb 05


Old First Church

The Poetry of Physics

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The Poetry of Physics
The Poetry of Physics

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2024, 7:30 PM

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

About the event

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Please join us for our pre-concert composer talk at 6:45PM


  • Miguel Chuaqui, Ad Hoc (2023) for clarinet and viola. World Premiere, Earplay commission. A new work from the stellar Chilean-American composer dedicated to the great American composer, Andrew Imbre.
  • Suzanne Sorkin, String Trio in Two Movements (200?) for violin, viola and cello. West Coast Premiere. Highly charged, beautifully crafted, and loaded with intricate counterpoint.
  • Kaija Saariaho, Light and Matter (2014), for violin, cello and piano. Shards of kinetic energy, flickering spin, luminous textures and more inform this evocative trio.
  • Ines Thiebaut, panta rhei (2022) for piano with electronics. The Greek Heraclitus’ (5 th century BCE) epigramatic panta rhei, meaning “everything flows”, inspires an ever self-renewing stream of dialogue between pianist and electronic sounds.
  • Yotam Haber, Estro Poetico-armonico II (2014) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. West Coast Premiere. Like an ancient music passed down from afar, a delicate and poetic re-imagining of Benedetto Marcello’s 18 th century psalm setting.

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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