Main Stage Concert: The Great Fugue

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3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco


Price Free admission

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Robin Sharp, violin
Stacey Pelinka, flute
Laurie Camphouse, flute
plus Stephen Malinowski and the Music Animation Machine

Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Hear the wonderful strings of the SFCO tackle this masterpiece, while you watch the incredible visual representations of the score produced by Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine projected onto a screen above the orchestra.

For more information:, 415-692-3367