An informal and invigorating evening of chamber music, and your chance to get up close and personal with your favorite San Francisco Chamber Orchestra players. SFCO Music Director Ben Simon hosts the unstuffiest classical series anywhere.

These Freight concerts are ticketed events and have an admission charge: $9 in advance / $11 at the door. SFCO supporting members get two-for-one tickets (both in advance and at the door) for all shows. Tickets are sold by Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, 510.644.2020, freightandsalvage.org).

 

Peter Lemberg & Friends

Peter Lemberg & Friends
Mon, Mar 9 8pm

SFCO principal oboist Peter Lemberg returns to the Freight with a playfully plangent program of music for English horn and strings. Joined by the SFCO All-Stars, Peter will perform music of Jean Françaix and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on this all-too seldom heard cousin of the oboe.

Dvořák’s Great Hits

Dvořák’s Great Hits
Mon, Apr 13 8pm

Join SFCO All-Stars Debra Fong & Ming-Shiu Yo (violins), Alexandra Leem & Ben Simon (violas), and Eric Gaenslen (cello) in a romantic evening of beautiful Czech chamber music by Antonín Dvořák. Selected movements from his string trio, quartet, and quintet repertoire will be featured in a varied program of Bohemian brilliance.

Evening under the Czars

Evening under the Czars
Mon, May 11 8pm

SFCO All-Stars Rachel Noyes (violin) and Robert Howard (cello) plus pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi (of Zofo fame) bring their combined talents to the Freight for a sizzling evening of Russian music featuring Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50. Вы не будете хотеть пропустить это!