Your monthly fix of top-shelf chamber music in a relaxed space. Settle in with a glass of wine, take a chance on some trivia,
and get up close and personal with your favorite SFCO musicians.
$9 in advance / $11 at the door
SFCO supporting members get 2-for-1 tickets (in advance and at the door) for all Classical at the Freight shows.
Tickets sold by Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, 510.644.2020, freightandsalvage.org).
MON, FEB 13 | 8pm
Freight favorite and SF Opera Orchestra concertmaster Kay Stern joins SFCO Music Director Ben Simon for a selection of short, delightful string duos by 20th century master Béla Bartók. These folk songs and dances (most of them under one minute long) represent Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, north Africa, and Bartók’s native Hungary, and were sources of inspiration for his larger works.
MON, MAR 13 | 8pm
Five-time winners of the “Best Brass Quintet Ben Brings to the Freight” contest, the gentlemen of the SFBQ are as good as they come, and always present a delightful, wide-ranging program showcasing the virtuosity of: John Pearson and James Dooley, trumpets; Doug Hull, French horn; Craig McAmis, trombone; and the unrivaled Forrest Byram, tuba.
MON, APR 17 | 8pm
Founded in the spring of 2013, the CMSSF is comprised of four young, passionate musicians (and SFCO All-Stars) dedicated to sharing chamber music masterworks with diverse audiences in intimate settings all over the Bay Area. Jory Fankuchen and Natasha Makhijani (violins), Clio Tilton (viola), and Samsun van Loon (cello) present an exciting and wide-ranging program for their Freight debut.
MON, MAY 8 | 8pm
Jeffrey LaDeur (piano), Liana Bérubé (violin), and Michelle Kwon (cello) are the award-winning Delphi Trio, praised for their “…spot-on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound…” (San Francisco Classical Voice). The San Francisco-based piano trio has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Germany, seeking always to find an original, beautiful sound with an intimate, powerful atmosphere. This is their Classical at the Freight debut.