We are delighted you will be joining us for the second annual Side by Side with the SF Chamber Orchestra.
Here are all the details you will need and resources to help you prepare.
Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
You are invited to attend the SFCO's Main Stage Concert at 3pm. SFCO concerts are free to the public!
For more information visit the SFCO website.
You'll hear a wonderful performance of:
- Gilbertson: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (World Premiere)
- Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major (Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola)
- Haydn: Symphony No.104, “London”
Whether or not you attend the concert, please be sure to check in by 4:45 for the workshop.
Once the concert is concluded, there will be a brief interlude and then we'll gather onstage for the Side by Side.
What to bring: Your instrument, a music stand, and your music. Bass players please bring bass stool if you wish to use one.
Attire: Dress code is casual/comfortable. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume or hair spray.
A message from Music Director Ben Simon
Last year’s Side-by-Side was so much fun, I’m really looking forward to our second get-together on Sunday afternoon April 22 in Berkeley’s beautiful St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Come at 3pm for our admission-free program of Michael Gilbertson (a world premiere), a Stamitz viola concerto with the amazing Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and Haydn’s final symphony, No. 104 (“London”).
In our Side-by-Side, we’ll be playing a little Haydn too: the delightful finale of his “Bird” string quartet (Op. 33 no. 3), the energetic Basse Danse from Warlock’s wonderful Capriol Suite, and Leroy Anderson’s pizzicato classic, Plink Plank Plunk, just for the fun of it!
See you all on April 22!
Download your music
please print and bring with you to the workshop
Warlock - Basse Danse
Anderson - Plink, Plank, Plunk
Haydn - String Quartet Op 33 no. 3 (The Bird) - Finale
Suggested tempos for practice:
Warlock - quarter note = 120
Anderson - half note = 142
Haydn - quarter note = 138
If you have questions
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.