Side by Side with the SF Chamber Orchestra 2018

Workshop Resources


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.

Event Logistics

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 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.