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San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens 2014-2015 Season with THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5

San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens 2014-2015 Season with THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5

The five-time Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will open its first season of concerts curated under the artistic directorship of Lisa Bielawa with guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program of Romantic Lieder arranged for treble voices and other works October 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley. The concerts will be conducted by San Francisco Girls Chorus Music Director and Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe. For more information, visitwww.sfgirlschorus.org .

Saturday October 4, at 8pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Sunday October 5, at 4pm at First Congregational Church, Berkeley

The Romantic Imagination

With Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Featuring Alexander Blachly's arrangements of Lieder by Schubert ("Die junge Nonne," "Du bist die Ruh") Beethoven ("In questa tomba oscura," "Aus Goethes Faust"), Schumann ("Die Hochländer-Witwe") and Amy Beach ("I Sent My Heart"), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He will also perform Lisa Bielawa's piece Wait for piano and drone.

Subscription packages and single tickets are now available through City Box Office. Subscribers will receive 10% discount over single ticket prices. Single tickets for non-subscribers are priced $36 for reserved section and $26, $18(students) for General Admission. Contact City Box Office; by phone at 415-392-4400; online at www.cityboxoffice.com; or in person at City Box Office, 180 Redwood Street, Suite 100, San Francisco (Monday - Friday, 9:30am-5pm).

About the San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

The 45-voice San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 season runs October 4, 2014 through June 5, 2015 and be capped off by a tour to Nordic countries including Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The season concerts will be conducted by Music Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and will highlight music by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Carla Kihlstedt, Schubert, Beethoven, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk and others and feature guest artists including pianist Jon Nakamatsuand violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. Of particular note will be the West Coast premiere ofKinderkreuzzug (2010), an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick set on a 1941 poem by Bertoldt Brecht. In addition to the annual Davies Hall holiday concert, the Girls Chorus this year will collaborate with New Century Chamber Orchestra for seasonal performances. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org.

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