San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra to Showcase Two Students in Program Highlighting New Music and Canon Repertoire

David Grahame Taylor ('17): Within a Forest Dark (World Premiere, Highsmith Award winner) to present Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107 and Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98.

The Highsmith Award is endowed by James (Jim) Milton Highsmith. An annual award, it is the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's top prize in composition.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:00 PM

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:00 PM

Conservatory Orchestra

Eric Dudley, conductor

Evan Kahn ('18), cello

$20 general admission; $15 students, seniors, and SFCM members

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

50 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102


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About the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the oldest conservatory in the American West and has earned an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Its faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artists in the fields of orchestral and chamber performance and classical guitar. The Conservatory offers its 400-plus collegiate students fully accredited bachelor's and master's degree programs in composition and instrumental and vocal performance. SFCM was the first institution of its kind to offer world-class graduate degree programs in chamber music and classical guitar. Its Pre-College Division provides exceptionally high standards of musical excellence and personal attention to more than 200 younger students. SFCM faculty and students give nearly 500 public performances each year, most of which are offered to the public at no charge. Its community outreach programs serve over 1,600 school children and over 6,000 members of the wider community. Notable alumni include violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, soprano Elza van den Heever, Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman and Ronald Losby, President, Steinway & Sons - Americas, among others. The Conservatory's Civic Center facility is an architectural and acoustical masterwork, and the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall was lauded by

The New York Times as the "most enticing classical-music setting" in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit

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