Berkeley Symphony Featuring SFCM Musicians - Today

The Berkeley Symphony returns to SFCM on January 11 for a joint concert with SFCM musicians performing the world premiere of Highsmith Award winner Daniel De Togni's (Class of 2018) Tsuioku: On the Internment of Japanese Americans. Additionally, concerto competition winners Nicole Hillis '18 (trombone), Bradley Pupa '19 (guitar), and Boxianzi Ling '20 (violin) will perform works by Tomasi, Ponce, and Mendelssohn. Martin West, music director and principal conductor of San Francisco Ballet, will conduct the concert.

Berkeley Symphony with SFCM Musicians Martin West, conductor
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30 PM Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
Daniel DE TOGNI: Tsuioku: On the Internment of Japanese Americans (world premiere) TOMASI: Concerto for trombone and orchestra PONCE: Concierto del sur for guitar and orchestra MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Nicole Hillis, trombone Bradley Pupa, guitar Boxianzi Ling, violin
Free, Reservations Recommended.

Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) is a global destination for musical excellence, earning an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Located in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center, SFCM's faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy Award-winning artists in fields ranging from orchestral and chamber performance to classical guitar.

The Conservatory offers its 400-plus collegiate students fully accredited bachelor's and master's degrees and professional diplomas in composition and instrumental and vocal performance, as well as in newly established, groundbreaking tracks such as Technology and Applied Composition and Roots, Jazz, and American Music. SFCM's collaborations with major Bay Area arts presenters, including the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet, and SFJAZZ Center, present an unprecedented learning environment for Conservatory students to engage with the world's leading artists. The Conservatory's relationships with Sony Playstation, Skywalker Sound, and other Silicon Valley companies also offer unique opportunities that reinforce the institution's innovative curricular approach in artistic, intellectual, professional, and individual development, a connected learning sequence that gives students an education for life. SFCM's collegiate and Pre-College students have appeared at such storied venues as Carnegie Hall and Davies

Symphony Hall and have performed on national radio programs including NPR's Live from Here and Performance Today. Notable alumni include violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, soprano Elza van den Heever, the Naumburg Award-winning Telegraph Quartet (on faculty as SFCM's Quartet-in-Residence), Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman, and Ronald Losby (President of Steinway & Sons - Americas), among others. For more information, visit

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