Youth Orchestra's Christian Reif to Conduct Conservatory Orchestra at SFCM

Youth Orchestra's Christian Reif to Conduct Conservatory Orchestra at SFCM

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Resident Conductor Christian Reif will lead the Conservatory Orchestra October 21 and 22 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM).

This performance will include the world premiere of SFCM student Peter Engelbert's Highsmith Award-winning work, Vagaries. Concerto Competition winner Puripat Paesaroch will perform Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2.

The concert will also feature SFCM student John Masko as conductor.

Performances are set for Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 PM at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 General Admission / $15 Students, Seniors, and Conservatory Members. Contact the box office by email at, call 415-503-6275, or visit for more information. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.


Christian Reif, guest conductor
John Masko '18, student conductor
Puripat Paesaroch '17, piano

Peter ENGELBERT '18: Vagaries (World Premiere)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances

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, classical guitar, and jazz. 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 education 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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