2022-2023 Concerts

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM: Town Quartet with guest composer/ violinist Alisa Rose

Ilana Thomas & Michèle Walther, violins

Jacob Hansen-Joseph, viola

Lewis Patzner, cello

Alisa Rose, guest violin/composer

Formed in 2011, The Town Quartet performs weekly at the Musical Offering Café-Bistro in Berkeley and is the quartet-in-residence at CSU in Chico. Their programs feature works by living local composers. They have performed at S.F. Friends of Chamber Music at The Legion of Honor, the Opus Series in Mendocino, and as Distinguished Artists Classical Music Concert & Lecture Series in Santa Cruz.

Members of the quartet have performed in major music festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, Bear Valley, Schleswig-Holstein and Santa Fe Chamber Music, and are members of the Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Oakland Symphony, Opera Parallele, Musical Art Quintet, and The Climate Music Project. Additionally, members have performed with Andrea Bocelli, Nick Cave, Jethro Tull, Gloria Estefan and Joe Lovano.

Alisa Rose blurs the lines between violinist, fiddler, composer, and improviser with roots in both European classical and American folk music. She co-founded Scroggins & Rose, and the fiery duo Rosso Rose with pianist Amy Zanrosso. Performing at Carnegie Hall, Coachella, and on many international tours, she has appeared on the Tonight Show, PBS, and NPR, collaborated with indie artist Feist, and received a Grammy nomination in 2009 for her work on the album Quartet San Francisco Plays Brubeck.

The program includes Embracing Roots by Bay Area composer Alisa Rose, Inverno Porteno and Four For Tango by Astor Piazzolla, Quartet #3; Sostenuto - Like a Folk Tune by Erich Korngold, and La Follia by Corelli.

Town Quartet performs Lewis Patzner, Album track : Listen

Tickets will be sold online for $20 each. To reserve tickets, go to www.musiconthehill and click on the ticket link. Leave a message at 415-820-1429 or email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com. You can also purchase tickets by sending a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110.

Because of church regulations, masks will be required indoors. Seating will be arranged for social distancing. No food or drink will be allowed in the concert hall of the church.

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM: Gaude

Gaude vocal ensemble

Performers are Caitlin Tabancay Austin, Elizabeth Kimble, Meghan Spyker, Celeste Winant, Casey Breves, Tim Silva, Matthew, Peterson, Clayton Moser.

We are so excited to welcome back to our series the astounding vocal Octet “Gaude.” Under the direction of Jace Wittig, (former interim Director of Chanticleer), Gaude, an a cappella chamber ensemble, presents masterpieces from the Renaissance and beyond, and specializing in innovative and compelling programming. Gaude has performed at Old First Concerts, Music on the Hill, the Candlelight Concerts at St. Mary the Virgin (San Francisco), Holy Innocents Episcopal Church Concert Series (San Francisco), and was the premier professional chorus at the 2017 CASMEC Conference in San Jose.

Program: TBA

Gaude performs Dostojno Jest' - Traditional Bulgarian Ortodox, arr. Kitka: Listen

Covid/Church/Concert guidelines TBD.

Sunday April 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM: Solano Trio

Dan Flanagan, violin

Paul Ehrlich, viola

Victoria Ehrlich, cello

Members of the Solano Trio are active Symphony and Chamber Music players in the Bay Area. They are members of and perform with the San Francisco Opera & Ballet Orchestras, Sacramento Philharmonic, West Edge Opera, Parallel Opera, New Century Orchestra and record film soundtracks at Skywalker Symphony Orchestra. Dan Flanagan will be premiering new solo works featuring collaboration and inspiration from selected paintings by Bay Area artists at Carnegie Hall in New York City this Fall 2022.

Our program will feature original works for the Solano Trio inspired by local artists and their paintings projected behind the musicians during the concert. Program: TBA

Dan Flanagan and Trio Solano: Beethoven, String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3: Listen

Covid/Church/Concert guidelines TBD.

Sunday, October 16 2022 at 7:30 PM: The Sierra String Quartet

Limited tickets are available for this in-person concert; No livestream for this concert

Please join us for a pre-concert gathering from 7:00-7:30. Free wine and beverage.

Samuel Weiser & Elbert Tsai, violins

Alexandra Simpson, viola

James Jaffe, cello

Founded in 2018, the Sierra Quartet have performed at Festival Rolland in Burgundy France, the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, and in many Groupmuse concerts, and events throughout the Bay Area. Members of the quartet have performed at Tanglewood Music Center, Music at Menlo, S.F. Contemporary Music Players, Festival Napa Valley, Old First Concerts, and Bear Valley Music Festival. Members are in the S.F. Ballet Orchestra and the S.F. Symphony, and teach at the Crowden School of Music & the S.F. Conservatory of Music Prep Department.

Performing a program featuring Quartet No. 22 K.589 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lady Isabelle Was that Kind of Woman by U.S. composer Alexandra T. Bryant, and String Quartet by Antonín Dvořák .

Listen to The Sierra String Quartet Play Haydn, String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 76, no. 6 Menuet: Listen

Tickets will be sold online for $20 each and we will have season tickets available at $70 for the 4 concerts of this upcoming season.

To purchase Season Tickets or tickets for this Sierra String Quartet concert at Eventbrite go to our Tickets Page.

Individual tickets and season tickets can also be purchased at the door.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please call 415-820-1429 or email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com.

To purchase tickets, please send a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110.

Because of church regulations, masks will be required indoors. Seating will be arranged for social distancing. The concert will be 60-70 minutes of music with no intermission. Concession will be offered before the concert, but no food or drink will be allowed in the concert hall of the church.