Under the direction of conductor Mark Starr and French flutist Isabelle Chapuis, the Alliance Française Sillicon Valley will be hosting our third consecutive Festival of French Classical Music.
Review on our past concerts “This was an excellent performance, the best I’ve heard of this piece.” – David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice. See the full article here.
This year, we will hold 2 concerts on May 12th and May 14th at The Mountains View Center of Performing Arts, SecondStage.
MAY 12, 2016 THURSDAY EVENING, 8 PM
MUSA San Francisco Baroque Music Ensemble, a celebrated Bay Area Early Music group, will present on May 12, 2016 a bountiful bouquet of Baroque music from 17th Century France. The critically-acclaimed period instrument ensemble will perform an all-French program featuring vocal and instrumental works by François Couperin, André Campra, Jacquel Morel and others. Harpsichordist Derek Tam leads the virtuoso seven-member Early Music group. One of the evening’s highlight: Nicolas Bernier’s delightful “Coffee” Cantata (a precursor to Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous “Coffee” Cantata and a paen to the powers of the dark brew).
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Musa San Francisco Baroque Music Ensemble.
Performing on May 12th, 2016. (Click to see video)
MAY 14, 2016 SATURDAY EVENING, 8 P.M.
Ensemble San Francisco, the renowned Bay Area chamber music ensemble, will perform an all-French program of works by Maurice Ravel, Philippe Gaubert, and Garbriel Fauré. Presenting six virtuoso instrumental soloists, the program will feature Ravel’s Sonate pour violon et violoncelle and Fauré’s Piano Quintet No. 2.
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Ensemble San Francisco’s musicians present in Le Festival in 2015.
Performing on May 14th, 2016. (Click to see the video)
Ticket prices are at $45 adults; $35 seniors; $25 students (21 & under);
$10 children (8–12 years old).
AFSV members: To benefit from your membership price ($25), please purchase your ticket by calling the MVCPA ticketing office at 650.903.6000.
To become an AFSV member and benefit from a discounted price, please sign up here.