Second Sunday Concert Series 2019

Second Sundays, 7:00 pm, at the Swedenborgian Church

Tickets available at the door or online at BrownPaperTickets.com

“The Benefit Season” – Fostering music education, renewing the urban environment, and empowering the disabled

All profits from this season will equally benefit the Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco, Nature in the City, and Canine Companions for Independence.


2019 Schedule

June 9 – Shay and Michael Black

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Irish brothers from the renowned Black Family sing ballads from the Irish, Scottish and English traditions, old Dublin street songs, music hall songs, rollicking reels & joyful jigs, interspersed with stories, jokes and humorous childhood anecdotes.

Shay and Michael are close harmony singers, with a special fondness for songs that include their audience in chorus, and many of the songs are narratives with stories. The brothers grew up in a household where singing was a normal part of daily life, and have been performig since teenagers as The Black Brothers, frequently with sisters, Mary and Frances, as The Black Family. 

They are joined by rollicking pianist Eamonn Flynn, who, like the Blacks, was born into a musical family in Dublin, Ireland. He first came to prominence playing Hammond organ and piano on the 12 million selling movie soundtrack The Commitments. Now living in San Francisco, California he has gone on to record and tour worldwide with artists including Michael Franti and Spearhead, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Elvin Bishop, and many more. In 2017 he released his first solo album of original music. Entitled “The Irish Channel” it features Eamonn on vocals and piano and reflects a unique blend of Irish and American influences. He has just released a brand new CD that we will here selections from at this show.


July 21 (third Sunday) – Farallon Quintet

The only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet.  

August 18 (third Sunday) – Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg

Two of the greatest living mandolinists together perform a wonderfully eclectic collection that ranges from J.S. Bach to Brazilian choro and Venezuelan dance forms plus some of Mike’s original compositions.

September 8 – Zephyrus Woodwinds

Five long-time friends who are veterans of symphonies, opera, chamber and regional orchestras, revel in sharing their favorites scored from a variety of classical, opera, and world folk sources.

October 13 – Curium Piano Trio

The women of Curium trio radiate dynamism and presence,  performing the music of female composers along with traditional piano trio repertoire. on piano, violin, and viola.

*Dates and performances subject to change. Check back for more information!

All questions should be directed to Concert Program Manager Andrew Dodd at concerts@sfswedenborgian.org .