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

July 21 (third Sunday) – Farallon Quintet

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Wild and diverse like the landscape for which they are named, the Farallon Quintet is the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the repertoire for clarinet and strings!

The Farallon Quintet is composed musicians who have performed as principals in symphonies and orchestras at every level – local, national, and around the world. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet seeks to perform rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, plus fascinating and delightful new music by living composers.

With over 50 existing clarinet quintets to choose from, the group performs widely diverse and dynamically engaging programs from its repertoire. This Bay Area ensemble takes its name from the Farallon Islands, located right off the coast of San Francisco. In addition to being a landmark location close to where the players live and work, its meaning – pillar or steep rock – in Spanish indicates the groups vision to become an important pillar in classical music by building awareness around the rarely-heard clarinet quintet repertoire that is increasingly significant musically. The Farallon Islands also represent the groups inspiration which is founded in the simplicity and beauty of nature. In fact, the group is known to intersperse rehearsals with hikes in the mountains and road trips  all with the intent to discover the natural beauties of Northern California.


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 .