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Mahler One & Rhapsody in Blue

Benicia Clock Tower 1189 Washington St., Benicia, CA, United States

The Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus kicks off its 2022-2023 Season with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, the “Titan”, plus GGSOC Artist-in-Residence Swiss pianist Cinzia Regensburger makes her U.S. debuit as piano soloist for George Gershwin’s perennial favorite Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets from City Box Office; more information at www.goldengatesymphony.org.

$28

Vallejo Symphony – Game of Cards

Empress Theatre 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA

Sat Nov 12@8pm Sun No 13@3pm Johannes Brahms, Double Concerto Gioachino Rossini, Barber of Seville Overture Igor Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes (The Card Game) Ballet Stravinsky’s witty, neoclassical masterpiece Jeu de Cartes (The Card Game) was inspired by his favorite game—Poker! It is hilariously filled with quotations from Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Ravel, Delibes, Tchaikovsky, and […]

$40 – $70

Vallejo Symphony – Fairy Tales

Empress Theatre 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA

Julia Perry, Short Work for Orchestra Edvard Grieg, Piano Concerto Maurice Ravel, Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Ballet Ravel’s Mother Goose began its life as a group of piano miniatures, which later were brilliantly orchestrated, and then finally expanded into the ballet score that we will present to you. It is a magical score filled […]

$45 – $75

Darkness and Light: String Quartets by Haydn, Ravel, and Shostakovich

Join the Benicia Chamber Players for an unforgettable finale to their 22/23 concert season, "Darkness to Light: String Quartets by Haydn, Ravel, and Shostakovich." This program takes audiences on a captivating journey through the themes of darkness and light. Despite its nickname, the Friedhofsquartett or Graveyard Quartet, Haydn's op. 76 no. 5 quartet exudes joy, […]

$10 – $20

Benicia Chamber Players Opening Concert: New Beginnings and Inspirations

Benicia Community Congregational Church 1305 West 2nd Street, Benicia, CA, United States

Join the Benicia Chamber Players for the opening concert of their 23/24 season! “New Beginnings and Inspirations” celebrates a new era for BCP by offering a snapshot of the exciting and varied concerts that await this season. Works include the string quartet piece Reqs by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, who was inspired by the diversity of her […]

$10 – $25

Celebrating Beethoven!

Benicia Community Congregational Church 1305 West 2nd Street, Benicia, CA, United States

"Celebrating Beethoven!" is a highly anticipated concert, originally slated for our 2020 commemoration of Beethoven's 250th birthday anniversary. This program takes you on a musical odyssey through Beethoven's compositional evolution, featuring string quartet compositions from his early, middle, and late periods. Experience the range of his genius with works such as the tempestuous and occasionally […]

Free – $30

Sing it Yourself Messiah!

Benicia Clock Tower 1189 Washington St., Benicia, CA, United States

Get Ready to Sing! Maestro Urs Leonhardt Steiner and the Golden Gate Symphony present our annual holiday bash - the Sing it Yourself Messiah! A San Francisco tradition for 30+ years, come enjoy Handel’s most-loved work with full orchestra, chorus, soloists -- AND YOU, the audience! Join the fun in Benicia’s Historic Clock Tower, December […]

$20 – $50

Her Voice: Chamber Music by Women Composers

Benicia Community Congregational Church 1305 West 2nd Street, Benicia, CA, United States

Her Voice: Chamber Music by Women Composers “Her Voice” celebrates the rich heritage of string quartet compositions by women composers from diverse historical and cultural backgrounds. Although the fiercely passionate and rhapsodic string quartet by Fanny Mendelssohn was never publicly performed during her lifetime, it stands as one of the earliest surviving romantic string quartets […]

Free – $25

ODE TO JOY: Beethoven’s Ninth & Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in Benicia

Benicia Clock Tower 1189 Washington St., Benicia, CA, United States

Celebrate the premiere of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony 200 years ago by hearing it performed LIVE, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and high in the mountains in Scuol, Switzerland. This cross-cultural collaboration features performers from the SF Bay Area and the state of Graubünden, Switzerland - which is celebrating the 500th anniversary of their founding […]