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See what stunning repertoire BARS has performed in past seasons and events.

March 11, 2017 8pm

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets Available Click Here)

Gary Karr, double bass

Gary Karr, double bass

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Andrée – Concert-Ouverture in D

 

Koussevitzky – Concerto for Bass

 

Paganini – Moses Fantasy for Bass and Orchestra

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesGary Karr, double bass

 

Sibelius – Symphony No. 5

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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November 5, 2016 8 p.m.

Everett Middle School, 450 Church St between 16 & 17th St, SF 94114 (Map)(Tickets)

Stephen Zielinski, clarinet

Stephen Zielinski, Clarinet

Alasdair Neale,  Guest Conductor

Alasdair Neale,
Guest Conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesAlasdair Neale, Guest Conductor

 

Dove – Figures in the Garden, Dancing in the Dark

Mozart – Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, arranged for Wind Octet

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCopland – Clarinet Concerto

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesStephen Zielinski, clarinet

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBarber – Medea’s Dance of Vengeance

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBritten – Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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September 3, 2016 8:00 p.m. Season Opening Concert

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)
Sold Out

 

A limited supply of individual tickets may be available at the box office on a first-come first-served basis along with a small number of standing room tickets.
 
 
 

Jill Grove, mezzo-soprano

Jill Grove, mezzo-soprano

 

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSaint-Saëns- Cello Concerto No. 1

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesEmil Miland, cello

 

Elgar – Sea Pictures

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJill Grove, mezzo-soprano

 

 Brahms – Symphony No. 4

Emil Miland, cello

Emil Miland, cello

 

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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June 20 Free Concert in Memory of the Orlando Victims

8:00 p.m. at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

Please join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony to remember and honor the victims of Orlando. The shooting that took place on June 12th 2016 is something that could have happened to any of us.

Music Director Dawn Harms will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.” This was his most favorite and the last symphony he wrote before his death.

The concert is free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance. Please register/reserve your EventBrite ticket as it reserves your seat.

 

UPDATE:

Thanks to our generous attendees, we raised more than $1,200 at the Orlando concert including over $300 for BARS, $500 for the Pulse Victims fund and $400 for the Brady Campaign!

 

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June 4, 2016 8 p.m.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

Online sales for this concert have ended, but tickets will be available for cash purchase at the door on a first-come first-server basis, starting at 7pm on 6/4 @ SFCM

June Bonacich, composer

June Bonacich, composer

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

Louise Farrenc – Overture #1 for orchestra

 

 Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJune Bonacich  – Concerto for Bassoon Quartet

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCarla Wilson, bassoon

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJuliet Hamak, bassoon

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJeremiah Broom, bassoon

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBarbara Jones, bassoon

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

 

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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April 14 & 15, 8 p.m. at Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Tickets)
 
Come hear the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony accompany the SF Gay Men’s Chorus in:

Tales Of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes

It was 40 years ago when author Armistead Maupin penned the very first article that became the international phenomenon of “Tales Of The City,” bringing the colorful life and times of San Francisco to the entire world. Maupin joins SFGMC for an evening full of stories and music about our home and its heroes, while revisiting this magical work of literature, including “Michael’s Letter to Mama.”
 
Act I includes excerpts from “NakedMan” the groundbreaking multi-movement piece originally commissioned and performed by the Chorus in 1996, which chronicled the lives and loves of the men of SFGMC against the backdrop of the AIDS pandemic. Act II includes excerpts from the wildly popular commissioned work “I Am Harvey Milk” by composer Andrew Lippa, which SFGMC premiered in 2013.
 
“Tales Of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes” also presents a world premiere by SFGMC Composer-In-Residence James Eakin. Accompanying the Chorus for the entire evening will be the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.
 
Guest Artist: Armistead Maupin

 

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March 5, 2016 8 p.m.

Everett Middle School, 450 Church St between 16 & 17th St, SF 94114 (Map)(Tickets)

Hadleigh Adams, baritone

Hadleigh Adams, Baritone

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJennifer Higdon – Dooryard Bloom

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesHadleigh Adams, baritone

 

Dvorak – Symphony No. 7

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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Mill Valley Fundraising Chamber Concert

Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive Street (at Throckmorton), Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Map)(Tickets)


Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm
MVCC Watercolor

Dvorak – String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJoseph StillwellFantasy Pieces for Woodwind Quintet

 

Louise FarrencNoneto in E-Flat Major, Op. 38

Movements I & III

 

Fundraising Concert For BARS & MVCC

Please come hear players from the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony in a fund raising performance for MVCC and BARS. Our past performance was sold out, so we encourage you to purchase tickets (at this link) ahead of time.

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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January 20, 2016 Open Rehearsal

Musicians, especially violinists and other strings, are invited to join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) for an open reading rehearsal on Wednesday January 20 at SF State at our regular 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. time and place 1600 Holloway Ave, Creative Arts Building Room 153, San Francisco State University. BARS members, and any interested string players, will play through Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Jennifer Higdon’s Dooryard Bloom (based on poem by Walt Whitman), and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, depending on what we have time for. There is no obligation to join the group — you are welcome to come play to see how BARS and you may fit together.

 

Trumpet, violin at the intermediate and advanced intermediate level and percussion players are especially encouraged to join us (though the wind sections are generally full, please still email recruitment [at] bars-sf [dot] org or fill in this form if you’re interested in joining).  You will have the opportunity to practice sight reading, to reconnect with old friends, to make new friends, and to find out more about playing with BARS.  Please RSVP if you plan to come by filling in this form

 

Future events this season include two special event performances at Davies Symphony Hall with the SF Gay Men’s Chorus, and two regular concerts in March and June. We will update our season schedule before we meet on the 20th with planned rehearsal and concert dates.

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November 7, 2015, 8 p.m.

Everett Middle School, 450 Church St between 16 & 17th St, SF 94114 (Map)(Tickets)
 

Michael Morgan, guest conductor

Michael Morgan, guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMichael Morgan, Guest Conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJoseph Stillwell - Music for a Forgotten City

 

Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJoseph Johnson, cello

 

Kalinnikov - Symphony No. 1

 
 
 
 

Joseph Johnson, cello

Joseph Johnson, cello


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

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September 5, 2015 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)


Keith Porter-Snell, piano

Keith Porter-Snell, piano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Shostakovitch – Festive Overture, Op. 96

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel – Piano Concerto in D Major (for left hand)

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesKeith Porter-Snell, piano

 

Franck – Symphony in D minor

 

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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2015-16 Season

JOIN US for our 2015-16 season – Tickets and Subscriptions available now! (Tickets)

Add all four productions at the same price level and receive a 20% subscription discount, plus waiver of all fees!


Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms, Music Director

September 5, 2015

Shostakovitch – Festive Overture Op. 96

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel – Piano Concerto in D Major (for left hand)

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesKeith Porter-Snell, piano

Franck – Symphony in D minor


November 7, 2015 w/Guest Conductor Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMichael Morgan

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJoseph Stillwell - Music for a Forgotten City

Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJoseph Johnson, cello

Kalinnikov  - Symphony No. 1


March 5, 2016

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJennifer Higdon – Dooryard Bloom (based on poem by Walt Whitman)

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesHadleigh Adams, baritone

Dvorak – Symphony No. 7


June 4, 2016

Rossini – La Gazza Ladra Overture

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMichael Daugherty – Hell’s Angels

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6

 

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

 

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June 6, 2015 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Kaprálová – Partita for Piano and Strings

 

Clara Wieck Schumann – Piano Concerto

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSara Davis Buechner, piano

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSmyth – Serenade

 

Kapralova, composer

Kapralova, composer

Smyth, composer

Smyth, composer

Schumann, composer

Schumann, composer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Equality Without Exception, An Official Event of SF Pride

Equality Without Exception, An Official Event of SF Pride



About Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Sara Davis Buechner is one of the leading concert pianists of our time. She has been praised worldwide as a musician of “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times). Japan’s InTune magazine says: “When it comes to clarity, flawless tempo selection, phrasing and precise control of timbre, Buechner has no superior.”
 
In her twenties, Ms. Buechner won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
 
With an active repertoire of more than 100 piano concertos ranging from A (Albeníz) to Z (Zimbalist) — one of the largest of any concert pianist today — she has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s prominent orchestras. Audiences throughout North America have applauded Ms. Buechner’s recitals in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl; and she enjoys wide success throughout Asia where she tours annually.
 
Sara Davis Buechner’s numerous CD and DVD recordings have received prominent critical appraisal. She can be seen and heard on numerous live video and audio recordings on her website and YouTube Channel; and she has created many essays in written, spoken and film format on her blog “Sara Says.”
 
She is a Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and an Honorary Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Shanghai. Sara Davis Buechner is a Yamaha artist.

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June 6, 3:00 pm Recital – FREE EVENT

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, look 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

This event was subsidized partially by generous anonymous donor which now allows us to charge no further admission. Please still use Ticket link but there will be no charge for seats.

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Sara Davis Buechner, piano



Crossing the Concourse: Sara Davis Buechner in Music and Words

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSara Davis Buechner, piano

 

 
 

 

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Equality Without Exception, An Official Event of SF Pride

Equality Without Exception, An Official Event of SF Pride


Crossing the Concourse: Sara Davis Buechner in Music and Words. Sara will illustrate her life story and transgender journey with short piano pieces, including one of her own compositions. She will talk about being the T in LGBTQ and share with dignity and humor what she has learned along the way about gender, gender roles, and discuss how preconceptions have both limited and enhanced her own life. Followed by a Q&A session.

Sara Davis Buechner is one of the leading concert pianists of our time. She has been praised worldwide as a musician of “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times). Japan’s InTune magazine says: “When it comes to clarity, flawless tempo selection, phrasing and precise control of timbre, Buechner has no superior.”

In her twenties, Ms. Buechner won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.

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Kickstarter Link

Thanks to all our contributors for making our Kickstarter campaign a success! Incentive updates will be sent at the end of August.

Click here to take you to our Kickstarter campaign at http://kck.st/1AgXGd2

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March 14, 2015, 8 pm

Everett Middle School, 450 Church St between 16 & 17th St, SF 94114 (Map)(Tickets)

Natalie Parker, clarinet

Natalie Parker, clarinet

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director


 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMarko Bajzer – Codex

 

Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 1

 

Brahms – Symphony No. 3

 

 

Marko Bajzer, composer

Marko Bajzer, composer

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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November 22, 2014, 8 p.m.

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St at Jackson, SF 94115 (Map)(Tickets)

Michael Morgan, guest conductor

Michael Morgan, guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMichael Morgan, Guest Conductor

 

 Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesConrad Susa – The Blue Hour

 

 Mahler – Kindertotenlieder

               Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesZachary Gordin, baritone

 

 Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Symphony No. 2

 
 
 

Zachary Gordin, baritone

Zachary Gordin, baritone


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

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Saturday Nov 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. Rainbow Chamber Players

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St, San Francisco @ Dolores (Map)

 

Rainbow Chamber Players: Only Air


Rainbow Chamber

Robert Muczynski: Wind Quintet

 

Miguel del Aguila: Salon Buenos Aires (excerpt)

 

David Del Tredici: Acrostic Song (Chamber version)

 

Dennis Tobenski: Only Air (Chamber version, West Coast Premiere)

 

Johann Strauss II/ arr. Arnold Schoenberg: Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)


Cost: Free, voluntary donations accepted for the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.

Reception will follow the performance.

Part of the LGBTQ Performers and Composers Series

 

Rainbow Chamber Players is made up of member of Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS). BARS is dedicated to increasing visibility and challenging stereotypes of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and (LGBT) composers and instrumentalists, connecting with audiences from all communities.

 

Public Transportation: Muni J Church, 16th St; BART 16th St. Mission

 

Doors open at 5:30 pm

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September 14, 2014, 4 pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)


Christine Brandes, soprano

Christine Brandes, soprano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Gabrieli – Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesArmer – Call of the West

 

Mahler – Symphony No. 4

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesChristine Brandes, soprano

 


Elinor Armer, composer

Elinor Armer, composer

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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2014-15 Season

JOIN US for our 2014-2015 season – Tickets on sale now (Tickets)

Add all four productions at the same price level and receive a 20% subscription discount, viagra plus waiver of all fees!

Dawn Harms has lined up a fantastic group of soloists for next season including Sara Davis Buechner, there an internationally renowned transgender pianist. She has performed with America’s most prominent orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, drug Philadelphia, Cleveland, Saint Louis and San Francisco, and won the Gold Medal at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition as well as the Bronze Medal in the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition.

BARS is also thrilled to have the San Francisco Symphony’s principal clarinetist Carey Bell, as well as San Francisco Opera star Christine Brandes, the first “out” soprano in Opera News. Our guest conductor will be Michael Morgan, Music Director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony!

September 14, 4 p.m. Sunday matinee
SF Conservatory of Music
Dawn Harms, conductor
Christine Brandes, soprano
Gabrieli – Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2
Elinor Armer – “Call of the West”
Mahler – Symphony No. 4

November 22, 8 p.m.

Calvary Presbyterian Church
Michael Morgan, Guest conductor
Zachary Gordin, baritone
Conrad Susa – The Blue Hour
Mahler – Kindertotenlieder
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 2 (“Little Russian”)

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund


March 14, 2015 8 p.m.
Everett Middle School
Dawn Harms, conductor
Carey Bell, clarinet
Marko Bajzer – Codex
Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Brahms – Symphony No. 3

June 6, 8 p.m.
SF Conservatory of Music
Dawn Harms, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Clara Schumann – Piano Concerto
Sibelius – Symphony No. 6

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June 14, 2014, 8 p.m.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

 

Nicolle Foland, soprano

Nicolle Foland, soprano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director and Conductor

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director and Conductor

“Opera Goes to the Movies”

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSmyth – Wreckers Overture

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCopland – Old American Songs (Simple Gifts, Bought Me A Cat)

Burr Phillips, baritone

 

Dvorak – Hymn to the Moon from Rusalka

Nicolle Foland, soprano

 

Burr Phillips, baritone

Burr Phillips, baritone

Lehar – Lippen Schweigen from Merry Widow (soprano and baritone duet)

Burr Phillips and Nicolle Foland

 

Morricone – The Mission

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBernstein – West Side Story Overture

Herrmann – Psycho Suite

 

Orff – In trutina, from Carmina Burana

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDarita Mara Seth, countertenor

 

Darita Seth, countertenor

Darita Seth, countertenor

Delibes – Flower duet from Lakme

Nicolle Foland and Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDarita Mara Seth

 

Morricone – Cinema Paradiso


John Williams – Schindler’s List

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, violin

 

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances

 

An Official Event of SF Pride

An Official Event of SF Pride

 


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

 

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March 29-30, 2014

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, SF 94109 (Map)(Tickets)

Note that there are two performances, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm

 

Dan Levitan, harp

Dan Levitan, harp

Dawn Harms, Music Director

Dawn Harms, Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCoplandFanfare for the Common Man

BeethovenFidelio Overture

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel - Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & Strings

 Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesGrandjany – Aria for Harp and strings

Dan Levitan, harp

 HansonSymphony No. 2 (“Romantic”)

 

 

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January 12 – Mill Valley Rainbow Flag Fundraising Chamber Concert

Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive Street (at Throckmorton), Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Map)(Tickets)


Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Rainbow Flag

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJohn IrelandSextet for clarinet, horn & string quartet

Allegro, ma non troppo

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesFrancis PoulencSextet (for wind quintet & piano)

BeethovenString Quartet Op. 18, No. 3

SchubertQuintet in C Major, Op. 163 for two violins, viola and two celli

Allegro, ma non troppo

 

Fundraising Concert to replace vandalized Rainbow Flag


Players from the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony are performing to help raise funds for the vadalized rainbow flag which was mounted outside the church.

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November 16-17, 2013

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, SF 94109 (Map)(Tickets)

Note that there are two performances, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm

 

Jassen Todorov, violin

Jassen Todorov, violin

Cyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

Cyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesKenton CoeIschiana Overture

MendelssohnViolin Concerto

Jassen Todorov, violin

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBritten – “Letters from a Life” Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell with Narrators Neil Sharp and Drew Poling

 

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Opening Night Gala September 7, 2013 8 pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

Sold Out

 

A small number tickets donated by those who could not attend will be available at the box office.

BARS is adding Sunday matinees to our traditional Saturday evening concert for our November and March performances this season.

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director

 

Verdi – La Forza del Destino

 

Strauss – Trio from Der Rosenkavalier

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMelody Moore, soprano

Marisol DeAnda, soprano

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesHeggie – Primary Colors

Frederica Von Stade, mezzo-soprano

 

Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2

Melody Moore, soprano

Melody Moore, soprano

Jake Heggie, composer

Jake Heggie,
composer

 


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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I Am Harvey Milk – with members of Bay Area Rainbow Symphony

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Members of Bay Area Rainbow Symphony will be performing with the SF Gay Men’s Chorus as they present the world premier of I Am Harvey Milk

 

Broadway Composer Andrew Lippa and Drama Desk award-winner and Tony®-winning soprano Laura Benanti star in this performance conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig!

 

Thurs June 27, and Friday June 28, 2013 8 pm — Additional show now added Wed June 26! 8 pm
at Nourse Theatre – Van Ness & Hayes St., San Francisco

 

Tickets and information at www.SFGMC.org/events or City Box office 415-392-4400

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June 8, 2013, 8PM

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

Sold Out - Only a small number tickets donated by those who could not attend will be available at the box office

 

A small number tickets donated by those who could not attend will be available at the box office.

BARS will start to add additional performances for some concerts next season.

Clarice Assad, composer &nbsp Emil Miland, cello

Clarice Assad, composer
Emil Miland, cello

Dawn Harms,  guest conductor

Dawn Harms,
guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, guest conductor

 

Assad – Brazilian Fanfare

 

Elgar – Cello Concerto

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesEmil Miland, cello

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSaint-Saëns – Symphony #3 ‘Organ’

An Official Event of SF Pride

An Official Event of SF Pride

 

 


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

 

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Saturday May 18th at 6:00 p.m. Rainbow Chamber Players: Sextets and Quintets

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St, San Francisco @ Dolores (Map)

 

Rainbow Chamber Players will present Sextets and Quintets


Rainbow Chamber

Nicholas Pavkovic:  Eight Figments for Wind Quintete

 

John Ireland:  Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and String Quartet Mv 1 & 2

 

Johannes Brahms:  Clarinet Quintet Mv 1 & 4

 

Francis Poulenc:  Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet


Cost: Free, voluntary donations accepted for the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.

Reception will follow the performance.
A concert welcoming members of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) attending the American Psychiatric Association Convention
Performers:  Nick Boland, (oboe), Clayton Bullock, MD (violin), Sung Choi (cello), Michael Cook (piano), Richard Horan (viola), Gary Huang, MD (violin), Jeff Johnson, PhD (horn), Gene Nakajima, MD (clarinet), Randy Rischette, MD (horn), Emma Tarai (flute), and guest Justin Cummings (bassoon).

 

Part of the LGBTQ Performers and Composers Series

 

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March 16th, 2013, 8PM

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

 

Daniel Glover, piano

Daniel Glover, piano

Jessica Bejarano, guest conductor

Jessica Bejarano, guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJessica Bejarano, guest conductor

 

Grazyna Bacewicz – Overture for Orchestra

 

Rachmaninov -Piano Concerto No. 2

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDaniel Glover, piano

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

 

 

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Interested in playing with BARS? Join us January 9th for a rehearsal!

To get the year started by making great music together, please join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) for an open reading rehearsal on Wednesday January 9 at SF State at our regular 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. time and place 1600 Holloway Ave, Creative Arts Building Room 153, San Francisco State University. BARS members, and any interested string players, will play through Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.  Double bass, violin and percussion players are especially encouraged to join us (though the wind sections are generally full, please email if you’re interested in joining).  You will have the opportunity to practice sight reading, to reconnect with old friends, to make new friends, and to find out more about playing with BARS.  Please RSVP if you plan to come by emailing ed [at] bars-sf [dot] org.
Our conductor for that evening will be Bryan Nies, who is the Principal Conductor of Festival Opera and Assistant Conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony.  His bio and information can be found at www.bryannies.com
This rehearsal will be a fun session to read through some great orchestral literature … and to help recruit new players.  Please download and print your music using the links below.
We will be reading Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and also Mendelssohn’s 5th Symphony (the “Reformation Symphony”).
Please print out your parts from IMSLP and bring them to the reading rehearsal.
The Verdi link for parts is http://imslp.org/wiki/Nabucco_%28Verdi,_Giuseppe%29. In the Scores section of that page click on the Parts (34) tab then scroll down to the section marked: Overture and Chorus of Hebrew Slaves: “Va, pensiero” (Act III) and you will see the individual instrument parts listed for printing out in PDF format.
The Mendelssohn link for parts is http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5,_Op.107_%28Mendelssohn,_Felix%29 .   In the scores section of that page, click on parts (14) tab and then print out the parts for your instrument.

 

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BARS Debut at Davies Hall Dec 6

 

BAY AREA RAINBOW SYMPHONY will perform as guests of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for their Santa Concert at Davies Hall on Thursday, Dec 6 at  8 p.m.

 

BARS will perform Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite SantaRedconducted by Christian Baldini, and also accompany the SFGMC under the direction of Tim Seelig for the 1st half of the concert.

 

For concert performance information please view our Davies 2012 page.

 

For ticket information see SFGMC.org Phone and internet tickets are SOLD OUT

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Nov 10th, 2012, 8PM

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St at Jackson, SF 94115 (Map)

 

 

Jodi Levitz, viola & Susan Barnes, clarinet

Jodi Levitz, viola Susan Barnes, clarinet

Christian Baldini, guest conductor

Christian Baldini, guest conductor

Christian Baldini, guest conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesFalla – Dance from La Vida Breve

 

Bruch – Concerto for Clarinet and Viola

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJodi Levitz, viola

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSusan Barnes, clarinet

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCopland- Quiet City

 

Beethoven – 5th Symphony

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September 15, 2012, 8PM

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

 

 

Marc Peloquin, piano

Marc Peloquin, piano

Cyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

Cyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJennifer Higdon – Blue Cathedral

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel – Piano Concerto in G

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMarc Peloquin, piano

 

Brahms – Symphony No. 2

 

 

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Pre Concert Event: Celebrating the composer David Del Tredici’s 75th birthday

September 15th, 7:15p, San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Tickets – you do not need a separate ticket, this is included as part of the concert)

Our soloist for the Ravel Piano Concerto, Marc Peloquin, is an ardent advocate of Del Tredici, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer, who has recently written several pieces celebrating the gay experience.

Peloquin will perform the first movement of Mandango, called Same Sex Marriage which is dedicated to composers John Corigliano and Mark Adamo who were married by conductor Marin Alsop during the Cabrillo Music Festival. In addition, a transcription of the Acrostic Song from Final Alice, a piece based on the last poem in Alice in Wonderland, will be performed By Del Tredici and BARS flutist David Latulippe. Del Tredici and Peloquin will conclude by playing Carioca Boy- Tango, a four hand piano duo, based on the choral piece Queer Hossannas whose text celebrates a “frank appreciation of a sexy Brazilian’s body.”

Peloquin and Del Tredici will also present a recital on Friday Nov. 14th at Old First Church called: Mandango: David Del Tredici at 75 an evening of music for solo and duo piano. For more information see marcpeloquin.com oldfirstconcerts.org

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BARS’ June 2012 Concert an Official Event of SF Pride: June 2, 2012, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets




David Henderson, saxophone

David Henderson, saxophone


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesConte – Fantasy for Orchestra

Bay Area composer

 

Milhaud – Scaramouche

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDavid Henderson, saxophone

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly



Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist series(Ravel orchestration)


This event’s post concert reception sponsored by

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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March 24, 2012, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets


Dawn Harms, violin

Dawn Harms, violin

Piazzola – Cuatro Estaciones PorteñasListen to a sample

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, violin


Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Brahms – Symphony No. 1Listen to a sample

Part of BARS 2012-2015 Brahms Symphony cycle


This event’s post concert reception sponsored by

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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Eight Is Not Enough: February 26, 2012, 2pm

San Francisco 1st Congregational United Church of Christ, 1300 Polk St @ Bush (Map)


Eight

Eight is not Enough


Rainbow Chamber Players, tenor Brian Thorsett, and conductor Jessica Bejarano, will perform:


Beethoven – Octet

Gounod – Petite Symphonie

Various Mozart opera arias


Cost: Free, Voluntary Donations Appreciated, Reception will follow the performance.


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Jan 18, 2012, 7:30PM – Open Rehearsal

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) First Open Reading Rehearsal, recipe Wed Jan 18 7:30-10:00 PM

1600 Holloway Ave, medicine Creative Arts Building Room 153, San Francisco State University


To get the year started by making great music together, please join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) for an Open Reading Rehearsal on Wednesday January 18th.  BARS members, and any interested string players, will play through Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #4 (Movements 1 and 4), Wagner:  Rienzi Overture, and another mystery piece.    Double bass and violin players are especially encouraged to join us!   (The wind and percussion parts will be taken by BARS members).


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November 12, 2011, 8pm

Calvary Presbyterian Church, there 2515 Fillmore St at Jackson, order SF 94115 (Map) | Tickets


Part of the Calvary ConcertConnect Series benefitting Larkin St Youth Services



Bejarano, Dimmock

Bejarano, ast cdtrDimmock, organ


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPoulenc – Suite FrançaiseListen to a sample

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJessica Bejarano, assistant conductor


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPoulenc – Organ ConcertoListen to a sample


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJonathan Dimmock, organ


Beethoven – Symphony no. 7Listen to a sample



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September 10, 2011, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets


David Latulippe, flute

David Latulippe, flute

Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma VariationsListen to a sample

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJessica Bejarano, assistant conductor


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesLiebermann – Concerto for Flute, op. 39Listen to a sample

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDavid Latulippe, flute


Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 1Listen to a sample



This event’s post concert reception sponsored by

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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33rd Annual PRIDE CONCERT®, June 24th, 2011, 8:00pm

BAY AREA RAINBOW SYMPHONY (BARS) JOINS 33rd ANNUAL PRIDE CONCERT® PROGRAM & PRODUCTION TEAM


The newest LGBTQ community music group in town, capsule and one of San Francisco’s hottest concert tickets, clinic Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) joins the performance line-up for the Annual Pride Concert™, mind making BARS the first string orchestra to perform at the Pride Concert in the event’s 33-year history.


The 33rd Annual Pride Concert – five pioneering ensembles, one fabulous performance – kicks off pride weekend with music by the world’s first and most recent openly LGBTQ music ensembles performing some of the flashiest music written for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble.


Playing one night only, the concert features Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, with special guests Golden Gate Men’s Chorus and San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Ambassadors, emceed by Trauma Flintstone. The program includes an Americana-style tribute to honor the 2011 Pride Theme, “In Pride We Trust,” and the lifting of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.


Show starts at 8 pm, Friday, June 24 at Everett Auditorium, 450 Church Street (between 16 th & 17th streets), San Francisco. Tickets are $15-$30. Wheelchair accessible. (800) 595-4TIX, or from the PRIDE CONCERT website.

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BARS’ 2011 Pride Month Concert™: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets



Jon Mendle, guitar

Jon Mendle, guitar


Marquez – Danzon no. 2


Villa-Lobos – Guitar Concerto

Jon Mendle, guitar


Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Tres Agaves Tequila

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesFalla – El sombrero de tres picos

(Three Cornered Hat) suite no. 2


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel – Bolero


This event’s post concert reception sponsored by

Tres Agaves Tequila and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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March 26, 2011, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets


Bettina Mussumeli, violin

Bettina Mussumeli, violin

Mozart – Overture to La Clemenza di Tito


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBarber – Violin Concerto, op. 14

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBettina Mussumeli, violin


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Symphony no. 5 in E minor, op. 64


This event’s post concert reception sponsored by

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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A Tenor In Winter: Benefit Concert & World Premiere

January 30, 2011, 5pm

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St at Jackson, SF 94115 (Map)

Tickets: Pay-what-you-can (sliding scale) at the door the evening of the performance


Brian Thorsett, tenor

Brian Thorsett, tenor

Showcasing music for tenor, strings, and winds by Arthur Bliss, Bohuslav Martinu, Monteverdi, Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSchubert, and a world-premiere by Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDavid Conte, internationally recognized Professor of Composition at SF Conservatory of Music.


The performance features Brian Thorsett, tenor, graduate of SF Opera’s Merola Opera Program, who has performed over 50 operatic roles and 60 concert works. Brian is principal tenor at Calvary Presbyterian Church of SF. BARS chamber ensembles join Brian for this event (click here for artist info and bios).


Benefit Concert: All ticket sales and proceeds benefit Larkin Street Youth Services, whose Castro Youth Housing Initiative and services for HIV+ youth serve the LGBTQ community, and BARS Drum Drive for Timpani and Percussion, matched dollar-for-dollar by the Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts.


A free reception with wine and hors d’œuvres will follow the performance. This concert is part of the Calvary Connect Concerts series.

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November 20, 2010, 8pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St at Geary, SF 94109 (Map) | Tickets


Thorsett, tenor; Harvey, horn

Thorsett, tenor; Harvey, horn

Pärt – Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBritten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, op. 31

Brian Thorsett, tenor

Rachel Harvey, horn


Dvorak – Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor, Op. 44 (B. 77), Mvt. III


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCopland – Appalachian Spring

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly


VIP Wine Reception

After the concert, join a limited number of fans and enjoy lush wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Proceeds benefit BARS artistic and member programs. VIP reception is 21+ only, proper ID required for admittance.

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September 25, 2010, 8pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets


Daniel Glover, piano

Daniel Glover, piano

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesTchaikovsky – Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23Listen to a sample

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDaniel Glover, Piano


Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, op. 35Listen to a sample

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly


VIP Wine Reception

After the concert, join a limited number of fans and enjoy lush wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Proceeds benefit BARS artistic and member programs. VIP reception is 21+ only, proper ID required for admittance.

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Special FREE Concert: Sextets & a Septet

Chamber Music of Dohnanyi, ailment Ireland, & Stravinsky


Rainbow Chamber Players

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 8pm

SF Community Music Center, 544 Capp St at 20th, SF 94110 (Map)

Parking Garage is $15 at Capp and 19th.


Presented by BARS Rainbow Chamber Players, featuring BARS musicians Thomas Alexander, Russ Bartoli, Michael Cook, Tom Hill, Mark Hodgson, Don Hubert, Jeff Johnson & Gene Nakajima



Pre-concert, no host coffee/dinner: Crepe House, 1132 Valencia at 22nd after 6:30pm (Map). Reception immediately following performance.

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BARS’ 2010 Pride Month Concert™: Saturday, June 19, 2010


An Official Event of San Francisco Pride!


San Francisco Conservatory of Music, order 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map) | Tickets


Ruth Butterfield-Winter, piano

Ruth Butterfield-Winter, piano

Milhaud – La création du mondeListen to a sample


Gershwin – Rhapsody in BlueListen to a sample

Ruth Butterfield-Winter, piano


Revueltas – JanitzioListen to a sample


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCopland – RodeoListen to a sample

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March 26-27, 2010, 8pm

The historic first collaboration between BARS and San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus


Friday, March 26, 2010, 8pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St at Geary, SF 94109 (Map)


Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)


Marla Volovna, mezzo-soprano

Marla Volovna, mezzo-soprano

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSchubert – Overture to Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp) in C, D. 644

(Also known as Rosamunde)Listen to a sample

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Brahms – Alto RhapsodyListen to a sample



Marla Volovna, mezzo-soprano

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist series San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Dr. Kathleen McGuire, Artistic Director & Conductor


Sibelius – Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op. 42Listen to a sample

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