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NVCM's 20th Anniversary Gala "A Musical Feast"
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
San Francisco, CA
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NVCM's 20th Anniversary Gala "A Musical Feast"
Noe Valley Chamber Music
presents its
20th Anniversary Gala

"A Musical Feast"
FREDERICA VON STADE, mezzo-soprano
JAKE HEGGIE, composer/piano; DAWN HARMS, violin; EMIL MILAND, cello

Sun, May 19 at 4pm
St Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco

WORLD PREMIERE of Heggie's From the Book of Nightmares
plus music by Arlen, Bernstein, Rorem, Sondheim and more!

Frederica von Stade, one of the world's most beloved opera stars, is the featured guest artist for Noe Valley Chamber Music's 20th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, May 19 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Hailed by The New York Times as "one of America's finest artists and singers," von Stade will be joined by soprano Lisa Delan, tenor William Burden, and baritone Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek for a dazzling program of music by Arlen, Bernstein, Rorem, Sondheim, Offenbach and San Francisco's own Jake Heggie, who will be the pianist for the program. Violinist Dawn Harms and cellist Emil Miland will also join. The evening will be highlighted by the World Premiere of Heggie's song cycle From the Book of Nightmares (poetry by Galway Kinnell). Also featured are selections from beloved musicals and operas such as Show Boat, West Side Story, La Belle Helène, and A Little Night Music.

"A Musical Feast" will begin at 4pm with a silent auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on an array of wines, vacations, restaurants, spa treatments and more. There will be a raffle to win an instant wine cellar. The concert begins at 5pm and will be followed by a reception featuring food, wine and champagne, and an opportunity to meet the artists. This concert is sponsored by Umpqua Bank and Martha Bros Coffee Company.

Tickets: $60 in advance, $75 at the door.
Doors at 3:30pm

Interested in donating but cannot make the event? Call Tiffany at 415-648-5236 or email for more information.

For further information about this concert and the list of other concerts in the 2012-13 series, go to:

About Noe Valley Chamber Music

Noe Valley Chamber Music (NVCM) has been presenting superb chamber music to audiences in Noe Valley since 1992. NVCM ticket holders have an opportunity to hear and meet the Bay Area's finest musicians, ensembles, and vocalists in the authentic yet informal chamber music tradition. This concert series allows both established and emerging local artists to develop audiences for their work, and to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an intimate setting.

NVCM is a nonprofit organization which has garnered financial support from a variety of institutions including the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Chamber Music America, the California Arts Council, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The Argosy Foundation, and the Carol Franc Buck Foundation. NVCM also receives support from an ever-growing list of individual contributors, corporate donors, and in-kind donors.

NVCM is proud of its ability to attract and showcase world class performers from the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera, among other institutions, who enjoy performing chamber works in our informal venue. Both patrons and musicians enjoy the particular rapport that is fostered, creating a musical experience predicated on interactivity and immediacy.

For more information please contact Tiffany Loewenberg, Executive Director, NVCM at or call (415) 648-5236 or visit our website



St. Mark's Lutheran Church (View)
1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States

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Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > Classical

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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