3/22 Sondheim

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Join us in celebrating Sondheim’s 85th birthday in our next concert: A Little Birthday Music!
Selections from: A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum, Into The Woods

Sunday, March 22nd at 7:30pm
SF Community Music Center
544 Capp Street, SF (see map below)

$10-15 (Student/Senior-General Admission)
Tickets available at door or in advance at brownpapertickets.com!

Performers include:
Anne Smith
Chelsea Hollow
Melissa Costa
Brandon Casbeer
Joshua Beld
Paul Dab, piano
with direction by Katie Nix

Ticket includes birthday cake, wine, and party hat!

1/31 Schubert

Schubertiade Schubirthiade!

The Fête Concert Series invites you to join in our Schubertiade “open crook night!”

Saturday, January 31st at 7pm
553 34th Ave, San Francisco

Bring your favorite Schubert scores, instruments, and voices! Find collaborators and repertoire ideas in our collaboration thread at our Collaboration Page.

Sign up will begin at 7pm…music will begin at 7:15pm.

Free Admission
Snacks Welcome

1/7 Poulenc

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January 7th, 2015 at 7:30pm
Hosted at a private home in Petaluma, CA
(for event information, email us at feteconcerts@gmail.com)

Fête Concerts presents their next birthday party concert: Poulenc! Join us for great music, appetizers, desserts, & wine! As part of the alliteration theme, feel free to come dressed up as anything that starts with “P!” (princess, puppy, pirate, panda, papaya, you name it!) The audience will vote on best costume and that person will get to blow out the candles for Poulenc!

Performers Anne Hepburn Smith, Johanna Bronk, Gabrielle Traub, Jill Morgan Brenner, Chelsea Hollow, Victoria Hauk, Paul Dab, & Magdalena Schumanova present selections from Fiançailles, Airs chantés, Le bestiaire, and Les mamelles de Tirésias.

Concert is being hosted at the lovely home of Gilbert and Lisa Eldredge in Petaluma. Entrance will be by donation and all proceeds go to the performers. Come support the arts and have an awesome time!

11/14 Copland

appalacian celebration

11/14 Copland: An Appalachian Celebration!
1300 Polk St (Polk and Bush)
7:30pm; $10-20 sliding scale donation
(music, food, wine, & fun included!)

Join us for the fourth installment of The Fête Concert Series as we dive into Americana at its finest, just in time for Thanksgiving. We will be performing some of our favorite songs by Aaron Copland, including selections from the Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, the Old American Songs, with co-founder Paul Dab at the piano, and As it fell upon a day, trio for soprano, flute, and clarinet. The program will also include some solo piano works and the Duo for Flute and Piano with flutist Victoria Hauk. Other performers include mezzo-soprano Johanna Bronk, clarinetist Sophie Huet, and soprano and co-founder Anne Hepburn Smith. And of course, we will end the concert with an arrangement of “Happy Birthday” by co-founder and local composer Eric Choate in the style of our beloved birthday boy. A lucky raffle winner will be chosen to stand in for Mr. Copland and blow out the candles.

Let’s put the “art” back into “party”! We look forward to seeing you there.

8/22 Debussy

Debussy Rave

8/22 A Debussy Birthday
501 Laguna Honda, San Francisco
7pm; $10-20 sliding scale donation
(music, food, wine, & fun included!)

Our Strauss Birthday Party was such a hit, we decided to start a recital series! Debussy is our second celebrated composer. On August 22nd, he turns 152 and we will be celebrating with some great vocal and instrumental Debussy favorites as well as a Debussian “Happy Birthday” arranged by local composer Eric Choate. Come join us for music, wine, french delicacies and a raffle to see who gets to blow out the candles! Performers include: Annie Smith, Paul Dab, Elizabeth Talbert, and Chelsea Hollow.

6/11 Strauss

Birthday Strauss
6/11 Richard Strauss’ Birthday Extravaganza!
1632 Market (at Rose), SF

Enjoy listening to Strauss? Enjoy birthday parties? You’re in luck! We’re celebrating Strauss’ 150th birthday by performing some of our favorite songs and scenes. Program includes Mädchenblumen and selections from Ariadne auf Naxos and Der Rosenkavalier as well as a Straussian arrangement of Happy Birthday by local composer, Eric Choate. Performing artists are Anne Hepburn Smith, Magdalena Schumanova, Chelsea Hollow, Sepp Hammer, Jonathan Smucker, Michael Desnoyers, Sergey Khalikulov, Paul Dab, Elayne Juten, and Aurélie Veruni.

If an entire evening of Strauss isn’t good enough for you (which it should be), rest assured that there will be cake.

Buy your ticket at the door, price $10 for students, sliding scale between $20-30 for general admission (Ticket includes amazing music, dinner, wine, cake, and good company!)