2023-2024 Concerts 



Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM: Music on the Hill Benefit


Join us for an exciting evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and live music. 


The concert  “Faces of Love” honors the upcoming Valentine’s Day and features music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Charles Gounod, and Ambroise Thomas. The performers, Andy Berry and Cortez Mitchell are from the internationally renowned vocal a cappella ensemble Chanticleer. 


Andy Berry, bass, believes that vocal music is vital because it testifies to the power of collaboration, the importance of the present moment, and the beauty of our shared humanity. He has performed as a soloist with the Santa Fe Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Vietnam National Ballet and Opera Orchestras, and Singapore’s Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Andy is proud to return to Chanticleer for his fifth season.

Cortez Mitchell, countertenor, completed his Bachelor’s as a double major in both music and mathematics from Morgan State University, and holds an M.M. in voice from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. He was Minnesota Opera's first resident artist countertenor, and has performed with Urban Opera in San Francisco. As a concert artist he has appeared in solo performances with Symphony Silicon Valley, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in Wynton Marsallis's All Rise with the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble. Cortez is in his 16th season with Chanticleer.


Also on the program will be the scintillating “ Grand Tango” by Astor Piazzolla performed  by cellist Vicky Ehrlich and pianist Ava Soifer. Both are longtime artists-in-residence at Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Since 1984 Vicky has been a member of the S.F. Opera Orchestra. In addition, she has played with the S.F. Ballet Orchestra, the S.F. Symphony, the New Century Chamber Orchestra & Composers Inc. Vicky is an active chamber musician performing with many Bay area ensembles including the Ariel Quartet, the Bridge Players & Trio Solano.


The Benefit will take place at a private home in San Francisco TBA. Suggested donation is $55. Seating is limited. 


Online tickets: go to www.musiconthehill and click on the ticket link. Or, email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com. You can also purchase tickets by sending a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110. 


Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 7:30 PM: Ava & Friends


Presenting a program of works featuring the dulcet tones of the marimba in a blend of sound with violin and piano that is rare and intoxicating. The repertoire includes duets and trios by Gershwin, Milhaud, Piazzolla, Richard Zalupe and Anders Koppel. 


Daniel Hallett, marimba, is a rising star in the Bay Area and in the percussion world. He is a graduate from Berklee School of Music and S.F. Conservatory of Music where he performed in several chamber music recitals leading to his Professional Studies Certificate. Violinist Michele Walthers is an active performer, composer and arranger in the Bay Area. She has performed in venues throughout Europe and North America, was a member of the Basel Sinfonietta in Switzerland and in San Francisco performs with Resonance Jazz, Tangonero, and at Yoshi’s and S.F. Jazz. 

They are joined by Artistic Director of “Music on the Hill,” pianist, Ava Soifer.


Tickets for this Ava & Friends concert will be available later in the season at Eventbrite.

Individual tickets and season tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

For more information or to reserve tickets, please email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com. 

To purchase tickets, please send a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110.


Performances will be held at St. Aidan's Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, San Francisco.

Sunday April 28, 2024 at 7:30 PM: Ensemble San Francisco


Founded in 2013, Ensemble SF is a collective of musicians dedicated to inspiring a more inclusive world through art. Beyond the traditional concert hall setting Ensemble SF is also dedicated to bringing world class music to schools, community centers, hospitals, juvenal detention centers and nursing homes. Award winning virtuosos, members of the S.F. Symphony, Ballet & Opera Orchestras have produced uniquely innovative concerts. They have performed at Old First Concerts, Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, Mercury Soul, and Herbst Theater. The program includes works by Mozart, Brahms and Paul Wiancko. 


Performers are Elizabeth Schumann, piano, Rebecca Jackson-Picht, violin, Jessica Chang, viola, and Angela Lee, cello.


Ensemble SF performs Brahms, Mozart, and Seyfried: Listen 


Tickets for this Ensembe SF concert will be available later in the season at Eventbrite.

Individual tickets and season tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

For more information or to reserve tickets, please email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com. 

To purchase tickets, please send a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110.


Performances will be held at St. Aidan's Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, San Francisco.

Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM:  Bridge Music Collective

“Metamorphosis”

 

The Bridge Music Collective is an ensemble of fresh new voices in the Bay Area. The unusual instrumentation creates an opportunity for a unique sound with musical arrangements traversing traditional and nontraditional repertoire. While some of the musicians met in their undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory, they started their journey as a collective at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The Collective prioritizes experimentation, curiosity, musicality, and relationships. The ensemble will transcribe traditional repertoire by Beethoven, Schubert, Dvořák, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Nielson, & Medieval chant. 


Performers are Jessica Folson, violin, Sarah Hooton, viola, Carlos Valdez, double bass, T. Colton Potter, oboe, Caleb Rose, clarinet.


J.S. Bach - Prelude No. 2 in C Minor

Igor Stravinsky - Spring Rounds from the Rite of Spring

Josef Suk - Serenade for Strings

Adolphus Hailstork - Sonata de Chiesa

Valerie Coleman - Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet


Listen to The Bridge Music Collective explore Prokofiev: Listen 


Tickets will be sold online for $20 each and we will have season tickets available at $70 for the 4 concerts of this upcoming season.  


To purchase Season Tickets or tickets for this Bridge Music Collective concert at Eventbrite go to our Tickets Page.

Individual tickets and season tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

For more information or to reserve tickets, please email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com. 

To purchase tickets, please send a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110.


Performances will be held at St. Aidan's Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, San Francisco.


Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM: Cecilia Ensemble


In 2020, as the tense initial months of the pandemic bore on and indoor performances continued to be banned, many musicians began performing outdoors in the streets of San Francisco, at street closures, cul de sacs, and driveways, sharing their music widely with the public. Thus the Cecilia Ensemble was born, friends that naturally took to making music together and encouraging each other through times of uncertainty. Members of the quartet perform regularly with the S.F. Opera & Ballet Orchestras. They have collaborated with many guest artists including world-renowned pianist Mack McCray and Fabrizio Corona from the SF Opera, As a Quartet they have performed at Dolores Basilica, Throckmorton Theatre (Mill Valley), The Gough House and The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. Performing works by Schubert, Bartok & Brahms. 


Performers are Maki Ishii Sowash & Michael Long, violins; Paul Ehrlich, viola; Vicky Ehrlich, cello; and Bruce Foster, clarinet. 


Cecilia Ensemble performs string quartets by California composers (there is a long introduction--go to 6:45 for the start of the Cecilia Ensemble) : Listen 


Tickets for this Cecilia Ensemble concert will be available later in the season at Eventbrite.

Individual tickets and season tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

For more information or to reserve tickets, please email us at mothmuse2@yahoo.com. 

To purchase tickets, please send a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St, San Francisco CA 94110.


Performances will be held at St. Aidan's Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, San Francisco.