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Showcasing Bay Area Small Ensembles + Soloists

What is listen local?

Listen Local is a new, free concert series presented at the Bowes Performing Arts Center in San Francisco that showcases the best of the Bay Area’s small ensemble musicians and soloists. The musical offering was developed in partnership by Classical California KDFC and InterMusic SF to serve Bay Area communities by connecting listeners to local musicians. Programming will highlight classical, American traditional, and genre-bending artists, providing an opportunity to hear Bay Area masters in an intimate musical setting, admission-free.

What is listen local?

Listen Local is a new, free concert series presented at the Bowes Performing Arts Center in San Francisco that showcases the best of the Bay Area’s small ensemble musicians and soloists. The musical offering was developed in partnership by Classical California KDFC and InterMusic SF to serve Bay Area communities by connecting listeners to local musicians. Programming will highlight classical, American traditional, and genre-bending artists, providing an opportunity to hear Bay Area masters in an intimate musical setting, admission-free.

About the venue

About the venue

The Bowes Performing Arts Center

Listen Local will take place in the Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall at the Bowes Performing Arts Center in San Francisco.  The building is an expansion of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the home to Classical California KDFC studios. The Bowes Center is easily accessible by public transportation and sits among other SF cultural beacons, such as Davies Symphony Hall and the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Past EVENTS

Experience Bay Area masters in an intimate musical setting, admission-free.

violinist Nancy Zhou

sunday, May 19, 2024

Experience one of today’s brilliant musical voices, violinist Nancy Zhou. Her thoughtful musicianship resonates with a global audience in such a way that brings her on stage with leading orchestras and chamber musicians around the world. Listen Local will showcase a solo violin recital by Zhou, with a dynamic collection of works that fall both in and outside the traditional canon of classical music by composers J.S. Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, John Corigliano, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Fritz Kreisler.

AGAVE

sunday, march 17, 2024

Listen Local presents: Agave, the GRAMMY-nominated Bay Area ensemble that specializes in string-music of the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, performing as a string quartet featuring Katherine Kyme, Anna Washburn, Aaron Westman, and William Skeen. Their program will exclusively celebrate women composers with works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Dora Pejacevic, Claudia Rusca, Clara Schumann, Rosy Wertheim, Margaret Bonds, and Florence Price, inspired by their latest recording effort, AGAVE: In Her Hands.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Past EVENTS

Experience Bay Area masters in an intimate musical setting, admission-free.

violinist Nancy Zhou

sunday, May 19, 2024

Experience one of today’s brilliant musical voices, violinist Nancy Zhou. Her thoughtful musicianship resonates with a global audience in such a way that brings her on stage with leading orchestras and chamber musicians around the world. Listen Local will showcase a solo violin recital by Zhou, with a dynamic collection of works that fall both in and outside the traditional canon of classical music by composers J.S. Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, John Corigliano, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Fritz Kreisler.

AGAVE

sunday, march 17, 2024

Listen Local presents: Agave, the GRAMMY-nominated Bay Area ensemble that specializes in string-music of the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, performing as a string quartet featuring Katherine Kyme, Anna Washburn, Aaron Westman, and William Skeen. Their program will exclusively celebrate women composers with works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Dora Pejacevic, Claudia Rusca, Clara Schumann, Rosy Wertheim, Margaret Bonds, and Florence Price, inspired by their latest recording effort, AGAVE: In Her Hands.

violinist Nancy Zhou

sunday, May 19, 2024

Experience one of today’s brilliant musical voices, violinist Nancy Zhou. Her thoughtful musicianship resonates with a global audience in such a way that brings her on stage with leading orchestras and chamber musicians around the world. Listen Local will showcase a solo violin recital by Zhou, with a dynamic collection of works that fall both in and outside the traditional canon of classical music by composers J.S. Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, John Corigliano, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Fritz Kreisler.