February 20, 2018

Frequency 49 Wind and Piano Chamber Ensemble

Karena Walter, Flute; Adrienne Malley, Oboe; Jeanne Psomas, Clarinet; Patrick-Johnson Whitty, Bassoon; Leslie Hart, French Horn; Margaret Halbig, Piano

Valerie Colman: Umoja

W. A. Mozart: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds

Francis Poulenc: Sextour (...)

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Dear Friends,

After weeks of the relentless bombardment of ads for Black Friday, Plaid Saturday, Cyber Monday… and the endless stream of gotta haves, I find I am faced with an existential question. Are we here to live this life experientially or consumptively? For me, this question begets another. Where does one find meaning? My answer points toward beauty, creativity, and community. For 29 years Noontime Concerts has offered the San Francisco community a weekly opportunity to escape the claws of consumerism and gather for a meaningful experience of sharing and listening to beautiful music.

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Concerts begin at 12:30pm every Tuesday
Old St. Mary's Cathedral,
660 California Street (Map)
Sustaining the Future of Live Classical Music

10 Reasons to Enjoy and Support Noontime Concerts

  1. Neuro-musicology studies show that music has positive therapeutic effects, such as reducing pain and improving memory
  2. Ambient sound—like classical music—can improve work productivity and elevate moods
  3. By simply attending a lunchtime concert, you will be helping to support musicians whose entire focus is honing their craft through performance
  4. Although there is no religious affiliation, the concert venue is the serene, historic Old St. Mary’s Cathedral—consider lighting a candle for the universe while you’re there
  5. By becoming a Noontime Concerts audience member, you can extend the legacy of this nonprofit organization and ensure it’s here for the next generation
  6. Politics aside, art and culture need sustained giving, at a time when federal support is diminishing
  7. The “cool factor”—tell your friends how you spent an amazing, often transforming lunch hour listening to live music
  8. If music is your food of choice, then there is such a thing as a free lunch—free classical concerts for your viewing and listening pleasure
  9. You never know who you’ll meet at a concert: an emerging artist, a world-renowned musician, or any of the many culture-loving friends of Noontime Concerts
  10. Need a “good reason” to get away from your desk? Tell your boss a surgeon general suggests a one way to combat workplace burnout is to make social connections—so, come to a concert and bring a friend!

For more information on how you can help sustain the future of Noontime Concerts contact us at info@noontimeconcerts.org .

Noontime Concerts is an independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit arts organization, Federal ID #94-3123314.
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Noontime Concerts is a free weekly concert series in San Francicso.

Since 1989 Noontime Concerts has presented hundreds of classical concerts by local and international musicians, and continues to fulfill its mission to enrich the community and cultural life of the Bay Area.

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