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All concerts will be held at 3:00 PM, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, across from the Jewish Community Center, just around the corner from Rossmoor


2O19 - 2O2O (33rd) CONCERT SEASON

Program I:  Sunday 10/27/19  3 PM
Members of the SF Symphony
Joseph Way – Quintet for Tuba, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet and Piano
Ravel  - Sonata for Violin and Cello,
Johannes Brahms – Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat Op 40

Program II:  Sunday 12/8/19  3 PM
Featuring the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor 
Olivier Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time

Program III:  Sunday 1/26/20  3 PM
Members of the SF Symphony
George Rochberg – Ricordanza:  Soliloquy for Cello and Piano
Madeleine Dring  - Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
Benjamin Britten – Temporal Variations for Oboe and Piano

Frank Bridge – String Quartet No 2 H. 115

Program IV:  Sunday 3/15/20   3 PM
Featuring the Telegraph String Quartet
with special guest Abigail Fischer, Soprano/Mezzosoprano

Arnold Schoenberg -  String Quartet Op 10 No 2 with soprano soloist
Robert Sirota – Contrapassos for Voice and String Quartet (lyrics by Stevan Cavalier)
LV Beethoven – String Quartet Op 131 No 14 in C sharp minor

Program V:  Sunday 5/3/10  3 PM
Members of the SF Symphony
Haydn - String Quartet Op 77 No 2 in F major
Igor Stravinsky – Divertimento for Violin and Piano

Bedrich Smetana - String Quartet No 1 “From my Life.”

The Sierra Chamber Society is proud to invite you to subscribe to its 2019 - 2020 concert season, our 33rd.

The Sierra Chamber Society proudly invites you to subscribe to its 2019-20 (33rd) concert season.  We will return to Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, across from the old Jewish Community Center, just around the corner from Rossmoor.

As always, you can look forward to both familiar and surprising works. In its 33rd season, The Sierra Chamber Society welcomes back our enduring friends from the San Francisco Symphony, and distinguished guests, including the acclaimed Telegraph String Quartet, winners of the 2016 International Naumberg competition, and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

Just to highlight a couple of entries in this exciting season:  There will be two SCS premieres:  In October 2019, a new work by program annotator and composer Joseph Way, heralding the first appearance of a tuba in our 33 year history! Then on March 15, 2020, Contrapassos for voice and string quartet a SCS commission from eminent American composer Robert Sirota ( ) with lyrics by SCS director and pianist Stevan Cavalier, performed by the Telegraph String quartet with the phenomenal soprano/ mezzosoprano Abigail Fischer, described by the NY Times as “Luminous,” by Timeout NY as “Spellbinding” and as “Sumptuous” by the Boston Globe. (

The SCS will continue to offer FLEX TICKETS:  Although your tickets will be dated as usual, you will be able to use any number of your season’s tickets at any concert, seats permitting.  Use them one at a time, all at one performance, or in any combination.  And, of course, if you can’t attend, giving your tickets to friends is a wonderful way to share your enthusiasm for the Sierra Chamber Society.

As always, Season Subscribers enjoy a substantial discount.  In addition, we rely on our SEASON SUBSCRIBERS to sustain us through each season.  I hope you’ll become one of them as we begin our 33rd year together!

Please feel free to make on line ticket purchases for the whole season or individual performances: TICKETS

Contact Us:  Email  - 925-322-0994


This season will welcome back the acclaimed Telegraph String Quartet, first prize winners in the 2016 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition, perhaps the world’s most prestigious prize for a string quartet.  

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