• Quartet S.F. w/Jeremy Cohen - Saturday July 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Quartet S.F. w/Jeremy Cohen - Saturday July 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Quartet San Francisco
    Grammy nominees for their last four CD releases (2009, 2007, 2006 and 2013) and International Tango competition winners (New York, 2004), Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Quartet San Francisco was founded in 2001 by celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen. He is joined by violinist Matthew Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger, and cellist Kelley Maulbetsch. As crossover specialists QSF excels in multiple styles — from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond.

    Non-traditional in their delivery, QSF redefines the sound of chamber music. "When the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove."


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • No Concert, August 2, 2014 Vacation Day
    No Concert, August 2, 2014 Vacation Day

  • Tim & Myles Thompson - Saturday August 8, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Tim & Myles Thompson - Saturday August 8, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Guitar Series

    It’s not surprising that Tim and Myles Thompson’s new album, Time4Me2Go, is filled with complex, masterfully played tracks. Fans of their live shows are frequently dazzled by the often otherworldly, synchronized unity of their music. After all, the father / son duo have been playing together now for, basically, all of Myles’ 19 years.

    “He was my biggest influence,” Myles says. “So it’s really not difficult to read his mind, musically.”

    What IS surprising is the independent spirit that exists between the two musical partners, particularly when one of the partners is the father. “I stopped looking at Myles as a student years ago,” Tim says. “He's become a great player and writer so he's one of my peers.”

    Live, the Thompsons present high-octane instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of legendary artists such as Chet Atkins, Stephan Grappelli, Chick Corea, Jackson Browne, Sam Bush and more. Although influenced by the masters, their down-to-earth style is all their own — a one-of-a-kind combination of improvisational jazz, traditional folk, singer-songwriter, country, rock and world music.


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • Joni Morris - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Joni Morris - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Legendary Ladies of Country Music

    Joni filled the hall last year at her special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline. Now she is back with her new show, "Legendary Ladies of Country Music." Joined by her talented Jordanaires-singing style band "After Midnight," Joni performs the hits of Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and many more.

    Her performances are solid, saturated with true showmanship and authentic sound and personality. We’re transported back to Golden Years of the late 50’s and 60’s with songs like “Honky Tonk Angels” “Sweet Dreams,” “Stand by Your Man,” “My Happiness,” and “Coal Miner's Daughter”

    Joni sings each song brilliantly and adds dazzling costumes and comedy too, but nothing shines so bright as her ability to connect with audience. She is becoming well-known for her great audience interaction. We had so many requests to bring her back to Pacifica, we brought her back as soon as we could!

    http://jonimorris.com/pages/index.html


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • Farallon Quintet- Saturday,  August 23, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Farallon Quintet- Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Classical

    The Farallon Quintet, founded in the summer of 2012, is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet—repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the group seeks to perform rarely heard works as well as new music by living composers. With at least 160 existing clarinet quintets to choose from, the group offers diverse and engaging programs to the general public.

    The quintet is made up of leading Bay Area musicians—Natalie Parker, clarinet; Dan Flanagan and Matthew Oshida, violins; Elizabeth Prior, viola; Jonah Kim, cello—who are principal players in such orchestras as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. As an ensemble, the players recently received a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to record and release their debut album in early 2015.

    The group takes its name from the Farallon Islands, located right off the coast of San Francisco. In addition to being a landmark location close to where the players live and work, its meaning—“pillar” or “steep rock” in Spanish—indicates the group’s vision to become an important “pillar” or “rock” in classical music by building awareness around the lesser known yet musically significant clarinet quintet repertoire. The Farallon Islands also represent the group’s inspiration which is founded in the simplicity and beauty of nature. In fact, the group is known to intersperse rehearsals with hikes in the mountains and road trips—all with the intent to discover the natural beauties of Northern California.

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    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • No Concert, August 30, 2014 Labor Day
    No Concert, August 30, 2014 Labor Day

  • Coulter, Weed, DiSalvi - Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Coulter, Weed, DiSalvi - Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Cutting Edge Celtic

    This newly formed trio of seasoned musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, including a former member of concert hall favorite, Molly's Revenge, have just recorded their first CD. They Play traditional and original music from Ireland, Scandanavia and Galicia, plus som J.S. Bach pieces, on guitar, fiddle and cello.


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • MoJazz- Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    MoJazz- Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Big Band

    Mildred Owen Hall's own house band, with seven musicians and two vocalists, plays swinging, danceable music from the Great American Songbook and Big Band era. They will also introduce some original material. Led by Norman Dutton.
    Optional dance lessons with dance instructor extraordinaire Chuck Dee will begin at 7:15.


    Special Admission: $12 and $10


    General -$12
    Member - $10
    Senior/Students - $12
    Senior/Student Members - $10

  • Meg Mackay & Billy Philadelphia - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Meg Mackay & Billy Philadelphia - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm
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    Caberet

    Meg and Billy have been making music together for 25 years. Bay Area audiences love Meg's sultry contralto voice and Billy's lively piano playing. This show titled "Two of a Kind" includes songs from Broadway, film and the Great American Songbook, plus unexpected, seldom-heard tunes.
    Always an enjoyable evening with these two!


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • No Concert, Sept 27, 2014 FOG FEST
    No Concert, Sept 27, 2014 FOG FEST

  • County Line Trio - Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    County Line Trio - Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00

    Kingston Trio Tribute

    The County Line Trio performs their tribute to the famous Kingston Trio. Their shows are filled with the many hit songs of the Trio and a delightful helping of tongue-in-cheek humor that would make even the Smothers Brothers envious.

    With the original Kingston Trio constantly topping the charts with songs like "Tom Dooley," "Lemon Tree," "This Land is Your Land," "Scotch and Soda," and "A Worried Man— songs so timeless they literally travel the decades with new fans — it is no wonder why in 1969, three guys decided they were going to be a Kingston Trio tribute band. Original members of that band — Millbrae-raised Tod Brendlen on vocals, banjo and guitar, San Mateo-raised Dean Hammer on vocals, guitar and conga drum, and Fort Bragg-born Bud Olsen on vocals and guitar — were so good, the Kingston Trio were fans. In fact, they've been called the "museum version" of the Kingston Trio. Recently, Bob Lawrence, once an early part time member of the band, joined County Line as a regular member, playing guitar, banjo and joining in the vocals. This is a return engagement, and a word of advice to ticket buyers, last year's concert was packed.

    The County Line Trio has opened shows for (the late) comedian Pat Paulsen, former Limelighter Glenn Yarbrough, country-pop singer Teri Gibbs, and singer/songwriter and former member of the Kingston Trio, 1961-1967, the late John Stewart.

    The band notes, "There is still a wealth of enthusiasts longing for that 'original sound' which consisted of simple arrangements of three part harmony accompanied by acoustic guitars and banjo performed with spirited gusto." And the band is very faithful to original Kingston Trio arrangements with some of their biggest fan support coming from Kingston Trio aficionados.

    One of the band's most memorable stories, in a performance career that has led the performers to so many interesting stages and audiences and stories, was when original Kingston Trio member Bob Shane used to show up at Chuck's Steak House in Los Altos with his guitar in hand, and he and County Line Trio would jam into the wee hours of the morning.

    Tod Brendlen says that the band mates never grow weary of playing Kingston Trio songs. "We really look forward to our performances," Brendlen said. "Each show is an opportunity to introduce some of the new songs we've been rehearsing and also revisit the Kingston Trio's many famous hits — while injecting a generous helping of tongue-in-cheek humor, which we think keeps the audience clamoring for more! It's a fun trip down memory lane." "We always believe in the entertainment value of our shows," Brendlen continued, "which includes humor, ballads, sing-a-longs and songs with a 'real zest!' The object is to have fun and make sure the audience has fun too!" -- excerpts from article by Jean Bartlett


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • Pacifica Guitar Night - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Pacifica Guitar Night - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12

  • Verismo Opera- Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Verismo Opera- Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    $0.00


    General (Non-Member) - $20
    Member - $15
    Senior/Students - $17
    Senior/Student Members - $12