Old First Concerts presents a diverse array of contemporary and classical chamber, jazz and world music, at modest prices. Showcasing professional, emerging, and mid-career artists and ensembles in an acoustically superb setting, the organization provides artists with the unique opportunity to create their own performance repertoire. Its year-round calendar of more than sixty concerts, performed by 300 artists, reaches more than 5,000 audience members annually at Old First Church. The organization is currently in the midst of its first-ever formal strategic planning process, and renewal support would enable it to implement strategies to increase audiences and revenue, as well as build a cash reserve.
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1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109-3618, United States
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for general operating support
Old First Concerts presents classical chamber music concerts at modest prices, showcasing emerging and established artists, and providing them with the opportunity to create their own performance repertoire. Diversity in Old First's programming has expanded in recent years to include contemporary, jazz, and world music; in 2011, Old First will present its first hip-hop opera. Its year-round calendar of events presented at Old First Church consists of more than sixty concerts performed by 250 artists, attracting more than 6,000 audience members annually.