San Francisco Conservatory of Music coming to Richmond

Lina Gonzalez Granados (Photo credit: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is set to put on a free orchestra performance at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts at 339 11th St. in Richmond on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.

The concert will be led by Colombian conductor Lina González-Granados, who is Chicago Symphony’s new Solti Conducting Apprentice and Conducting Fellow for both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony.

The program set for Richmond opens with Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring SFCM alumnus Alec Holcomb, winner of the Conservatory’s Guitar Concerto Competition; Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral. At both performances, the maestra will give introductory remarks in both English and Spanish.

While the performance is free, reservations are recommended and can be made here.

“This is an excellent opportunity for East Bay residents and families to see some of the most talented young classical musicians in the Bay Area for no cost,” said SFCM spokesperson Taryn Lott.