Top 10 Reasons To Become A Member Of The SFCO Association

Top ten reasons to become a member of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra association

10. So we can afford to give our musicians those little plastic bottles of water in their dressing rooms.

9. So we can continue to send out snazzy postcards announcing each concert.

8. So we can continue to hire the best musicians, the top soloists, pay for our venues, print up spiffy programs, rent our modern music, and hire the staff that keeps this organization running.

7. You mean these concerts cost money?

6. So Ben can afford to replace his red concert socks, recently destroyed by his Labrador Retriever.

5. So we can continue to commission wonderful composers to write new works for us (like Paul Dresher, Harold Meltzer, Richard Aldag, Kurt Rohde, Yu-Hui Chang, and Belinda Reynolds).

4. So we can continue to present great, young musicians in our Debut Artist program.

3. So you won’t feel guilty attending our admission-free concerts.

2. To help support the only professional chamber orchestra in the country that is presenting its concerts admission-free.

1. We pay our musicians 85% of our budget – this is two to three times more than most performing arts organizations and reflects our commitment to putting our money where our heart is: into the music. We hire the best musicians in the Bay Area and over the past 4 seasons with Music Director Benjamin Simon have developed a sound and a style that is making audiences stand up and cheer. Your generous contributions will make it possible for us to continue bringing you exciting, engaging concerts featuring the best music from the chamber orchestra repertoire.


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