Spring Music Concert

Spring Music Concert

Urban School Spring Music Concert
Sunday, May 15
5 pm
Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Please note COVID-19 protocol updates:

  • Uploading your proof of full vaccination in advance is required in order to speed up the check in process. Tickets may be refunded if proof of vaccination is not provided.
  • All attendees to this performance will be required to wear high quality masks at all times in the Herbst Theatre and War Memorial building.
  • Buy tickets in advance!

Student musicians in the Chamber Orchestra, Urban Singers, and the Lab and Advanced Jazz Bands have been practicing diligently and look forward to performing live and in person for the entire community on Sunday, May 15, 5 pm, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Purchase your tickets early and upload your proof of vaccination for fast and easy entrance.

The Chamber Orchestra, led by Joshua Feltman, will be performing Sonata in E minor (Mozart) featuring Sophia H ('22) and Concert Piece (Burrill Phillips) featuring Ryan S ('22). Additional pieces include Italian Concerto (Bach) and the world premiere of a newly commissioned untitled arrangement by a local composer (Eric Choate).

The Urban Singers, under the direction of Kelly Nash, will perform an array of songs in foreign languages: Tshotsholoza (Jeffery L. Ames) featuring Maddie T (’22), Sing Gently (Eric Whitacre), Tell My Ma (Jon Washburn) featuring Noa R ('22) and Ella J ('22), Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire (Mark Brymer), Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Faure) and Lamentations of Jeremiah (Z. Randall Stroope).

Directed by David Boyce, the Lab Jazz Band will perform Road Song (Wes Montgomery), an arrangement that incorporates wordless vocals. Additional pieces include Mr. PC (John Coltrane) and Blue Pepper (Duke Ellington).

Urban’s Advanced Jazz Band, led by Performing Arts Chair and Jazz Band Director Scott Foster, will perform A Mis Abuelos (Arturo Sandoval), a complex arrangement that features a variety of styles in the Latin jazz tradition. Other pieces include Day Dream (Billy Strayhorn) featuring Ava D ('22), Well You Needn’t (Thelonious Monk), Midnight Voyage (Joey Calderazzo), and Hard Times (David “Fathead” Newman).