North America Branch


 Branch Contact

Lee Kaufman
8921 Moydalgan Rd
St Louis MO 63124

Tel: (314) 991-4816


23-25 MAY 2019

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco CA 94109
1 (415) 441-4000

6:00 pm Gather in the hotel bar
7:00 pm Dinner at Alborz Persian Restaurant, 1245 Van Ness Ave

8:00 am Breakfast in the hotel conference room

10:00 am Talk by Robert Ashens, Conductor of the Island City Opera and Artistic Director of West Coast Opera

12:00 pm Lunch in the hotel conference room with Alasdair Neale, Music Director of the Marin Symphony and recently-appointed Music Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

1:00 pm Talk by Nalini Ghuman, Professor of Music at Mills College and author of a well-received article on Elgar and Englishness in the November 2007 issue of The Elgar Society Journal

7:00 pm Pre-concert talk by Peter Grunberg, Special Musical Assistant to Michael Tilson Thomas

8:00 pm San Francisco Symphony Concert
Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue
Kyzysztof Urbański, conductor
Vilde Frang, violin

(c) Marco Borggreve

ELGAR Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4, Italian
Post-concert session with Maestro Urbański

8:00 am Breakfast in the hotel conference room

9:00 am City tour led by Jeff Dunn (San Francisco native and Elgar Society member)

7:00 pm Private concert of selected Elgar vocal and instrumental works performed by students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street

This conference is open to everyone. Members of all branches are welcome to join us. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Arthur Reynolds, chairman of the North America Branch, at 1 (973) 727-8294 or

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