Our Mission and History
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street
(visit map and directions page)
Noe Valley Chamber Music
1021 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
President: Karen Heather
Yvonne Gemmell Keene
NVCM’s mission is to demystify the classical music experience by presenting first-rate performances of both traditional and innovative chamber music in an intimate setting, thereby enhancing the connection between audience and performers.
Noe Valley Chamber Music is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 that presents chamber music performances by the Bay Area’s most outstanding artists and ensembles in warm and intimate concert venues. Our series allows both established and emerging local artists to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an acoustical gem of a performance facility.
NVCM offers concerts of excellent quality at an affordable price (tickets are only $15-25, children 12 and under are free), as well as unparalleled opportunities for audience participation and socialization. We often facilitate discussion between artists and audience, and ask performers to talk informally about their music from the stage. Thus, members of our community experience this wonderful music in the authentic chamber music tradition.
Since its founding, NVCM has attracted a loyal and enthusiastic following. We present some of the region’s most accomplished soloists and chamber ensembles, including the Del Sol and Ives Quartets, violist Geraldine Walther, pianists Robin Sutherland and Stephen Prutsman, bassoonist Steven Dibner, and soprano Christine Brandes. NVCM is produced with the support of a part-time Director, a hands-on Board of Directors and a group of dedicated volunteers.