, a Richmond District resident and the director of the concert series, takes pride in the fact that they make a conscious effort to introduce new compositions and artists to the public.
Old First Concerts is "one of the best kept secrets in town," Bowles
is very grateful also for the support received from the following organizations: Grants for the Arts, from the San Francisco Hotel Tax fund; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation; and Stanley A. Ibler, Jr. Memorial Fund of Music.
says more volunteers on-board would stabilize the organization by developing a stronger promotional program and a more expansive fundraising campaignBowles has been the director of Old First Concerts for two years.He
is thrilled when he
pulls together a successful concert.
"It is really satisfying," he
Directing programs is not new to Bowles
.Prior to becoming director of the Old First Church Concerts, he was an administrator for the SF Opera Company.He also worked as the technical director for the Eugene Oregon Ballet Company and was once production manager for the Eugene Opera Company.He
himself is a percussion musician.