7:30 pm19:30

Scroggins & Rose in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria Bluegrass Association Doors open: 7:30 pm
The evening starts with an Open Stage from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. You can sign up for a spot on the Open Stage by contacting Jeb Gordon at 778-678-4570 or email

Admission: suggested donation $7 general, $5 for VBA members and open stage performers

8:00 pm20:00

Scroggins & Rose CD Release Celebration at the Back Room, Berkeley

  • Back Room

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information, or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!




8:30 pm20:30

RossoRose Duo at the Vernon Salon

Please join us for the April Vernon SalonAlisa Rose and Amy Zanrosso are two expressive and powerful musicians intent on exploring what it means to be a piano and violin duo making music in the 21st century. Striking and dramatic in their musical choices, the RossoRose duo seamlessly melds their classical training with the rhythms and musical freedom of a variety of traditions that include tango and American roots music and are not shy about breaking rules in order to communicate with an audience. See below for Amy's colorful description of the piece they're performing - the first Prokofiev violin and piano sonata. Visual artist Victoria Welling will also be speaking, continuing our talk from February about women in the arts.

Your $20 ticket ($15 emerging artist/BYOB discount) supports the presenting artists and the production of this event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19th to with the number of people attending. Feel free to show up starting at 8 PM, and we'll begin the performance around 8:30 PM. As a warning - parking is often tricky in the Adams Point (Oakland) neighborhood, so allow for extra time. 

Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano:
Want to hear a half hour of music that's brooding and aggressive but so painfully beautiful at times that it makes you wonder what you’ve done with your life up to this point? Then Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano in F minor is for you. Written during the second World War, this sonata is filled with pianistic explosions, relentless approaching armies, abject terror, nostalgia for better days and a violin whistling like “wind passing through a graveyard.” Of all the music Prokofiev composed, the first and third movements of this sonata were chosen to be performed at his funeral - that’s how good this sonata is. If you’ve never heard it before you need to hear it now!

7:30 pm19:30

Village Road Trio and Vadalma at Fifth Street Farms in Berkeley

The music is acoustic (unamplified instruments and voices), generally traditional American or international, of all types. Chair seating and folks are welcome to bring food/drink to share.

Reservations are necessary to assure you a seat and made by calling (510) 525-9248, or via email at

Doors open at 7:00, music at 7:30. Cost is $20; all proceeds go to the musicians.

4:00 pm16:00

Lonely Bird Band (Scott Nygaard, Jesse Appelman, and Alisa Rose) plays a House Concert In Napa

When: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Doors open at 3:30 p.m., music begins at 4:00 

Where: 1633 King Avene, Napa

Cost: $20 donation per person at the door - all proceeds go to the musicians

Please RSVP. We've invited more people than the house can hold, so let us know if you can come. No need to respond if you can't make it.

The Lonely Bird Band

The Lonely Bird Band (Scott Nygaard, Jesse Appelman, Alisa Rose) is a new San Francisco Bay Area trio from diverse musical backgrounds performing original and traditional music based in the American fiddle tradition.. It’s a diverse contemporary string band experience, grounded in traditional melodies, but with a playful improvisatory flair.

Watch the Lonely Bird Band perform Alisa Rose’s composition “Fritz Road” live here:

3:00 pm15:00

Neighborhood Performance Project and Project Avary presents Swift Rose

Project Avary is thrilled to invite the entire family to a musical afternoon & lasagne supper with

Sunday, March 12, 3-5 p.m.  - St. Mary Star of the Sea Sausalito - 180 Harrison Avenue

Classically trained violinists turned genre-defying fiddlers, Mazz & Alisa’s original tunes are

influenced by their backgrounds in classical music, energetic Irish fiddle tunes, spiraling

gypsy dances, fiery tangos, free improvisation & rowdy bluegrass. Julliard trained violinist Mazz has performed with

Kanye West, on the Today Show & on the Late Show with David Letterman. Grammy nominaed violinist Alisa has performed at Carnegie Hall, throughout Eastern Europe as an Ambassador of the State Department & appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Song of the Mountains on PBS & at TEDx Alcatraz with guitarist Bob Weir.

In their Social Justice program, Swift Rose presents music inspired by current social issues to serve as a catalyst for social awakening, dialogue & change.

Suggested donation $15-20 for concert & dinner. Project Avary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents

.RSVP by March 3rd to

or call 415.457.8799.

10:30 pm22:30

Swift Rose at ZLMR Zoo Labs Music Residency Release day

Come celebrate the close of the March 2017 Zoo Labs Music Residency (ZLMR) with a live experience created by each of our resident teams during their 12-day residency here at Zoo Labs.

March #ZLMR residents are:

Kid Beyond [feat. SoulSalaam, Nonagon & The Brothers McCann]

Antique Music

Swift Rose


Each day at the Zoo Labs Music Residency includes mentor sessions, meals, and a lot of time in our world-class recording studios. Our mentors guide, teach and motivate our residents to reach new heights, go to unexpected places, challenge conventional wisdom, and move past the ordinary to the exceptional. Our studio is a playground designed for exploration and expansion.

7:00 pm19:00

Double Helix - Alisa Rose and Tristan Scroggins at GroupMuse

  • 677 Oak Street San Francisco, CA, United States United States

It's put together through this organization called Groupmuse, and their goal is to bring people together around great art through these classical music house parties. In other words: everyone comes over, we’ll hang out, make friends, listen to an hour of mind-blowing music, and go home happy.

It would be great if you could make it, just make sure to grab a spot!

RSVP here for $3:

Come join us in a small & cute apartment in the lower haight for a night of good music and good times.

Please BYOB (and some to share!).

Close to bus lines: 21, 7, and a 10 minute walk from the Duboce Park MUNI lines.

2:30 pm14:30

Double Helix - Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose at a Groupmuse in San Carlos

  • 731 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA, 94070


Double Helix - Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose at a Groupmuse in San Carlos

All ages Welcome  - click the link to reserve a spot for $3  -  RSVP here:

A groupmuse is a live classical music house party-concert.

It's casual, friendly, and intimate. Anyone can host one, and anyone can come.


Location Details:
Please bring finger food to share (i.e. does not require utensils & prep)
• Easily walkable from San Carlos CalTrain, plenty of parking
• Have pets if anyone is allergic
• No shoes indoors

Order of events:
• Meet/greet, nom nom nom ~30min
• Chamber music w/intermission
• Q&A and/or discussions ~30min

Post-event activity:
• Planning a folk music "jam" - bring your instruments!

7:30 pm19:30

Double Helix - Tristan Scroggins and Alisa Rose at Elevator to NoWhere with Larry Gallagher

  • 1962 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA

Larry Gallagher will be opening with an acoustic set of my own, and Double Helix will join for a few tunes!

Elevator to Nowhere
Thursday, October 13th
Doors at 7pm
First Set (Larry) at 7:30
Second Set (Alisa and Tristan) at 8:45
Sliding scale Admission $10-15
1962 Harrison St. (the purple door across from Dandelion Chocolates)
Donation Bar with beer, wine, and some mixed drinks

7:00 pm19:00

Double Helix - Alisa Rose and Tristan Scroggins at SF Groupmuse!

  • 827 Guerrero Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States


Agape Mission District House Concert - tunes in a Historic Victorian Mansion Co-op

 All ages Welcome  - click the link to reserve a spot for $3  -


A groupmuse is a live classical music house party-concert.

It's casual, friendly, and intimate. Anyone can host one, and anyone can come.


7:30 pm19:30

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES | Jean-Michel Fonteneau cello

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music Recital Hall

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES | Jean-Michel Fonteneau cello
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM, RH
with Jodi Levitz viola
Bettina Mussumeli violin
Alisa Rose '07 violin
Xin Zhao '17 piano

Piatigorsky: Three Pieces for Solo Cello
Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3
Porter: String Quartet No. 3
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40

7:00 pm19:00

Lonely Bird Band with Quiles and Cloud at the Santa Cruz Cave Concert Series

  • Santa Cruz, CA

Cave Concert Series
The Lonely Bird and Quiles and Cloud
Sunday, September 18th
Doors open at 6:00pm, folks should arrive by 6:30pm
Show starts promptly at 7:00pm. Please don't arrive late

An address with directions will be sent out once tickets are purchased. You must have tickets purchased in order to come to the show. These shows do sell out.
Purchase tickets here: 

We are back with more awesome shows lined up for the Fall and Spring. We are looking forward to kicking off this season with one of our favorite cave fiddler, Alisa Rose's new ensemble The Lonely Birds. Pair this with the amazing singing and songwriting of Quiles and Cloud, and this is guaranteed to be an amazing night of music.

Quiles and Cloud

This San Francisco based duo is made up of Maria Quiles and Rory Cloud. Their haunting and soulful song-writing and intricate playing and singing puts puts them at the top of some of the newest Americana duos to hit the scene. If you like Gilian Welch and David Rawlings or Mandolin Orange... get ready to find your new favorite duo.

The Lonely Bird Band

Rare opportunity to see this trio of virtuosos. Grammy-nominated fiddler/violinist and composter, Alisa Rose (Feist, Quartet San Francisco, Real Vocal String Quartet) is joined by Bay-Area guitar great ,Scott Nygaard (John Reischman, Tim O'Brien, Crow Molly) and mandolin and churo ace, Jesse Appleman (Grupo Falso Baiano, Bent with Honey).

5:00 pm17:00

RossoRose Duo and Elizabeth Vandervennet Premiere "Piano Trio for Luisa" by Alisa Rose at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Recital Hall

  • SFCM Recital Hall

San Francisco Conservaory of Music
Recital Hall, Sunday August 28th, 5 pm

Last year Hannah Addario-Berry performed my commissioned piece for her Scordatura project - Lands End - about the Lands End trail in San Francisco . Michael Cogan heard this piece''s premiere in Redding, California - and commissioned a piece in appreciation for his wife Luisa. It has been my great pleasure to hear about their lives and love for eachother and to write "Piano Trio for Luisa." I hope you can come hear it. - Alisa Rose

Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Minor, No. 1, Op. 80
Alisa Rose: Piano Trio for Luisa, commissioned by Michael Cogan of Redding
Dmitri Shostokovich Four Preludes for Piano and Violin, Op. 34 (transcribed from the Preludes for Piano)
Antonín Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 65; Dumky, Op. 90

RossoRose Duo (Alisa Rose and Amy Zanrosso) with Elizabeth Vandervennet cello!