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Humanities West and Ars Minerva

Bringing Lost Italian Carnival Music to the Stage



Thursday, March 5, 2015   6:00 PM
Hotel Rex - San Francisco

Humanities West’s first Salon at the Rex. Ars Minerva presents Bringing Lost Italian Carnival Music to the Stage. Join Artistic Director and mezzo-soprano Céline Ricci and pianist Derek Tam performing and in conversation about their upcoming mid-March Premier of the Lost Baroque Opera La Cleopatra. Join us in the Library Bar at the Hotel Rex at 5:00 PM for a pre-program drink.

About the Performers:
Céline Ricci is Artistic Director of Ars Minerva, a presenter of world premiere Baroque Operas in Festival. Its first is La Cleopatra at Marines’ Memorial Theatre on March 14 and 15, 2015. She studied in Paris with Ana Maria Miranda and at the prestigious London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Selected by conductor William Christie for Les Jardin des Voix, she was named one of opera’s promising new talents in 2005 by Opernwelt, which singled out her performance as Arbace in Terradellas’ Artaserse as a “tour de force,” and her coloratura abilities “equal to those of Cecilia Bartoli.” She appears frequently for the prestigious Les Arts Florissants. Her discography includes Cirque (2011) and a CD of French melodies (2012). Recent operas include Angelica in Handel’s Orlando (Sacramento Opera), Clitia in Handel’s Teseo (Göttingen-Handel Festival), Handel’s Athalia (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (numerous companies). Collaborating conductors include Nicolas McGegan, Hugo Reyne, Friedmann Layer, P. Cohen-Akenine, Enrique Mazzola, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Martin Haselbock, Martin Gester, Timm Rolek. She has toured in Berlin, London, Brussels, Israel, and Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

In demand as a conductor and historical keyboardist, Derek Tam performs regularly in the Bay Area and elsewhere. As a conductor, Derek appears frequently with choral and orchestral ensembles. In addition to serving as Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, he is music director of the Berkeley Community Chorus Chamber Singers. He is also artistic director of Star Valley Children's Choir. In addition to his conducting career, Derek is a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist on various historical keyboards, from the harpsichord and fortepiano to the modern concert grand. He has served as continuo harpsichordist in many professional ensembles in the Bay Area, as well as with his own groups, MUSA and the Alchemy Trio.

6:00 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

7:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

sold out
8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

A limited number of tickets available at venue

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

available at door
8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

SITKOVETSKY TRIO



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season in Palo Alto

SITKOVETSKY TRIO



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Monday, February 16, 2015   7:30 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Monday, March 9, 2015   7:30 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Monday, April 13, 2015   7:30 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Monday, May 5, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Oshman Family JCC - Palo Alto

7:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

7:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

10:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

OLD & NEW 'NEW MUSIC'



OLD & NEW 'NEW MUSIC'
Saturday, March 14, 2015   6:00 PM
Mission Dolores Basilica - San Francisco

Sit back and transport yourself to Leningrad, 1937 - as Dmitry Shostakovich, premiered his 'new music' - Symphony #5 - to wide acclaim.  Alongside this classic -  enjoy TWO 2015 World Premieres by contemporary composers, Michael Kimbell & Stardust. 

Join Music Director Urs Leonhardt Steiner & the Golden Gate Symphony in their side-by-side tribute to OLD & NEW 'NEW MUSIC'!

5th Symphony - Dmitri Shostakovich, Composer, 1937
World Premiere - Barcarolle - Michael Kimbell, Composer, 2015
World Premiere - Metamorphosis - Stardust, Composer, 2015

The Golden Gate Symphony (previously the San Francisco Sinfonietta) celebrates 20 years of keeping classical music ACCESSIBLE & ADVENTUROUS in the San Francisco Bay Area.

6:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica San Francisco, CA

La Cleopatra

By Daniele da Castrovillari (1662)

A Modern World Premiere



Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Use promotional code Daniele at checkout and save 20% on all orchestra seats (regularly $96/85, now $76/68); valid until March 11th.

Ars Minerva is creating a Carnival Series and will bring every year Venice to San Francisco by reviving a forgotten Venetian Opera originally written for the Carnival.

Daniele da Castrovillari’s La Cleopatra – lost in the archives of Venice’s Biblioteca Marciana since its premiere in 1662 – bears the name of the femme fatale whose legend has been recounted by everyone from Plutarch to Burton and Taylor. But those who anticipate yet another version of that famed tragedy should brace themselves for a hefty dose of the unexpected. Castrovillari and his librettist Giacomo dall’Angelo conjure up a lively salmagundi of romance, jealousy, skullduggery, sensuality, comedy, political catastrophe and attempted murder, climaxing in a surprise ending that is entirely in the spirit of Carnevale. Ars Minerva’s ensemble of talented young baroque specialists will bring this unique discovery back to sonorous life this coming March.


Much has been said about Cleopatra and Marc Anthony and yet they are presenting another version of the story… Don’t miss it! Buy tickets to La Cleopatra, a Modern World Premiere!

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Garrick Ohlsson



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

2015 Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

2015 Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival



Saturday, March 14, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

For over three decades the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival has been delighting Bay Area audiences and has grown to become the leading showcase for talented vocal groups from the region. From vocal jazz to doo wop, gospel to pop and all styles in between, you will be amazed at the versatility of the human voice on display in this most exhilarating evening of vocal harmony singing. This event always sells out so get your tickets early!

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

La Cleopatra

By Daniele da Castrovillari (1662)

A Modern World Premiere



Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Use promotional code Daniele at checkout and save 20% on all orchestra seats (regularly $96/85, now $76/68); valid until March 11th.

Ars Minerva is creating a Carnival Series and will bring every year Venice to San Francisco by reviving a forgotten Venetian Opera originally written for the Carnival.

Daniele da Castrovillari’s La Cleopatra – lost in the archives of Venice’s Biblioteca Marciana since its premiere in 1662 – bears the name of the femme fatale whose legend has been recounted by everyone from Plutarch to Burton and Taylor. But those who anticipate yet another version of that famed tragedy should brace themselves for a hefty dose of the unexpected. Castrovillari and his librettist Giacomo dall’Angelo conjure up a lively salmagundi of romance, jealousy, skullduggery, sensuality, comedy, political catastrophe and attempted murder, climaxing in a surprise ending that is entirely in the spirit of Carnevale. Ars Minerva’s ensemble of talented young baroque specialists will bring this unique discovery back to sonorous life this coming March.


Much has been said about Cleopatra and Marc Anthony and yet they are presenting another version of the story… Don’t miss it! Buy tickets to La Cleopatra, a Modern World Premiere!

2:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

4:00 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Takacs Quartet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

7:30 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Charlie Albright, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

sold out
7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Three A
(presented by Music at Stanford)



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Friday, March 20, 2015   7:30 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon
[ Tickets available at (650) 725-2787 or by clicking here ]

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All Avedis performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

7:30 pm
Dinkelspiel Auditorium Stanford, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

sold out
5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

The 19th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Grand Slam Finals



Saturday, March 21, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Come celebrate the 19th Annual Grand Slam Finals of the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam! The annual slam (an Olympic-style poetry competition) features hundreds of young writers, emcees, and performers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and attracts almost 10,000 audience members during its month-long run.

7:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

8:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

A limited number of tickets available at venue

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

available at door
8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Leah Crocetto, soprano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Three B



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Friday, March 20, 2015   7:30 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon
[ Tickets available at (650) 725-2787 or by clicking here ]

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All Avedis performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

7:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Hye-Jin Kim & Joao Luiz



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel Workshop
Saturday, February 14, 2015   12:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Lobby - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Wake Up San Francisco

Spirituality and Music Come Together for One Extraordinary Day



Saturday, March 28, 2015  

Full Event Pass 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Evening Only Pass 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Alanis Morissette Conversation and Concert

The Nourse - San Francisco
Orchestra & Loge are Reserved Seating
Balcony is General Admission Seating

Visit www.wakeupevent.com for full schedule and further details.

Bringing together spiritual teachers, artists, scientists, and scholars, Wake Up San Francisco promises to be a day of reflection, new insight, and transformation.
 
Featuring:
Caroline Myss
Adyashanti
Alanis Morissette
Sally Kempton
Sera Beak
Roger Housden
Mario Martinez
Tara Sophia Mohr
Lee Holden
Tami Simon
And more!

10:00 am
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

PACIFICA QUARTET



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Four

See the excellent musicians of the San Francisco Symphony perform in small groups. Hear their individual sound and fine ensemble skills in a wide range of classic and unusual chamber works. Some of these musicians have been performing together for years, others are new friends, but the result is always very satisfying because they perform voluntarily for the love of chamber music.

November 2, 2014
Music for flute and cello; Dvorak Bass Quintet

December 14, 2014
Piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven; Brahms Violin Sonata

February 15, 2015
Music for Bass and Cello; Ewazen Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano; Bartok String Quartet

March 29, 2015
Beethoven Clarinet Trio; Chausson Piano Trio; Joachim Raff String Quartet

April 5, 2015
Taneyev Piano Quintet; Arensky String Quartet

June 7, 2015
Brindel String Quartet, Bach “Goldberg” Variations

$28 General Admission | $22 Students and Seniors | $11 Youth under 18

All shows start at 3pm

3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season in Palo Alto

PACIFICA QUARTET



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Monday, February 16, 2015   7:30 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Monday, March 9, 2015   7:30 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Monday, April 13, 2015   7:30 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Monday, May 5, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Oshman Family JCC - Palo Alto

7:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Elias Quartet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

National Youth Choral Festival



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Passion

Passion
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, April 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

This Spring, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Passion,” at Davies Symphony Hall on April 1 & 2, 2015 at 8PM. “Passion” is more than a concert; it’s a celebration of life. Sharing stories of passion as only amazing music can express them, the show crosses three different centuries, with three stunning premieres, capturing the passions that define us and bring us together. Featured are the world premiere of “My Friend, My Lover: Five Walt Whitman Songs,” from Whitman’s brilliant and subversive works of the 1800’s; the world premiere of “#twitterlieder: 15 Tweets in 3 Acts,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Charles Anthony Silvestri; and the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera “For A Look Or A Touch,” presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., with guest stars Morgan Smith and Kip Niven.

Elton: The Sing-Along
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

One of the most famous journeys began when Dorothy took off along that iconic Yellow Brick Road in search of home. Decades later, the fabulous Elton John revisited that journey and composed a song that became an instant sing-along hit! Our Season 37 ends with a journey through the greatest hits penned by Sir Elton John – from the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway. And best of all, YOU get to sing along on some of them! So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Your Song,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” and “Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road.”

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37 Bronze Package

Our BRONZE level package provides you with our best value! You wonít miss a moment onstage with your seats located in the side orchestra for each venue.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37 Gold Package

Our GOLD level package provides you with the best seats in each venue! Enjoy each of the concerts from your choice of seats in either the premier orchestra section or the loge.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Various Various

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37 Silver Package

Our SILVER level package provides you with choice seats in each venue reserved just for your enjoyment! Your seats will be located in the rear orchestra section of each venue.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Various Various

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Passion

Passion
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, April 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

This Spring, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Passion,” at Davies Symphony Hall on April 1 & 2, 2015 at 8PM. “Passion” is more than a concert; it’s a celebration of life. Sharing stories of passion as only amazing music can express them, the show crosses three different centuries, with three stunning premieres, capturing the passions that define us and bring us together. Featured are the world premiere of “My Friend, My Lover: Five Walt Whitman Songs,” from Whitman’s brilliant and subversive works of the 1800’s; the world premiere of “#twitterlieder: 15 Tweets in 3 Acts,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Charles Anthony Silvestri; and the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera “For A Look Or A Touch,” presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., with guest stars Morgan Smith and Kip Niven.

Elton: The Sing-Along
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

One of the most famous journeys began when Dorothy took off along that iconic Yellow Brick Road in search of home. Decades later, the fabulous Elton John revisited that journey and composed a song that became an instant sing-along hit! Our Season 37 ends with a journey through the greatest hits penned by Sir Elton John – from the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway. And best of all, YOU get to sing along on some of them! So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Your Song,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” and “Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road.”

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Slavoj Zizek



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Five

See the excellent musicians of the San Francisco Symphony perform in small groups. Hear their individual sound and fine ensemble skills in a wide range of classic and unusual chamber works. Some of these musicians have been performing together for years, others are new friends, but the result is always very satisfying because they perform voluntarily for the love of chamber music.

November 2, 2014
Music for flute and cello; Dvorak Bass Quintet

December 14, 2014
Piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven; Brahms Violin Sonata

February 15, 2015
Music for Bass and Cello; Ewazen Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano; Bartok String Quartet

March 29, 2015
Beethoven Clarinet Trio; Chausson Piano Trio; Joachim Raff String Quartet

April 5, 2015
Taneyev Piano Quintet; Arensky String Quartet

June 7, 2015
Brindel String Quartet, Bach “Goldberg” Variations

$28 General Admission | $22 Students and Seniors | $11 Youth under 18

All shows start at 3pm

3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Jon Ronson



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

7:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

7:30 pm
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium Petaluma, CA

Cypress String Quartet

16th Annual Call & Response



Friday, April 10, 2015   8:00 PM
7:15 PM Pre-concert talk with composer Philippe Hersant
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

In this season's "Night"-themed Call & Response program, the Cypress String Quartet explores how nocturnal inspirations can produce vastly different pieces of music.

The 16th Annual Call & Response concert - on April 10th, 2015 in San Francisco - features works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Béla Bartók, along with a newly commissioned work by French composer Philippe Hersant.

In Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2, we hear how one starry night can inspire a hymn-like movement full of rich harmonies. Bartok's String Quartet No.4 presents a more eerie soundscape. Who better to carry on this vein of inspiration than one of France's greatest living composers, Philippe Hersant?

Affected deeply by their personal backgrounds and relationships, and by events of the world in which they have lived, each composer's painting of the night grants us extraordinary insight into the hearts of humankind.

Program Details
(order subject to change)
Bartok String Quartet No.4
Beethoven String Quartet Op.59 No.2
Philippe Hersant String Quartet No.5 *World Premiere*

8:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Crosby and Nash

A Benefit for SEVA



Saturday, April 11, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Please join legendary artists Crosby - Nash and their band for an intimate evening at the beautiful Nourse Theatre in San Francisco. Joel Rafael will open the show and Wavy Gravy will be your host. All proceeds will benefit Seva Foundation.

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

ARTEMIS QUARTET



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season in Palo Alto

ARTEMIS QUARTET



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Monday, February 16, 2015   7:30 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Monday, March 9, 2015   7:30 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Monday, April 13, 2015   7:30 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Monday, May 5, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Oshman Family JCC - Palo Alto

7:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

7:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program A



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program B



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program B



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

Children's Crusade



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program C



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program C



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

3:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Special Events 2015

Barney Frank



Chuck Todd
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, March 3, 2015   7:30 PM

Barney Frank
In conversation
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM

David McCullough
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

4:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

4:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

Children's Crusade



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

4:00 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Dubravka Tomsic



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Sing for America

Benefit Concert



Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Franicsco

Singing in a chorus is an avocation enjoyed by 30 million adult Americans.  It is a major educational tool for children in mathematics, leadership, teamwork, compromise, articulation.  Funding for this art form, that brings so many Americans of differing ideologies together in a common cause, is not a priority for government.  Independent choruses, like the 150 in the Bay Area, are hard-pressed to finance their individual programs.

With Sing for America, we endeavor to provide the tools and means by which individual choristers and their fellow singers can raise some important dollars to support their chorus or another charity of their choice…with their voice.  We help them to help themselves.

 

7:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Candice Bergen



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lisa Bielawa & Friends



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

An Evening with Lila Downs

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Broadway @ The Nourse

Vanessa Williams
featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist/host

A Concert Series to Benefit San Francisco Aids Foundation, Project Open Hand & San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

VANESSA WILLIAMS
featuring Sirius XM Radio star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times just dubbed “The Mayor of Broadway,” this unique series arrives this winter at The Nourse Theater with two concert dates scheduled for Megan Hilty and Vanessa Williams.  What differentiates this concert series from any other perhaps, is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire.  Producer Mark Cortale and his creative partner Rudetsky have quickly made their Broadway @ series the single most sought-after ticket to see Broadway’s musical mega-stars in concert.  Since launching the series in 2011 at Provincetown’s Art House, its success has most recently led to runs in London, Sydney, Melbourne, New Orleans, Santa Monica, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, San Antonio, and now San Francisco.

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA
available soon
8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

Suitable for ages 11 and up. Featuring intense sounds and lighting, the show is not recommended for people with Autism.

The Paul Dresher Ensemble presents the World Premiere of MAX UNDERSTOOD. A New Musical by Nancy Carlin (Book and Lyrics) and Michael Rasbury (Music and Lyrics). Directed by David Schweizer

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

3:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Witness and Rebirth: An Armenian Journey

Centennial Com. of the Armenian Genocide


Sunday, April 26, 2015   5:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

April 2015 marks the 100th commemoration of one of the darkest chapters of the 20th century: the Armenian Genocide. The Fresno Philharmonic pays tribute to the resiliency of the Armenian people and their culture, featuring the world-premiere of Serouj Kradjian's Cantata for Living Martyrs. Based on poetic texts of eyewitness testimonies, this powerful work traces a nation’s vibrant life interrupted by immense cruelty, the aftermath of the tragedy, and the denial of the crime to this day. 

Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
Theodore Kuchar, conductor 

Catherine Manoukianviolin
Isabel Bayrakdarianmezzo-soprano
Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone 

Fresno Master Chorale
Fresno State Concert Choir
Anna Hamre, director 

Program (subject to change)
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Kradjian Cantata for Living Martyrs

5:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

David Brooks



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

sold out
7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015 Subscription 3: Celebrating Terry Riley

Subscribe and save 20%. Includes The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn, Kala Ramnath, and Thollem McDonas.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Various Various

Humanities West Meals

The Great War - Dinner Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marinesí Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Great War 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, May 01, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Great War 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, May 01, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Kala Ramnath

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

The Great War - Luncheon Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marinesí Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Thollem McDonas

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Four



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Friday, March 20, 2015   7:30 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon
[ Tickets available at (650) 725-2787 or by clicking here ]

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All Avedis performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season in Palo Alto

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Monday, February 16, 2015   7:30 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Monday, March 9, 2015   7:30 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Monday, April 13, 2015   7:30 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Monday, May 5, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Oshman Family JCC - Palo Alto

7:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Karl Ove Knausgaard



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

10:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Sondheim in Concert

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim



Saturday, May 9, 2015   2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim

Join us for a rousing celebration of one of Broadway's greatest composers, Stephen Sondheim. Over 40 local performers sing a superb selection of songs from Sondheim’s repertoire including Company, Into The Woods, Follies, Sunday In the Park With George, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Evening Primrose, West Side Story, Gypsy and more. Don't miss this evening filled with comedy, dance and beautiful music.

2:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Sondheim in Concert

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim



Saturday, May 9, 2015   2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim

Join us for a rousing celebration of one of Broadway's greatest composers, Stephen Sondheim. Over 40 local performers sing a superb selection of songs from Sondheim’s repertoire including Company, Into The Woods, Follies, Sunday In the Park With George, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Evening Primrose, West Side Story, Gypsy and more. Don't miss this evening filled with comedy, dance and beautiful music.

8:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Yuna

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Dave Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

11:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS



RENAUD CAPUCON, violin
and KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI, piano
Sunday, February 15, 2015   3:00 PM

CASALS QUARTET
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM

SITKOVETSKY TRIO
Sunday, March 8, 2015   3:00 PM

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin
and JOYCE YANG, piano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   3:00 PM

PACIFICA QUARTET
Sunday, March 29, 2015   3:00 PM

ARTEMIS QUARTET
Sunday, April 12, 2015   3:00 PM

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"
Sunday, April 19, 2015    3:00 PM

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015   3:00 PM

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Sunday, May 10, 2015   3:00 PM

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

3:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Stephen Hough



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Gary Snyder



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

In My Life

A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles

Saturday, May 16, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco

You already know and love the songs, but In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles gives you a chance to get a fresh perspective on the story of the band that made them. More than just a live musical tribute show, In My Life tells the Fab Four's tale through the eyes of their late manager, Brian Epstein, who acts as narrator to renowned tribute band Abbey Road's live performance of some 33 Beatles classics. From their groundbreaking appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show to their final rooftop performance at the Apple Corp. offices, and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper's and beyond, this exciting production gives new life to the story of rock's greatest band. 

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Farallon Quintet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

John Waters



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Open Rehearsal - Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

10:00 am
Kanbar Performing Arts Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Sally Mann



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

SFP Culture Card 2014-2015 Season

Exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music



San Francisco Performances brings you the SFP Culture Card, a program exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music. The SFP Culture Card makes it easy and inexpensive to enrich your life with the world's finest music and dance.

For only $25 you can attend 25 performances selected from our exciting 2014–2015 Season. This year’s offerings include performances by composer and pianist Philip Glass; choreographer Wendy Whelan; jazz pianist Vijay Iyer; and Saturday morning lecture/concerts on Mozart with our resident ensemble the Alexander String Quartet and music historian-in-residence Robert Greenberg, just to name a few.

See the list of available Culture Club performances at www.sfperformances.org/culturecard. You can attend any or all of the performances listed.

Collect your FREE ticket on the night of the performance by coming to the box office 1 hour before the performance starts. Present your SFP Culture Card with coordinating Student ID to claim your ticket. You must show your valid Student ID that you used to sign up for the card—no exceptions.

The Culture Card is good for one free ticket per performance. And now if you have friends or family who would like to attend with you, you may purchase one half-price ticket for them at the box office when you pick up your ticket.

All artists and programs are subject to change. The SFP Culture Card offer is subject to availability.

Questions? Contact education@sfperformances.org or call (415) 677-0331

7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

8:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 1



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts Theatre weekends and save 10%
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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 1



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Six

See the excellent musicians of the San Francisco Symphony perform in small groups. Hear their individual sound and fine ensemble skills in a wide range of classic and unusual chamber works. Some of these musicians have been performing together for years, others are new friends, but the result is always very satisfying because they perform voluntarily for the love of chamber music.

November 2, 2014
Music for flute and cello; Dvorak Bass Quintet

December 14, 2014
Piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven; Brahms Violin Sonata

February 15, 2015
Music for Bass and Cello; Ewazen Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano; Bartok String Quartet

March 29, 2015
Beethoven Clarinet Trio; Chausson Piano Trio; Joachim Raff String Quartet

April 5, 2015
Taneyev Piano Quintet; Arensky String Quartet

June 7, 2015
Brindel String Quartet, Bach “Goldberg” Variations

$28 General Admission | $22 Students and Seniors | $11 Youth under 18

All shows start at 3pm

3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 1



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

4:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Mission Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
St. Mark's Church Berkeley, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 2



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 2



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 2



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

4:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

5:00 pm
St. Francis Church Sacramento, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Special Events 2015

David McCullough



Chuck Todd
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, March 3, 2015   7:30 PM

Barney Frank
In conversation
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM

David McCullough
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
St. Stephen's Church Belvedere, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 4 - Festival Special Event



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

The Legend of Zelda

Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest

Saturday, August 29, 2015   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The triforce has been completed with the highly-anticipated, global concert tour of “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest.” The acclaimed concert will visit [Name of the Venue] on [Date of Concert] and will regale fans with a truly unique experience from one of the most beloved game franchises ever. Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from “A Link Between Worlds,” the most recently released The Legend of Zelda game. Never before performed scores accompanied by new gameplay imagery, will appear for the first time ever in “Master Quest,” though fans will still be treated to the show’s now-classic repertoire from seasons past.

Those new to Symphony of the Goddesses will also have the opportunity to experience the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphonic work from last season, which chronicles fanfavorite moments from the franchise's rich and storied history, carefully and expertly timed with a gorgeous, larger than life video presentation.

Journey back to the land of Hyrule with Master Quest, the next chapter in the acclaimed world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Master Quest is a never-before seen or heard multimedia concert experience that celebrates the beloved 28-year-old The Legend of Zelda franchise. It’s not to be missed!

To view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, tour updates and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, visit http://zelda-symphony.com.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Touching the Present Moment

Monastic Community of Thich Nhat Hanh



Saturday, October 10, 2015   3:30 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Join us for a talk entitled Touching the Present Moment led by the senior monastics of Thich Nhat Hanh’s community. The afternoon program includes a guided meditation, chanting, a teaching on mindfulness and questions and answers.

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3:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA
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