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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

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
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

available at door
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

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

Simply Good News

A Conversation with N.T. Wright



Saturday, May 30, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Gospel means good news. But what makes this message good? How can the Bible, filled with seemingly contradicting stories be good news? Does it even apply to life today?

On Saturday, May 30, noted Biblical Scholar, N.T. Wright will be speaking about his new book Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and what makes it Good. In public conversation with Dr. Scot Sherman, Professor Wright will offer a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the “good news” really is, and how it applies to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.

N. T. Wright is professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at University of St. Andrews Scotland and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. He has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford universities, and has served as a Bishop in the Church of England. He is the author of over sixty books, including the newly released Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God (Fortress Press, 2013) and The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential (HarperOne, 2013).

Scot Sherman is the executive director of Newbigin House of Studies, a center for leadership development and graduate theological education in San Francisco.

7:00 pm
The Nourse 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

KQED's Check Please, Bay Area!

10th Anniversary Taste & Sip



Tuesday, June 2, 2015   6:30 PM
SF Design Center - 101 Henry Adams St

Check Please! Bay Area is celebrating 10 years of visiting, eating, drinking and talking about eateries. Join us Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30pm for our 10th Anniversary Check, Please! Bay Area “Taste & Sip” celebration at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. Sample mouthwatering gourmet foods from more than 40 of our featured restaurants and sip great tasting wines. Host Leslie Sbrocco will be there, the production team and lots of the guests from the series so that you can hear firsthand what it’s like to be on the show.

All tastes and sips included in the $80 per person or $70 for KQED member ticket price. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets at CityBoxOffice.com or (415) 392-4400.

You’ll meet the owners and chefs from: Bacon Bacon, Basque Cultural Center, Butterfly Restaurant, Capo's, chiaroscuro, Chop Bar, Copita Tequileria y Comida, Davey Jones Deli: Inside the New Bait Shop, Della Santina's Trattoria, DOSA, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, El Huarache Loco, El Metate Restaurant, encuentro, farmerbrown, Gamine, Hana Japanese Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, La Costanera Restaurant, La Mediterranee Berkeley - San Francisco, La Ciccia, L'Ardoise Bistro, Le Charm Bistro, Lers Ros, Los Moles, M.Y. China, Mama's on Washington Square, Marnee Thai Restaurant, Old Port Lobster Shack, Old Skool Café, Oliveto Restaurant and Café, Paradiso, Paulie's Pickling, Pear Street Bistro, Pican, Poesia, Poggio Trattoria, Sapore Italiano Ristorante, Smoke Berkeley, The Fly Trap, Viognier Restaurant, Trattoria la Siciliana and Zatar Restaurant and Catering.

Sample wines from: Cairdean Vineyards, Giesen Wines, Iron Horse Vineyards, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, McEvoy Ranch, New Zealand Winegrowers, Robert Oatley, The Hess Collection Winery and Wagner Family of Wine.

Special thanks to our 10th Anniversary Check, Please! Bay Area funders: Subaru, Integrated Resources Group, European Sleep Works, Oakland International Airport, Orion and CARS.

6:30 pm
San Francisco Design Center Galleria 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

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

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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards 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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

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

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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

4:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

B9: Love Toward Countless Millions Swelling...



Sunday, June 7, 2015   6:00 PM
Mission Dolores Basilica (16th Street @ Dolores) - San Francisco

Join conductor Urs Leonhardt Steiner and the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for an evening of two of Beethoven's finest compositions - the Ninth Symphony & the Violin Concerto in D Major.  The concert features 5 fantastic soloists - and chorus members coming together from all over the Bay Area to sing Beethoven's famous "Ode to Joy" message:  Love toward countless millions swelling, wafts one kiss to all the world.

9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer, 1824
 
Soloists:
Soprano:  Madison Smith
Alto:  Alexis Murphy-Egri
Tenor:  William Wiggins
Bass: Christopher Filipowicz
 
Choruses:
Golden Gate Symphony Chorus
Rong Rong Singers
 
Violin Concerto in D Major - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer, 1806
Violin Soloist:  Jaymes Kirksey

Urs Leonhardt Steiner, Music Director

6:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica 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

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

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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards 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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards 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

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

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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards 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

Star Dance Studio

To The Rescue!



Friday, June 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015   7:00 PM
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center

It’s bound to be a fun evening bringing story and comic book characters to life.

It’s Good against Evil. WOW! POW!

Colorful and exciting costumes. All kinds of dancing! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Salsa – all like we’ve never done before. Villains are out to stop our show, but don’t you worry. Superheroes, Star friends and (you) our supportive audience aren’t going to let that happen. Watch us dance, To The Rescue!

7:00 pm
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center San Francisco, CA

Trainwreck Comedy Tour

Amy Schumer & Friends



Friday, June 19, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

All proceeds will benefit various nonprofits and charities across the United States and Canada that have been brought together by CrowdRise, the largest and fastest-growing online platform for charitable fundraising. 

826 National and 826 Valencia
http://826national.org/
http://www.826valencia.org/

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

Star Dance Studio

To The Rescue!



Friday, June 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015   7:00 PM
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center

It’s bound to be a fun evening bringing story and comic book characters to life.

It’s Good against Evil. WOW! POW!

Colorful and exciting costumes. All kinds of dancing! Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Salsa – all like we’ve never done before. Villains are out to stop our show, but don’t you worry. Superheroes, Star friends and (you) our supportive audience aren’t going to let that happen. Watch us dance, To The Rescue!

7:00 pm
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic 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

Miss & Mr. Safe Latino 2015

Talento | Bienestar | Comunidad



Thursday, June 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Produced by Instituto Familiar de la Raza for 24 years, Miss & Mr. Safe Latino is the longest-standing LGBT Latino HIV/AIDS awareness and talent competition in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This event was born out of the need to confront the HIV epidemic and stigma in the Chicano/Latino community. Today, Ms. & Mr. Safe Latino is a celebration of the Latino LGBT community, promotes LGBT health and equality, and enhances community resilience as we continue to fight the pervasive stigma of HIV, homophobia and transphobia.

Miss & Mr. Safe Latino fuses creative talent with health awareness messages. All contestants receive training around LGBT health issues. Winners are chosen based on their performance and their responses to a health-related question. The audience receives valuable information and an exciting evening of entertainment. And the crowned winners get to represent the S.F. Latino LGBT community for a year.

Applications to participate in the event are being accepted!! For more information contact organizers at 415-240-4104.

Presented by Instituto Familiar de la Raza’s Si A La Vida program.

 

Producido por Instituto Familiar de la Raza por 24 años, Ms & Mr Safe Latino es el evento más antiguo de concientización del VIH/SIDA y competencia de talento de la comunidad Latina LGBT en el Área de la Bahía de San Francisco.

Este evento nació de la necesidad de enfrentar la epidemia del VIH y el estigma en la comunidad Chicana/Latina. Hoy en día, Ms & Mr Safe Latino es una celebración de la comunidad LGBT Latina, promueve la salud y la igualdad LGBT, y fortalece la comunidad, ya que seguimos combatiendo el estigma relacionado con el VIH, la homofobia y la transfobia.

Ms & Mr Safe Latino fusiona el talento creativo con mensajes de la salud. Todos los participantes reciben capacitación en temas de salud LGBT. Los ganadores son elegidos en base a su talento y sus respuestas a una pregunta relacionada con la salud. El público recibe valiosa información y una emocionante noche de entretenimiento. Y los ganadores tienen el honor de representar a la comunidad latina LGBT de San Francisco durante un año.

Safe latino Actualmente estamos aceptando solicitudes para participar en el evento!! Para mas información comuníquense con nosotros al 415-240-4104.

Presentado por el programa Si a la Vida de Instituto Familiar de la Raza.

7:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Orquesta Victoria

A 12-piece tango orchestra direct from Buenos Aires

Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
30-minute pre concert talk begins at 7:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Villa Crespo Productions, in collaboration with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Presents…

Orquesta Victoria: A 12-piece tango orchestra direct from Buenos Aires!

West Coast Premiere! New CD Release!

The Marines Memorial show is part of a one-week San Francisco Bay Area tour.

Orquesta Victoria is a 12-piece tango ensemble from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that has performed throughout South America as well as in Germany, Austria, and Russia. The orchestra’s rich sound couples technical precision with passion and romance, encompassing influences from classical music and jazz. The group has several Jewish members including the orchestra’s leader, Ezequiel (Cheche) Ordoñez*. Featuring Alexey Musatov, Maritza Pachecho Blanco, Florencia Prieto, and Juan Villegas on violin, Andres Hojman on viola, Agustín Scheinkerman on cello, Alejandro Drago, main arranger and pianist, Pablo Pesci on clarón, Hugo Satorre and Ezequiel Ordoñez on bandoneón, Hernán Cuadrado on double bass, and Noelia Moncada on vocals.

The group released their first CD Orquesta Victoria in 2011, their second one En Vivo en Café Vanilo in 2013, and has just completed a new CD, La Media Cuadra Inmortal**, comprised entirely of tangos by San Francisco composer and lyricist Débora Simcovich, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires. Please join us for the world premiere of La Media Cuadra Inmortal and enjoy the first chance to hear these new works, plus beloved tango classics, superbly arranged by Orquesta Victoria, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of famed, larger-than-life, tango composer and singer, Carlos Gardel.

During a portion of the concert, world renowned tango dancers, Christy Coté & Chelsea Eng (co-founders of Bay Area-based all-female tango company, Tango Con*Fusion) & Count Glover (MonTango Orchestra), and Berkeley-based Nicholas Tapia & Stephanie Berg (2014 USA Tango Champions) will dance some tangos.

*Ezequiel (Cheche) Ordoñez is the grandson of renowned chess Grand Master, Miguel Najdorf, who in the 1930's fled Europe to Argentina, escaping the Nazis, and made Buenos Aires his home for the rest of his life.

**La Media Cuadra Inmortal ("The Immortal Half Block") refers to the houses on a half block of Aráoz Street in one of Buenos Aires’ most traditional Jewish neighborhoods, Villa Crespo" — like New York’s Lower East Side  — a half block that magically, as if in a time warp, has not changed since the 1950's.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk Jewish Life and Tango in Argentina with Anita Epelbaum Weinstein: Sociologist specializing in the Argentine Jewish community; Argentine Jewish Federation (AMIA)

Jewish immigrants from all over the world began arriving in Argentina in the early 1800's. Along with other immigrant groups, they made numerous contributions to Argentine society including theater, the recording and film industries, and various music genres, distinctively tango music, which greatly benefited from the work of Jewish tango composers, lyricists, musicians, and singers. The history of the Argentine Jewish community and its relationship to Argentine society over the decades as well as its legacy and contribution (which are still enriched by Argentine Jews today) will be discussed in a pre-concert talk by sociologist Anita Epelbaum Weinstein, a Hebrew University graduate and current Argentine Jewish Federation (AMIA) leader.

8:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Elton: The Sing-Along



Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The Nourse - San Francisco

Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus! We wrap up our 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, we've got it covered... with your help belting some of Sir Elton's most iconic melodies! And don't worry - there will also be breathtaking moments featuring that glorious sound for which SFGMC is famous. So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”... and MANY MORE!!!

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 Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Elton: The Sing-Along



Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The Nourse - San Francisco

Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus! We wrap up our 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, we've got it covered... with your help belting some of Sir Elton's most iconic melodies! And don't worry - there will also be breathtaking moments featuring that glorious sound for which SFGMC is famous. So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”... and MANY MORE!!!

3:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, 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, Guinea, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 6, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era 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), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Zulu and Xhosa Traditional), 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 (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 1:15 pm)
Saturday, June 13, 2015   8:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 7:15 pm)
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM (special lobby performance by Academy of Danse Libre at 3:15 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 (Ragtime Era Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Guinean, Liberian, and Senegalese 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 Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Awards to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

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

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Elton: The Sing-Along



Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The Nourse - San Francisco

Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus! We wrap up our 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, we've got it covered... with your help belting some of Sir Elton's most iconic melodies! And don't worry - there will also be breathtaking moments featuring that glorious sound for which SFGMC is famous. So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”... and MANY MORE!!!

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

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

Benise

Strings of Passion


Saturday, September 26, 2015   8:00 PM

Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Benise ‘s Emmy Award winning show returns with a new world music and dance spectacular - "Strings of Passion"

Benise's "Strings of Passion" showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles and combines them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance. Benise’s love of both Spanish Guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems. Benise armed with his Spanish Guitar and international Dance Troupe takes us on musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz, Tango, and more!

Fiery Spanish Guitar and Dance!

available soon
8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA
Tickets go on sale on 06/08/2015 at 9:30 am PST

Tango Lovers in San Francisco

Awarded as "The Best Show of the Year" by Latin ACE

Saturday, October 3, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2015   6:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco    

Awarded with the LATIN ACE 2015 as the BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR, TANGO LOVERS COMPANY arrives to San Francisco with the show that is revolutionizing all stages.

Tango Lovers show transports the audience across the history of tango through its different styles. Tango Lovers achieves harmony between tango salon and tango show and proposes a different perspective of tango showing its evolution over time. Its dynamism gets the audience travel through different stories making them feel identified by at least one of them. Tango Lovers Show consists of two parts. The first part is inspired by the Golden Age of tango having the Tango culture essence as central axis, mixing wardrobe, dance and songs to bring the audience between years 40 and 50 to make them taste the rhythm of the city of Buenos Aires. The second part shows a different and modern view inspired in the vortex of big cities and the relationships among people while displaying avant-garde aesthetics in a setting filled with art, skills and sensuality of the dancers, musicians and singer.

Tango has never been so provocative…dare to discover the magic of Tango Lovers.

8:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Tango Lovers in San Francisco

Awarded as "The Best Show of the Year" by Latin ACE

Saturday, October 3, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2015   6:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco    

Awarded with the LATIN ACE 2015 as the BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR, TANGO LOVERS COMPANY arrives to San Francisco with the show that is revolutionizing all stages.

Tango Lovers show transports the audience across the history of tango through its different styles. Tango Lovers achieves harmony between tango salon and tango show and proposes a different perspective of tango showing its evolution over time. Its dynamism gets the audience travel through different stories making them feel identified by at least one of them. Tango Lovers Show consists of two parts. The first part is inspired by the Golden Age of tango having the Tango culture essence as central axis, mixing wardrobe, dance and songs to bring the audience between years 40 and 50 to make them taste the rhythm of the city of Buenos Aires. The second part shows a different and modern view inspired in the vortex of big cities and the relationships among people while displaying avant-garde aesthetics in a setting filled with art, skills and sensuality of the dancers, musicians and singer.

Tango has never been so provocative…dare to discover the magic of Tango Lovers.

6:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Piano Series
Includes 5 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:00 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Dance Series
Includes 3 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Kazuhito Yamashita



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

2:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA
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Various Various
2:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Various Various

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Kazuhito Yamashita 2 Concert Bundle

Purchase tickets to both Kazuhito Yamashita concerts on Saturday, October 10, 2015 and save $15.
2:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
St. Mark's Lutheran Church 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.

www.tnhtour.org

3:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Kazuhito Yamashita



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

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

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Chamber Series
Includes 4 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Anonymous 4: Farewell Concerts
Includes 2 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:00 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Nino de Pura



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Dinner with Humanities West



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Dawn of the Italian Renaissance (1275-1400)



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

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

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Fridays Only
Includes 3 Fridays



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm This is a Package. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Fridays and Saturdays
Includes all 3 Fridays & all 3 Saturdays



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm This is a Package. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Balcony Flex Series

Create your own 3 event series.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Dawn of the Italian Renaissance (1275-1400)



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Saturdays Only
Includes all 3 Saturdays



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am This is a Package. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friends Luncheon



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Bridge to Beethoven: A Journey in Four Nights
Inlcudes 4 performances



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Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Vituosi Series
Inlcudes 3 performances



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PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

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Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

D'Addario Performance Series



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

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

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Guitar Series
Includes 5 performances
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

Lamplighters Music Theater

50th Annual Champagne Gala & Auction

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Silent Auction at 3:00 PM, Performance at 4:00 PM
Herbst Theeatre - San Francisco
available soon
4:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA
Tickets go on sale on 06/01/2015 at 9:30 am PST

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Saturday Mornings in Berkeley
Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

Includes 4 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

10:00 am
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Young Masters Series
Includes 3 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Biasini International Guitar Competition Festival Pass

Purchase tickets to all 4 Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival performances and save $20.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Emanuele Buono



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Family Series
Includes 4 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

2:00 pm
Various Venues , CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Jurors Concert



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Competition Finals



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

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

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Saturday Mornings in San Francisco
Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

Includes 4 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Denis Matsuev, piano recital

Works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Stravinsky



Sunday, January, 24, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Hailed "as the successor to Russian keyboard lions like Evgeny Kissin, Arcadi Volodos, and... Vladimir Horowitz" (The New York Times), Denis Matsuev has been establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Ever since his triumphant victory at the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has been winning acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his combination of stunning virtuosity and clear artistic identity. The dynamic pianist returns to San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre for a recital of works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Stravinsky.

Tchaikovsky, Seasons
Schumann, Kreisleriana
Stravinsky, Petrouchka

Program is subject to change.

7:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Jazz Series
Inlcudes 3 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

7:30 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Leo Kottke



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Shakespeare & Cervantes
Dinner with Humanities West



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Shakespeare & Cervantes



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

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

Humanities West Shakespeare & Cervantes 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Shakespeare & Cervantes 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Shakespeare & Cervantes



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Shakespeare & Cervantes
Friends Luncheon



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Saturday Mornings in San Francisco
Roger Woodward, piano with Robert Greenberg

Includes 2 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

10:00 am
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2015-2016 Subscription Packages

Vocal Series
Inlcudes 4 performances



Subscribe to San Francisco Performances and you’ll enjoy the greatest flexibility, the most convenience and the best value when you subscribe to any of our packages. Not sure about your future plans? Our ticket exchange service - free of fees for subscribers - takes the risk out of ordering in advance. Whether you purchase a fixed package series (such as Dance or Piano) or a Make-Your-Own Series of any 6 performances, you’ll enjoy ALL of these benefits:
 
PRIORITY SEATING: When you subscribe before single tickets go on sale, you’ll be seated in advance of the general public—assuring you of the best available locations.

SAVINGS: You save up to 13% off single ticket prices when you purchase any fixed series. You save 10% per ticket on Make-Your-Own subscriptions.

TICKET EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES FREE OF FEES: As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another event with no fee, up to one day prior to the original concert (48 hours prior for weekend performances). That’s a savings of $10 per exchange!
 
FREE BONUS PERFORMANCES: As a subscriber, you will receive invitations to two annual events: our special Gift Concert (our gift to you for being a supporter) and the Naumburg Competition Winner Concert. These events are not to be missed—in past years, these bonus events have featured extraordinary artists at the dawn of their professional careers, including pianists Lang Lang and Steven Osborne, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and the Eroica Trio. Details will be available later in the season.

DISCOUNTS ON SINGLE TICKETS ALL SEASON LONG: When you order tickets through our exclusive subscriber services line (415-677-0325), you'll receive a 10% discount on single tickets you buy throughout the season.

FREE EMAIL REMINDER SERVICE: We’ll remind you of your performance dates by email a few days prior to each event (email registration required).

FREE NEWSLETTER: Our newsletter, Quarternotes, is rich with behind-the-scenes articles, provocative insights into upcoming events, breaking news and more.

FREE TICKET INSURANCE: If you should ever misplace your tickets, we will re-print duplicates for you at no additional charge and hold them at the Box Office.

7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Yamandu Costa



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2015-2016 Dynamite Guitars Season

Amadeus Guitar Duo



The Biasini International Guitar Competition comes to San Francisco! Our 35th season brings 23 superlative performers from 12 different countries. Be sure to join us!

Kazuhito Yamashita
Saturday, October 10, 2015   2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Niño de Pura
“Homenaje a Paco De Lucia”
Thursday, October 22, 2015   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco *

D'Addario Performance Series
Sunday, November 8, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Duo Melis
Friday, November 13, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Alvaro Pierri
Friday, December 4, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco **

Biasini International Guitar Competition & Festival
Opening Concert - Thursday, January 14, 2016   8:00 PM
Emanuele Buono - Friday, January 15, 2016   8:00 PM
Jurors Concert - Saturday, January 16, 2016   8:00 PM
Competition Finals - Sunday, January 17, 2016   2:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Dynamite Guitars 1st Edition
Martin Taylor, Badi Assad, Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo
Saturday, February 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco

Leo Kottke
Thursday, February 18, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Manuel Barrueco
Sunday, March 13, 2016    7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Sunday, April 3, 2016   7:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco **

Sergio and Odair Assad with Clarice Assad
Saturday, April 9, 2016   7:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco **

Yamandu Costa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016   7:30 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco

Amadeus Guitar Duo
Saturday, April 23, 2016   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

* In association with the Flamenco Society of San Jose
** In association with San Francisco Performances (Call (415) 242-4500 or from the 650 area code (650) 726-1203 for ticket information.)

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

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend
Dinner with Humanities West



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

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

Humanities West The Celts: History, Culture, Legend 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Celts: History, Culture, Legend 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

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10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend
Friends Luncheon



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA
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