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City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

David Edelstein



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

Jeffrey Toobin



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

The Roman Republic - Dinner Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA
Online sale stopped on 10/16/2014 at 9:30:00 AM PST

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Fridays Only
Includes 3 Fridays



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Fridays and Saturdays
Includes all 3 Fridays & all 3 Saturdays



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Roman Republic



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

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

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Kazuhito Yamashita



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

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

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 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 The Roman Republic 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Roman Republic 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Saturdays Only
Includes all 3 Saturdays



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Roman Republic



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

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

Humanities West Meals

The Roman Republic - Luncheon Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA
Online sale stopped on 10/16/2014 at 9:30:00 AM PST

City Ballet School's Fall Classsic

Featuring Divertissement from Sleeping Beauty



Saturday, October 25, 2014   1:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Skyline College Theater - San Bruno

City Ballet School - San Francisco, home of Premier Vaganova Training, presents its annual Fall Classic. This year's show will feature divertissement from Sleeping Beauty. Presented at the beautiful Skyline Theater just five minutes from the southern border of San Francisco, this is a show not to be missed.

1:00 pm
Skyline College Theater San Bruno, CA

City Ballet School's Fall Classsic

Featuring Divertissement from Sleeping Beauty



Saturday, October 25, 2014   1:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Skyline College Theater - San Bruno

City Ballet School - San Francisco, home of Premier Vaganova Training, presents its annual Fall Classic. This year's show will feature divertissement from Sleeping Beauty. Presented at the beautiful Skyline Theater just five minutes from the southern border of San Francisco, this is a show not to be missed.

6:00 pm
Skyline College Theater San Bruno, CA

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu 2014

Ho'ike Nui O Na Lei Hulu



Nâ Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Hula Guyz
Saturday, October 18, 2014   2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Robert Cazimero, one of Hawai'i's most treasured entertainers, brings Na Kamalei O Lililehua to San Francisco to join forces with Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu. A rare hula show featuring the men of two groundbreaking halau.


Ho'ike Nui O Na Lei Hulu
Saturday, October 25, 2014   7:00 PM
Champagne Reception at 5:30 PM includes VIP seating

Sunday, October 26, 2014   12:00 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014   5:00 PM

Hundreds of dancers share the stage in Na Lei Hulu's grand, all-classes hula spectacular!

sold out
7:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Snap LIVE!

Breakthrough



Saturday, October 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

NPR's hit show Snap Judgment is back to electrify the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.  It's an ALL-NEW special performance created in association with the Bay Area Science Festival.  Led by Snap's Glynn Washington, the world's top storytellers are coming to rock the Snap stage with brand new stories on moments of discovery.
 
It's "Storytelling, with a beat...." LIVE! Come be part of an amazing performance filmed for Snap Judgment and recorded for broadcast on NPR.  The last show sold out, so get your tickets now.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu 2014

Ho'ike Nui O Na Lei Hulu



Nâ Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Hula Guyz
Saturday, October 18, 2014   2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Robert Cazimero, one of Hawai'i's most treasured entertainers, brings Na Kamalei O Lililehua to San Francisco to join forces with Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu. A rare hula show featuring the men of two groundbreaking halau.


Ho'ike Nui O Na Lei Hulu
Saturday, October 25, 2014   7:00 PM
Champagne Reception at 5:30 PM includes VIP seating

Sunday, October 26, 2014   12:00 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014   5:00 PM

Hundreds of dancers share the stage in Na Lei Hulu's grand, all-classes hula spectacular!

sold out
12:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu 2014

Ho'ike Nui O Na Lei Hulu



Nâ Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Hula Guyz
Saturday, October 18, 2014   2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Robert Cazimero, one of Hawai'i's most treasured entertainers, brings Na Kamalei O Lililehua to San Francisco to join forces with Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu. A rare hula show featuring the men of two groundbreaking halau.


Ho'ike Nui O Na Lei Hulu
Saturday, October 25, 2014   7:00 PM
Champagne Reception at 5:30 PM includes VIP seating

Sunday, October 26, 2014   12:00 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014   5:00 PM

Hundreds of dancers share the stage in Na Lei Hulu's grand, all-classes hula spectacular!

5:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Cultural Studies 2014

Jack Dorsey
Paul Goldberger

Jad Abumrad
Co-host creator Radiolab
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)
 
Cornel West
Friday, October 10, 2014   7:30 PM
 
"Anita: Speaking Truth to Power"
Documentary Screening and Discussion with Anita Hill
Hosted by Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Mark Bittman
In conversation with Jessica Battilana
Monday, October 20, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jack Dorsey
Paul Goldberger
In conversation with Steven Winn
Monday, October 27, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Alan Cumming
In conversation with Armistead Maupin
Monday, November 03, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jill Lepore
Thursday, November 13, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Anne Lamott
Jack Kornfield
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco
7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 Season

Hagen Quartet



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Symphony Parnassus

Mahler's Titan, Bruch's Concerto



Sunday, November 2, 2014   3:00PM
Nourse Theatre - San Francisco

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Kenneth Renshaw, violin

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Kenneth Renshaw, 19-year-old violinist from USA, is currently studying as a Sophomore with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He previously studied with Li Lin as a scholarship student of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and with Lynn Oakley. Kenneth was awarded scholarships to attend the Perlman Music Program’s summer sessions and winter residencies from 2009 to 2011, receiving private violin studies with Itzhak Perlman. He was selected to participate in the 2013 Kronberg Violin  master classes and at Music@Menlo International Chamber Music Institute.

3:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 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

City Arts & Lectures - Cultural Studies 2014

Alan Cumming

Jad Abumrad
Co-host creator Radiolab
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)
 
Cornel West
Friday, October 10, 2014   7:30 PM
 
"Anita: Speaking Truth to Power"
Documentary Screening and Discussion with Anita Hill
Hosted by Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Mark Bittman
In conversation with Jessica Battilana
Monday, October 20, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jack Dorsey
Paul Goldberger
In conversation with Steven Winn
Monday, October 27, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Alan Cumming
In conversation with Armistead Maupin
Monday, November 03, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jill Lepore
Thursday, November 13, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Anne Lamott
Jack Kornfield
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco
7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

Marilynne Robinson



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Batsheva



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 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

The Wisdom of Science and the Power of Words

Carl Zimmer in Conversation with Amy Standen



Tuesday, November 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life. He is a columnist for The New York Times and is an expert on topics ranging from biology and evolution to parasites and viruses. His award-winning blog, “The Loom,” is hosted by National Geographic where he has also published numerous popular articles including such topics as: “Bringing Back the Mammoth” which looks at the feasibility of using genetic research to restore extinct species or manage species under threat. He is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches writing about science and the environment, and he also lectures at some of the country’s leading universities, museums and science conferences. Zimmer is known for enthralling audiences with topics on the cutting edge of science as well as for how easily he talks about the history of the scientific revolution. He is the best selling author of twelve books on science including Soul Made Flesh, a history of neuroscience, which was named one of the top 100 books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, and dubbed a "tour-de-force" by The Sunday Telegraph. Zimmer is, in the words of The New York Times Book Review, “as fine a science essayist as we have.” He won the National Academies Communication Award and is a two-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award. He will be speaking about the power of words and the art of connecting people to science through evocative story telling and a commitment to scientific accuracy. Carl Zimmer has been chosen as the California Academy of Sciences’ 2014 Osher Fellow for his commitment to communicating science.

Carl Zimmer will be in conversation with Amy Standen from KQED Science, an award-winning multimedia science and environment series. Her work has been recognized by the National Association of Public Radio News Directors and Northern California's Society of Professional Journalists. Standen has been a producer on Pulse of the Planet, editor of Terrain Magazine, an editor at Salon and a roving reporter for KALW's Philosophy Talk.

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Batsheva



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel



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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 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.

11:00 am
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Batsheva



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Jazz 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.

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Dan Tepfer, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances 2014-2015

The Tour-Raichel Collective
Featuring Vieux Farka Tour, Idan Raichel, Souleymane Kane and Uri Kleinman



Mary Lambert
with Special Guest Young Summer

Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Andrea Gibson
In conversation with Ahmunet Jessica Jordon

Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:00 PM
San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Andrea Gibson
Friday, October 17, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Touré-Raichel Collective
Featuring Vieux Farka Touré, Idan Raichel, Souleymane Kane and Uri Kleinman
Saturday, November 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel



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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

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

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel



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

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

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

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

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

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

4:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Cultural Studies 2014

Jill Lepore

Jad Abumrad
Co-host creator Radiolab
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)
 
Cornel West
Friday, October 10, 2014   7:30 PM
 
"Anita: Speaking Truth to Power"
Documentary Screening and Discussion with Anita Hill
Hosted by Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Mark Bittman
In conversation with Jessica Battilana
Monday, October 20, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jack Dorsey
Paul Goldberger
In conversation with Steven Winn
Monday, October 27, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Alan Cumming
In conversation with Armistead Maupin
Monday, November 03, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jill Lepore
Thursday, November 13, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Anne Lamott
Jack Kornfield
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco
7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet



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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA
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16th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest 2-Day Combo

Includes a ticket to BOTH Program A AND Program B.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

16th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest

Program A



Friday, November 14, 2014   8:00 PM (Program A)

Saturday, November 15, 2014   8:00 PM (Program B)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   2:00 PM (Program A)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   7:00 PM (Program B)
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its "Sweet 16th" year by bringing a stunning line up of dance companies from all over the world to perform at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. 2 completely different programs will be performed; Program A and Program B. Each program will have masterful performances by multiple hip hop and hip hop fusion dance companies from all over the globe. This remarkable weekend is truly a convergence of artistic sophistication mixed with swag, style and flavor! You must be here to truly feel the energy vibrating through the Palace of Fine Arts. The SFIHHDF is the first festival of its kind to honor the artistry of hip hop dance styles in a non competitive setting.

PROGRAM A*
Loose Change (San Francisco)
Mix'd Ingrdnts (Oakland)
Academy Of Villains (Bay Area)
Zamounda Crew "Crazy Sexy Cool" (Paris, France)
Ritmos Family "Corpos Opacos" (Sao Paulo, Brazil )
The MuthaFunkers (San Francisco/Los Angeles)
LSF (San Francisco)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Aviary" (London)
Substance Over Hype (Los Angeles)
Bliss Dance Company (Vacaville)

PROGRAM B*
Funkanometry SF (San Francisco)
Mind Over Matter (San Francisco)
Zamounda Crew "Hot Couture" (Paris, France)
Embodiment Project (San Francisco)
Greathouse of Dance (Sacramento)
Ritmos Family "Fusion of Move" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Vice" (London)
GroovMechanex (Sn Francisco)
Boogie Frantic (Los Angeles)
Toogie Barcelo (Los Angeles)

*Program A and B are completely different
*Subject to Change

The SFIHHDF is an ALL AGES EVENT.

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Guitar Series
Includes 5 performances



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7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

Aziz Ansari



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

16th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest

Program B



Friday, November 14, 2014   8:00 PM (Program A)

Saturday, November 15, 2014   8:00 PM (Program B)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   2:00 PM (Program A)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   7:00 PM (Program B)
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its "Sweet 16th" year by bringing a stunning line up of dance companies from all over the world to perform at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. 2 completely different programs will be performed; Program A and Program B. Each program will have masterful performances by multiple hip hop and hip hop fusion dance companies from all over the globe. This remarkable weekend is truly a convergence of artistic sophistication mixed with swag, style and flavor! You must be here to truly feel the energy vibrating through the Palace of Fine Arts. The SFIHHDF is the first festival of its kind to honor the artistry of hip hop dance styles in a non competitive setting.

PROGRAM A*
Loose Change (San Francisco)
Mix'd Ingrdnts (Oakland)
Academy Of Villains (Bay Area)
Zamounda Crew "Crazy Sexy Cool" (Paris, France)
Ritmos Family "Corpos Opacos" (Sao Paulo, Brazil )
The MuthaFunkers (San Francisco/Los Angeles)
LSF (San Francisco)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Aviary" (London)
Substance Over Hype (Los Angeles)
Bliss Dance Company (Vacaville)

PROGRAM B*
Funkanometry SF (San Francisco)
Mind Over Matter (San Francisco)
Zamounda Crew "Hot Couture" (Paris, France)
Embodiment Project (San Francisco)
Greathouse of Dance (Sacramento)
Ritmos Family "Fusion of Move" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Vice" (London)
GroovMechanex (Sn Francisco)
Boogie Frantic (Los Angeles)
Toogie Barcelo (Los Angeles)

*Program A and B are completely different
*Subject to Change

The SFIHHDF is an ALL AGES EVENT.

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

San Francisco Choral Society performs Works by Vaughan Williams & Garrop

Dona Nobis Pacem/Creation of the World



Saturday, November 15, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014   4:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church - San Franicsco

Our November concerts pair a well-loved Ralph Vaughan Williams cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem, with Part I of Creation of the World, a brand new oratorio commissioned from noted contemporary composer Stacy Garrop.

The passion in the 1936 Vaughan Williams piece is fueled by the composer’s fears of yet another impending war. He integrates Walt Whitman’s poetry, 19th-century antiwar oratory and Bible verses into the text of a powerful plea for righteousness and peace.

Garrop, a Bay Area native, has won wide praise for her work to date, and the new oratorio, co-commissioned by SF Choral and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, is her most ambitious, largest-scale work to date. She describes the work “as a celebration of the planet, the rise of humanity and the search for a perfect balance between the earth and mankind.” The piece is scored for adult and children’s choruses, a string orchestra, piano, percussionists and soloists.

You can read more about Garrop and the project here, and on the composer’s own blog.

8:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

16th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest

Program A



Friday, November 14, 2014   8:00 PM (Program A)

Saturday, November 15, 2014   8:00 PM (Program B)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   2:00 PM (Program A)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   7:00 PM (Program B)
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its "Sweet 16th" year by bringing a stunning line up of dance companies from all over the world to perform at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. 2 completely different programs will be performed; Program A and Program B. Each program will have masterful performances by multiple hip hop and hip hop fusion dance companies from all over the globe. This remarkable weekend is truly a convergence of artistic sophistication mixed with swag, style and flavor! You must be here to truly feel the energy vibrating through the Palace of Fine Arts. The SFIHHDF is the first festival of its kind to honor the artistry of hip hop dance styles in a non competitive setting.

PROGRAM A*
Loose Change (San Francisco)
Mix'd Ingrdnts (Oakland)
Academy Of Villains (Bay Area)
Zamounda Crew "Crazy Sexy Cool" (Paris, France)
Ritmos Family "Corpos Opacos" (Sao Paulo, Brazil )
The MuthaFunkers (San Francisco/Los Angeles)
LSF (San Francisco)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Aviary" (London)
Substance Over Hype (Los Angeles)
Bliss Dance Company (Vacaville)

PROGRAM B*
Funkanometry SF (San Francisco)
Mind Over Matter (San Francisco)
Zamounda Crew "Hot Couture" (Paris, France)
Embodiment Project (San Francisco)
Greathouse of Dance (Sacramento)
Ritmos Family "Fusion of Move" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Vice" (London)
GroovMechanex (Sn Francisco)
Boogie Frantic (Los Angeles)
Toogie Barcelo (Los Angeles)

*Program A and B are completely different
*Subject to Change

The SFIHHDF is an ALL AGES EVENT.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Choral Society performs Works by Vaughan Williams & Garrop

Dona Nobis Pacem/Creation of the World



Saturday, November 15, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014   4:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church - San Franicsco

Our November concerts pair a well-loved Ralph Vaughan Williams cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem, with Part I of Creation of the World, a brand new oratorio commissioned from noted contemporary composer Stacy Garrop.

The passion in the 1936 Vaughan Williams piece is fueled by the composer’s fears of yet another impending war. He integrates Walt Whitman’s poetry, 19th-century antiwar oratory and Bible verses into the text of a powerful plea for righteousness and peace.

Garrop, a Bay Area native, has won wide praise for her work to date, and the new oratorio, co-commissioned by SF Choral and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, is her most ambitious, largest-scale work to date. She describes the work “as a celebration of the planet, the rise of humanity and the search for a perfect balance between the earth and mankind.” The piece is scored for adult and children’s choruses, a string orchestra, piano, percussionists and soloists.

You can read more about Garrop and the project here, and on the composer’s own blog.

4:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

16th Annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest

Program B



Friday, November 14, 2014   8:00 PM (Program A)

Saturday, November 15, 2014   8:00 PM (Program B)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   2:00 PM (Program A)
Sunday, November 16, 2014   7:00 PM (Program B)
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its "Sweet 16th" year by bringing a stunning line up of dance companies from all over the world to perform at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. 2 completely different programs will be performed; Program A and Program B. Each program will have masterful performances by multiple hip hop and hip hop fusion dance companies from all over the globe. This remarkable weekend is truly a convergence of artistic sophistication mixed with swag, style and flavor! You must be here to truly feel the energy vibrating through the Palace of Fine Arts. The SFIHHDF is the first festival of its kind to honor the artistry of hip hop dance styles in a non competitive setting.

PROGRAM A*
Loose Change (San Francisco)
Mix'd Ingrdnts (Oakland)
Academy Of Villains (Bay Area)
Zamounda Crew "Crazy Sexy Cool" (Paris, France)
Ritmos Family "Corpos Opacos" (Sao Paulo, Brazil )
The MuthaFunkers (San Francisco/Los Angeles)
LSF (San Francisco)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Aviary" (London)
Substance Over Hype (Los Angeles)
Bliss Dance Company (Vacaville)

PROGRAM B*
Funkanometry SF (San Francisco)
Mind Over Matter (San Francisco)
Zamounda Crew "Hot Couture" (Paris, France)
Embodiment Project (San Francisco)
Greathouse of Dance (Sacramento)
Ritmos Family "Fusion of Move" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
BirdGang Dance Co. "Vice" (London)
GroovMechanex (Sn Francisco)
Boogie Frantic (Los Angeles)
Toogie Barcelo (Los Angeles)

*Program A and B are completely different
*Subject to Change

The SFIHHDF is an ALL AGES EVENT.

7:00 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

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

City Arts & Lectures - Cultural Studies 2014

Anne Lamott
Jack Kornfield

Jad Abumrad
Co-host creator Radiolab
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)
 
Cornel West
Friday, October 10, 2014   7:30 PM
 
"Anita: Speaking Truth to Power"
Documentary Screening and Discussion with Anita Hill
Hosted by Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Mark Bittman
In conversation with Jessica Battilana
Monday, October 20, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jack Dorsey
Paul Goldberger
In conversation with Steven Winn
Monday, October 27, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Alan Cumming
In conversation with Armistead Maupin
Monday, November 03, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Jill Lepore
Thursday, November 13, 2014   7:30 PM
 
Anne Lamott
Jack Kornfield
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco
7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Yuja Wang



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures Special Events 2014

Frances McDormand
Film clips and conversation with Dave Eggers



Tuesday, December 2, 2014   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Acclaimed actress Frances McDormand has appeared in numerous films including Burn After Reading, Mississippi Burning, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Man Who Wasn't There.  While her Oscar-winning performance as a tenacious Minnesota police officer in the Coen brothers' film Fargo brought her widespread fame, her supporting roles and her uncompromising approach to acting had already earned her the respect of audiences and directors.  Throughout her career, McDormand has continued to work both on and off-Broadway, in plays like The Country Girl, Far Away, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Good People, for which she received a Tony award. Most recently, she produced and starred in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge.

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas



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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

Preview Performance



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

The MeshugaNutcracker!

Preview Performance



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas



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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

Preview Performance



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas



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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Sierra Boggess



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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

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
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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   7:30 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

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Garrick Ohlsson Series
Includes 2 performances



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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Garrick Ohlsson



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas



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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

Northern Lights



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
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

A Brass and Organ Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

7:30 pm
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Dancers, Prancers & Vixens



Dancers, Prancers & Vixens
Friday, December 12, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

FESTIVE: Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

Our holiday celebration is always a festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! This season’s concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. There will be appearances by Santa, his elves and reindeer, a 1980s nativity scene, and an ugly sweater parade thrown in just for fun!

Well-Strung (Nourse Theater), Lisa Vroman, Donna Sachet and others (Castro Theatre)

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

In Spring, our fancy turns to love – a glorious celebration of music, life and each other from the romantic to comedic, and sublime to ridiculous. We feature the world premiere of “TwitterLieder,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Anthony Silvestri. In collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., we also present the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera For A Look Or A Touch. Heggie’s extraordinary work has moved audiences from Seattle to Berlin with its timeless and true love story that began during the darkest days of the Holocaust. This gripping musical experience will give every listener a new lease on love.

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

Hello, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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
Cathedral of Christ the Light Oakland, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

Sing You a Merry Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

11:00 am
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

City Ballet School - San Francisco

The Nutcracker



Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco

Come and watch these beautifully trained Russian Vaganova dancers as City Ballet School - San Francisco “The home of Premier Vaganova Training” presents a holiday classic, The Nutcracker. A show both affordable and suitable for the entire family.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Dancers, Prancers & Vixens



Dancers, Prancers & Vixens
Friday, December 12, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

FESTIVE: Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

Our holiday celebration is always a festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! This season’s concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. There will be appearances by Santa, his elves and reindeer, a 1980s nativity scene, and an ugly sweater parade thrown in just for fun!

Well-Strung (Nourse Theater), Lisa Vroman, Donna Sachet and others (Castro Theatre)

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

In Spring, our fancy turns to love – a glorious celebration of music, life and each other from the romantic to comedic, and sublime to ridiculous. We feature the world premiere of “TwitterLieder,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Anthony Silvestri. In collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., we also present the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera For A Look Or A Touch. Heggie’s extraordinary work has moved audiences from Seattle to Berlin with its timeless and true love story that began during the darkest days of the Holocaust. This gripping musical experience will give every listener a new lease on love.

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

Hello, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

2:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

A Cathedral Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

3:00 pm
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

City Ballet School - San Francisco

The Nutcracker



Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco

Come and watch these beautifully trained Russian Vaganova dancers as City Ballet School - San Francisco “The home of Premier Vaganova Training” presents a holiday classic, The Nutcracker. A show both affordable and suitable for the entire family.

7:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Dancers, Prancers & Vixens



Dancers, Prancers & Vixens
Friday, December 12, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

FESTIVE: Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

Our holiday celebration is always a festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! This season’s concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. There will be appearances by Santa, his elves and reindeer, a 1980s nativity scene, and an ugly sweater parade thrown in just for fun!

Well-Strung (Nourse Theater), Lisa Vroman, Donna Sachet and others (Castro Theatre)

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

In Spring, our fancy turns to love – a glorious celebration of music, life and each other from the romantic to comedic, and sublime to ridiculous. We feature the world premiere of “TwitterLieder,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Anthony Silvestri. In collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., we also present the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera For A Look Or A Touch. Heggie’s extraordinary work has moved audiences from Seattle to Berlin with its timeless and true love story that began during the darkest days of the Holocaust. This gripping musical experience will give every listener a new lease on love.

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

Hello, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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. Ignatius Church San Francisco, CA

The Kinsey Sicks

"Oy Vey in a Manger"



Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Castro Theatre - San Francisco

"The hottest ticket in town ... taking the cabaret world by storm ... voices sweet as birdsong."
~ New York Times

"Inventive...riotiously funny...sublime."
~ Variety

"One of the more uniquely original (and thoroughly fun and entertaining) acts we have encountered in years... rich four-part harmony... hilarious... this is one act that should not be missed, either in person or on CD."
~ Billboard Magazine

“If you haven’t made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it’s high time you did.”
 ~ Washington Post

For over 20 years The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues, and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine. Their phenomenal performance record includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Las Vegas, two feature films, eight albums, and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. The Kinsey Sicks' award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire, and over-the-top drag have earned them a diverse and devoted following.

In "Oy Vey in a Manger", we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger - yes, that manger - before it's foreclosed upon. Crises arise, secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and mayhem ensues - all in glorious four-part harmony.

"Oy Vey" boasts The Kinsey Sicks' reinterpretations of holiday classics, such as "God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians," "Satan Baby", and "I'm Dreaming of a Betty White Christmas", plus hilarious Jewish satiric fare, including "Don't Be Happy, Worry", the Chanukah spa classic "I Had a Little Facial" and, of course, the requisite Yiddish production number, "Papirossen."

The Kinsey Sicks promise you that you will not be disappointed. You’ll be appalled, but not disappointed.

Please note that VIP seating at The Castro Theater includes exclusive Kinsey Sicks schwag!

8:00 pm
The Castro 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

City Ballet School - San Francisco

The Nutcracker



Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco

Come and watch these beautifully trained Russian Vaganova dancers as City Ballet School - San Francisco “The home of Premier Vaganova Training” presents a holiday classic, The Nutcracker. A show both affordable and suitable for the entire family.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker!



Thursday, December 4, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, December 5, 2014   7:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   2:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, December 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014   7:30 PM

Friday, December 12, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!

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

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

A Cathedral Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

3:00 pm
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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.

6:00 pm
St. Vincent Church Petaluma, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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.

8:30 pm
St. Vincent Church Petaluma, CA

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

A Cathedral Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

7:30 pm
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Open Rehearsal - Holiday Favorites



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

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Sacramento, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Holiday Favorites with the San Francisco Girls Chorus



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 Subscriptions

BERKELEY- 3 CONCERT SERIES



Subscribe today to get the best seats at the best price for our 2014-2015 Season! You can choose to subscribe online to just three concerts, mix and match concert venues in different regions by calling City Box Office 415-392-4400.

Berkeley, Thursdays, 8:00 PM
First Congregational Church
December 18, March 5, and May 28

Palo Alto, Fridays, 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
December 19, March 6, and May 29

San Francisco, Saturdays, 8:00 PM
*SF Conservatory of Music or **Nourse Auditorium
December 20**, March 7**, and May 30*

San Rafael, Sundays, 5:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
December 21, March 8, and May 31

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015 Subscriptions

PENINSULA - 3 CONCERT SERIES



Subscribe today to get the best seats at the best price for our 2014-2015 Season! You can choose to subscribe online to just three concerts, mix and match concert venues in different regions by calling City Box Office 415-392-4400.

Berkeley, Thursdays, 8:00 PM
First Congregational Church
December 18, March 5, and May 28

Palo Alto, Fridays, 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
December 19, March 6, and May 29

San Francisco, Saturdays, 8:00 PM
*SF Conservatory of Music or **Nourse Auditorium
December 20**, March 7**, and May 30*

San Rafael, Sundays, 5:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
December 21, March 8, and May 31

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

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Holiday Favorites with the San Francisco Girls Chorus



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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

Sing You a Merry Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

11:00 am
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

A Cathedral Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

3:00 pm
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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.

6:00 pm
Mission Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Holiday Favorites with the San Francisco Girls Chorus



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
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015 Subscriptions

SAN FRANCISCO - 3 CONCERT SERIES



Subscribe today to get the best seats at the best price for our 2014-2015 Season! You can choose to subscribe online to just three concerts, mix and match concert venues in different regions by calling City Box Office 415-392-4400.

Berkeley, Thursdays, 8:00 PM
First Congregational Church
December 18, March 5, and May 28

Palo Alto, Fridays, 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
December 19, March 6, and May 29

San Francisco, Saturdays, 8:00 PM
*SF Conservatory of Music or **Nourse Auditorium
December 20**, March 7**, and May 30*

San Rafael, Sundays, 5:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
December 21, March 8, and May 31

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

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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.

8:30 pm
Mission Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA

Christmas at Grace Cathedral

A Cathedral Christmas



A Brass and Organ Christmas
A Holiday Classic
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Experience the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians in Grace Cathedral’s unparalleled acoustics. The Bay Brass join organist Jonathan Dimmock in a festive program of Christmas classics. A musical highlight of the year!

Sing You a Merry Christmas
A Sing Along for Children and Families
Saturday, December 13, 2014   11:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   11:00 AM

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Songs include Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This program is particularly well-suited to those under age 8!

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys in concert
Saturday, December 13, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014   3:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:00 PM

Grace Cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, accompanied by orchestra and the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, present a musical retelling of the Christmas story. Traditional carols and favorite holiday masterpieces represent Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and Magi. Highlights will include And the Glory of the Lord, from Handel’s Messiah; Leo Sowerby’s Love Came Down at Christmas; and Giovanni Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. The program will also feature several beloved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, former director of music at King’s College Cambridge, in celebration of his 95th birthday.

3:00 pm
Grace Cathedral San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015 Subscriptions

SAN RAFAEL - 3 CONCERT SERIES



Subscribe today to get the best seats at the best price for our 2014-2015 Season! You can choose to subscribe online to just three concerts, mix and match concert venues in different regions by calling City Box Office 415-392-4400.

Berkeley, Thursdays, 8:00 PM
First Congregational Church
December 18, March 5, and May 28

Palo Alto, Fridays, 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
December 19, March 6, and May 29

San Francisco, Saturdays, 8:00 PM
*SF Conservatory of Music or **Nourse Auditorium
December 20**, March 7**, and May 30*

San Rafael, Sundays, 5:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
December 21, March 8, and May 31

5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Holiday Favorites with the San Francisco Girls Chorus



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

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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. Ignatius Church San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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.

6:00 pm
Carmel Mission Carmel, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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 12–23, 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.

8:30 pm
Carmel Mission Carmel, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Home for the Holidays



Dancers, Prancers & Vixens
Friday, December 12, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

FESTIVE: Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

Our holiday celebration is always a festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! This season’s concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. There will be appearances by Santa, his elves and reindeer, a 1980s nativity scene, and an ugly sweater parade thrown in just for fun!

Well-Strung (Nourse Theater), Lisa Vroman, Donna Sachet and others (Castro Theatre)

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

In Spring, our fancy turns to love – a glorious celebration of music, life and each other from the romantic to comedic, and sublime to ridiculous. We feature the world premiere of “TwitterLieder,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Anthony Silvestri. In collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., we also present the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera For A Look Or A Touch. Heggie’s extraordinary work has moved audiences from Seattle to Berlin with its timeless and true love story that began during the darkest days of the Holocaust. This gripping musical experience will give every listener a new lease on love.

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

Hello, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

5:00 pm
The Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Home for the Holidays



Dancers, Prancers & Vixens
Friday, December 12, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

FESTIVE: Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

Our holiday celebration is always a festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! This season’s concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. There will be appearances by Santa, his elves and reindeer, a 1980s nativity scene, and an ugly sweater parade thrown in just for fun!

Well-Strung (Nourse Theater), Lisa Vroman, Donna Sachet and others (Castro Theatre)

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

In Spring, our fancy turns to love – a glorious celebration of music, life and each other from the romantic to comedic, and sublime to ridiculous. We feature the world premiere of “TwitterLieder,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Anthony Silvestri. In collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., we also present the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera For A Look Or A Touch. Heggie’s extraordinary work has moved audiences from Seattle to Berlin with its timeless and true love story that began during the darkest days of the Holocaust. This gripping musical experience will give every listener a new lease on love.

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

Hello, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

7:00 pm
The Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Home for the Holidays



Dancers, Prancers & Vixens
Friday, December 12, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

FESTIVE: Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

Our holiday celebration is always a festive, heart-warming and simply not-to-be-missed extravaganza! This season’s concerts feature traditional favorites along with new works including a stunning world premiere by Ola Gjeilo, one of America’s most prominent contemporary composers. There will be appearances by Santa, his elves and reindeer, a 1980s nativity scene, and an ugly sweater parade thrown in just for fun!

Well-Strung (Nourse Theater), Lisa Vroman, Donna Sachet and others (Castro Theatre)

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

In Spring, our fancy turns to love – a glorious celebration of music, life and each other from the romantic to comedic, and sublime to ridiculous. We feature the world premiere of “TwitterLieder,” by composer James Eakin and librettist Anthony Silvestri. In collaboration with the San Francisco Opera and A.C.T., we also present the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s amazing choral opera For A Look Or A Touch. Heggie’s extraordinary work has moved audiences from Seattle to Berlin with its timeless and true love story that began during the darkest days of the Holocaust. This gripping musical experience will give every listener a new lease on love.

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

Hello, Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

9:00 pm
The Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA

Straight No Chaser

Live in Concert



Sunday, December 28, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon - with a massive fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous national TV appearances, and proven success with two holiday releases, 2008’s HOLIDAY SPIRITS and 2009’s CHRISTMAS CHEERS as well as WITH A TWIST, released this spring. In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and vocal pro-tooling, Straight No Chaser is the real deal - the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00p PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00p PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00p PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

A Prairie Home Companion

A live broadcast with Garrison Keillor



Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:45 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion revitalized radio in 1974 with the intimate and eclectic public radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. The weekly broadcasts showcase Keillor’s gift as a writer, storyteller, producer, and performer, and are listened to by over four million Americans. With rich and meandering reports of the life and times of the fictitious Midwestern town, Lake Wobegon, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Keillor’s signature monologue. The program is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East.

2:45 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00p PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00p PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Marcus Roberts, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broadway Song & Dance

Broadway Song & Dance



Saturday, January 17, 2015   8:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Over 35 local performers salute Broadway's best song and dance numbers. This high energy musical revue combines a super selection of Broadway classics with songs from today's hottest shows. Don't miss this evening filled with comedy, dance and beautiful music.

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

Miranda July



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Virtuosi 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:
 
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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.

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7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

10:00 am
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 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.

2:00 pm
Various Venues , CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert One



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA
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Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music 3 Concert Series

Create your own 3 concert series.
2:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

4:00 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Cavatina Duo



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Stacey Kent: Favorites



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 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
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

sold out
7:30 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

7:30 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

10:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Uri Caine, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

4:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Arts Benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships

Daniel Handler



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In conversation with Dave Eggers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Roz Chast
Thursday, October 9, 2014   7:30 PM

Lena Dunham
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:30 PM

David Edelstein
In conversation with Steven Winn
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   7:30 PM

Jeffrey Toobin
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, October 23, 2014   7:30 PM

Marilynne Robinson
In conversation with Isabel Duffy
Tuesday, November 4, 2014   7:30 PM

Aziz Ansari
In conversation with Paul Lancour
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

State of San Francisco
Co-presented with San Francisco Chronicle
Kim-Mai Cutler, Chinaka Hodge, Gary Kamiya, David Talbot
Moderated by John Diaz
Monday, December 15, 2014   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Miranda July
In conversation with Adam Savage
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Daniel Handler
In conversation with Michael Chabon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Tommy Emmanual CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Tommy Emmanual CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alisa Weilerstein, cello



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Andras Schiff



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Andras Schiff Series
Includes 2 performances



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2:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

International Guitar Night



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Brava Theater Center San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Two



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Andras Schiff



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Maria Valdes, soprano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

Charlemagne - Dinner Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Regimental Room, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Charlemagne



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Charlemagne 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Charlemagne 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Charlemagne



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

Charlemagne - Luncheon Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances 2014-2015

Buika



Mary Lambert
with Special Guest Young Summer

Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Andrea Gibson
In conversation with Ahmunet Jessica Jordon

Thursday, October 16, 2014   7:00 PM
San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Andrea Gibson
Friday, October 17, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Touré-Raichel Collective
Featuring Vieux Farka Touré, Idan Raichel, Souleymane Kane and Uri Kleinman
Saturday, November 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 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

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Philip Glass: The Etudes



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Open Rehearsal - Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

10:00 am
Kanbar Performing Arts Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

10:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Garrick Ohlsson



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

4:00 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Takacs Quartet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s newly discovered Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”) combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rouding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Jodeph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender humn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

7:30 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 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

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

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

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   7:30 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

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Three



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Leah Crocetto, soprano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Hye-Jin Kim & Joao Luiz



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Wake Up San Francisco

One Day of Extraordinary Transformation



Saturday, March 28, 2015   10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Visit www.wakeupevent.com for full schedule and further details.

How can we stay sane, resourceful, and connected to the limitless depths of our being right in the midst of our busy lives? Is such a thing possible? Is spiritual awakening reserved for people who travel to retreats and monasteries, or is it possible that we can touch spiritual awakening and the depths of the human heart right in the midst of the chaos of our lives? Wake Up San Francisco is a one-day event on Saturday, March 28th that immerses participants in the awakening of the human heart. Bringing together spiritual teachers, poets, musicians, yogis, psychological researchers, healers, and lovers of life, Wake Up San Francisco promises to be a day of reflection, new insight, and transformation.

You are warmly invited to join pioneering spiritual teacher Adyashanti and music sensation Alanis Morissette for a one-of-a-kind dialogue about waking up in the midst of everyday life. The author of books including Emptiness Dancing and Falling into Grace, Adyashanti is one of today's most sought-after teachers, especially when it comes to his rare public appearances. Alanis is most recognized for her album Jagged Little Pill (which still ranks as the number one top-selling debut album for a female artist). The dialogue will be hosted by Sounds True founder, Tami Simon, and will be followed by an intimate concert with Alanis Morissette.

In addition to Adyashanti and Alanis Morissette, presenters at Wake Up San Francisco include:
• Caroline Myss, New York Times bestselling author and leading voice in the field of energy medicine
• Mario Martinez, clinical neuropsychologist lecturing worldwide on how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity
• Sally Kempton, author of Awakening Shakti and Meditation for the Love of It, on the transformative power of kundalini
• Roger Housden, author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, on beauty as a portal to awakening
• Sera Beak, Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions and author of Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story

When we touch a limitless sense of being—vast, open, undivided—and do so in an embodied way, we paradoxically become more uniquely ourselves, more empowered, and on fire to bring forward our unique gifts. We wake up to our courage, to our authenticity, and to contributing to the well-being of others in fresh and meaningful ways. We welcome you to join us at Wake Up San Francisco!

Note: We will break for lunch from 12:00–1:30 pm and for dinner from 5:30–7:30 pm. Please make plans for meals in the area on your own.

Early Bird Pricing! SAVE $50 by purchasing before December 15th!

10:00 am
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Elias Quartet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

National Youth Choral Festival



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–23, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

7:30 pm
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium Petaluma, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Be