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CIIS Public Programs & Performances 2013-2014

Tinariwen



Karsh Kale
Friday, April 11, 2014   8:00 PM

Fatoumata Diawara
Friday, April 18, 2014   8:00 PM

Tinariwen
Saturday, April 19, 2014   8:00 PM

Ustad Shujaat Khan & Special Guests
Friday, May 2, 2014   8:00 PM

Angelique Kidjo
Saturday, June 21, 2014   8:00 PM

available at door
8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Hyphen Magazine

8th Annual Community Fundraiser: Mr. Hyphen 2014



Saturday, April 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Ready to check out the hottest fundraiser of the year? Hyphen Magazine has got you covered. The 8th Annual Mr. Hyphen Community Fundraiser will be on April 19. 

This is a competition like no other - our finalists will represent leaders and advocates within the Asian American community, competing in talent, fashion, and Q&A rounds. With the help of our sponsors, Facebook and Asian Art Museum, the one crowned Mr. Hyphen 2014 will win a $2,000 cash prize benefiting the nonprofit of his choice, with a $1,000 prize going to the fan favorite. This year’s judge panel will feature Phil Yu of the blog Angry Asian Man and Miss Gapa 2013 Khmera Rouge, among others.

Host: Kristina Wong | Performers: 2014 Grammy Award Winner Hollis and Kollaboration SF 2011 winner ANAK

Gold Crown Sponsors: Facebook and Asian Art Museum

Bronze Crown Sponsor: SF Federal Credit Union

Additionally, we are running a raffle for a number of fabulous prizes! Our grand prize is a bike generously donated by PUBLIC Bikes. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/mrhyphen

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA
Online sale stopped on 4/19/2014 at 7:00:00 PM PST

Avedis 2014 Chamber Music Series

Concert Four

Sunday, January 19, 2014   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2014   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014   2:00 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2014   2:00 PM
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

As in the days of Bach and Vivaldi when musicians gathered in intimate surroundings for the joy of music making, the Avedis Chamber Music Series brings together internationally acclaimed performers for a season of masterworks, perennial audience favorites and unusual gems at the Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

Entry to the museum's permanent collection is included with your concert tickets. So come early, see the collection and consider having lunch at the museum cafe before the concert.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2013-2014 Season

Concert Five

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

October 27, 2013
Fantasy Duo by Fred Bretschger, Music by Arensky, Beethoven

December 8, 2013
Music for Guitar and Strings by Paganini, Kernis, Boccherini

February 2, 2014
String Quartets by Brindel and Mendelssohn, Stookey Piano Trio

February 23, 2014
Schubert Violin Sonata, Kodaly Duo, Schumann String Quartet

April 20, 2014
String Quartets by Bax and Prokofiev, Schumann Piano Trio

June 8, 2014
Music for Piano and Strings by Schumann, Beethoven, and Turina

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

All shows start at 3pm
3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

City Arts & Lectures presents On Art & Politics 2014

John Hodgman
Adam Savage

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET
*Unless noted

Thursday, February 13, 2014
BJ NOVAK
In conversation

Thursday, February 20, 2014
KELLY CORRIGAN
ANNA QUINDLEN
In conversation

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
ALAIN DE BOTTON
ADAM GOPNIK

Friday, March 7, 2014
DARLENE LOVE
In conversation + concert
Hosted by Steven Winn

Thursday, April 10, 2014
TONY KUSHNER
In conversation with Steven Winn

Thursday, April 17, 2014
DANI SHAPIRO
AYELET WALDMAN
In conversation with Michael Krasny

Monday, April 21, 2014
JOHN HODGMAN
ADAM SAVAGE
A RE-MATCH

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
OLYMPIA SNOW
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

SPECIAL EVENT:
(Not part of Series Ticket)

Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:45PM*
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
Live broadcast with Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
JAMES CARVILLE
MARY MATALIN
In conversation

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2014

Extreme Weather & The Science of Superstorms
Heidi Cullen

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Neurobiology of Mind & Behavior
Antonio Damasio
In conversation with Amy Standen

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A Long Bright Future: The Science of Longevity
Laura Carstensen
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Pandemic! A Plan for the Planet
Nathan Wolfe
In conversation with Shannon Bennett

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Extracting DNA: The Power to Restore Life
Beth Shapiro
In conversation with Michael Krasny

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Extreme Weather & The Science of Superstorms
Heidi Cullen
In conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Neuroscience of Music & Creativity
Indre Viskontas
In conversation with Kelly McGonigal

Monday, June 9, 2014
Science & Scripture: Inside the Vatican Observatory
Father George Coyne, SJ
In conversation with Ryan Wyatt

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2013-2014 Season

Adam Shulman Trio

Xuefei Yang, guitar
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7:30pm

András Schiff, piano
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7pm

Juilliard String Quartet
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7pm

Katona Twins, guitar
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30pm

Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2pm & Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30pm

Pacifica Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30pm

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano with Jake Heggie, piano - Family Matinee
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 2pm

Vijay Iyer, piano
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30pm

Jan Lisiecki, piano
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 7, 10am

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 14, 10am
Saturday, December 21, 10am
Saturday, January 11, 10am

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2pm - Family Matinee
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2pm

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano with by Pei-Yao Wang, piano
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 25, 10am

Heidi Melton, soprano with John Parr, piano
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2pm

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:30pm

Aszure Barton & Artists
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Chris Thile, mandolin
Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11am - Family Matinee

Alina Ibragimova, violin with Cédric Tiberghien, piano
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Christian Zacharias, piano
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 7pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, February 22, 10am

Lise de la Salle, piano
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Quatuor Ebène
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30pm

Kronos Quartet - Family Matinee
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11am

Fred Hersch, piano
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 7pm

Stephen Petronio Company
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm

David Russell, guitar
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Christopher Maltman, baritone with Joseph Middleton, piano
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, March 22, 10am

David Requiro, cello with Solon Gordon, piano
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2pm

Pavel Haas Quartet
Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:30pm

Luca Pisaroni, baritone with Wolfram Rieger, piano
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, April 5, 10am

Brad Mehldau Trio
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30pm

Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7pm

Stefan Jackiw, violin with Anna Polonsky, piano
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2pm

Anthony Marwood, violin with Martin Fröst, clarinet and Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30pm

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2013-2014 Season

Baghdad in Its Golden Age (762-1300) COMBO Ticket - Includes BOTH Friday AND Saturday

Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco

Verdi's Masterwork: Opera and the Birth of Modern Italy
November 1 and 2, 2013 (200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth)

In the early 19th century, Italy was essentially a "geographical expression," a patchwork of principalities spread across islands and peninsulas, dominated by foreign powers. By century’s end it had united as the independent Kingdom of Italy, its people citizens of a modern nation with an emerging common culture and language. The great Giuseppe Verdi became the leading artist of this resurgent movement, the "Risorgimento." In his operatic masterworks he brought to the stage the values and issues of the reunification, giving vivid creative expression to the ideals of his time. His stirring and melodious music provided a common bond for peoples divided by political boundaries, customs, and dialects. Verdi’s life—his humble beginnings, his professional triumphs and family tragedies, his moral integrity, his patriotic yearnings—symbolized an emerging nation’s vital spirit. Verdi’s life and art were transformed by the Risorgimento and in turn helped to transform it. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Opera, Consul General of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Leonardo da Vinci Society.

Constantinople and the Byzantine Millennium (330-1453)
February 28 and March 1, 2014

The fall of the Roman Empire is often seen as a major dividing line in European history, but its offshoot, the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, lived on from 330 to 1453, providing continuity as a fascinating cultural and political power. In fact, the Byzantines thought of themselves as Romans, while imposing a predominantly Greek culture and Eastern Orthodox religion over their multiethnic territories, dominating the eastern Mediterranean, Southern Italy, the Balkans, and North Africa. The Byzantine Empire bridged east and west, ancient and modern, until overwhelmed by the rising power of the Ottoman Turks. Presented in collaboration with the Consul General of Greece in San Francisco.

Baghdad in Its Golden Age (762-1300)
April 25 and 26, 2014

From its founding in 762 as The City of Peace, Baghdad thrived as the political, cultural, religious, and commercial center of the Muslim empire. Abbasid caliphs ruled over diverse populations of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and polytheists, whose ethnic identities ranged from Arab to Persian and Turkish to Berber—all of whom contributed to the brilliance of the greatest city of its time in the Middle East, if not the world. At its House of Wisdom, scholars from across the empire translated into Arabic, synthesized and advanced the fragmented literary and scientific knowledge of ancient Greece, Persia, and India. Chinese paper technology enabled Baghdad bookstores to sell thousands of books a day. Without this chapter in history, the inheritance of antiquity would likely have followed tortured paths to the present. Baghdad’s intellectual and cultural influence was extraordinary in its time, and its legacy—and mythologizing—in the west and east continues to this day.

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

Humanities West 2013-2014 Season

Baghdad in Its Golden Age (762-1300)

Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco

Verdi's Masterwork: Opera and the Birth of Modern Italy
November 1 and 2, 2013 (200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth)

In the early 19th century, Italy was essentially a "geographical expression," a patchwork of principalities spread across islands and peninsulas, dominated by foreign powers. By century’s end it had united as the independent Kingdom of Italy, its people citizens of a modern nation with an emerging common culture and language. The great Giuseppe Verdi became the leading artist of this resurgent movement, the "Risorgimento." In his operatic masterworks he brought to the stage the values and issues of the reunification, giving vivid creative expression to the ideals of his time. His stirring and melodious music provided a common bond for peoples divided by political boundaries, customs, and dialects. Verdi’s life—his humble beginnings, his professional triumphs and family tragedies, his moral integrity, his patriotic yearnings—symbolized an emerging nation’s vital spirit. Verdi’s life and art were transformed by the Risorgimento and in turn helped to transform it. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Opera, Consul General of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Leonardo da Vinci Society.

Constantinople and the Byzantine Millennium (330-1453)
February 28 and March 1, 2014

The fall of the Roman Empire is often seen as a major dividing line in European history, but its offshoot, the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, lived on from 330 to 1453, providing continuity as a fascinating cultural and political power. In fact, the Byzantines thought of themselves as Romans, while imposing a predominantly Greek culture and Eastern Orthodox religion over their multiethnic territories, dominating the eastern Mediterranean, Southern Italy, the Balkans, and North Africa. The Byzantine Empire bridged east and west, ancient and modern, until overwhelmed by the rising power of the Ottoman Turks. Presented in collaboration with the Consul General of Greece in San Francisco.

Baghdad in Its Golden Age (762-1300)
April 25 and 26, 2014

From its founding in 762 as The City of Peace, Baghdad thrived as the political, cultural, religious, and commercial center of the Muslim empire. Abbasid caliphs ruled over diverse populations of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and polytheists, whose ethnic identities ranged from Arab to Persian and Turkish to Berber—all of whom contributed to the brilliance of the greatest city of its time in the Middle East, if not the world. At its House of Wisdom, scholars from across the empire translated into Arabic, synthesized and advanced the fragmented literary and scientific knowledge of ancient Greece, Persia, and India. Chinese paper technology enabled Baghdad bookstores to sell thousands of books a day. Without this chapter in history, the inheritance of antiquity would likely have followed tortured paths to the present. Baghdad’s intellectual and cultural influence was extraordinary in its time, and its legacy—and mythologizing—in the west and east continues to this day.

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

Santa Rosa Junior College 2013-2014
Chamber Concert Series

Fresh Insight Afiara String Quartet

 
Distinctive & Memorable
Gramercy Trio
Friday, October 11, 2013   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium,
SRJC Petaluma Campus

Pure Delight
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Friday, November 22, 2013   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium,
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

Intellect & Passion
Szymanowski Quartet
Friday, January 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium,
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

Hear The Sound
Gwendolyn Mok
Sunday, February 16, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium,
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

Dramatic Voices, Charming Soubrettes
San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellows
Sunday, March 9, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium,
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

Fresh Insight
Afiara String Quartet
Friday, April 25, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium,
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus

7:30 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, 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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2013-2014 Season

Baghdad in Its Golden Age (762-1300)

Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco

Verdi's Masterwork: Opera and the Birth of Modern Italy
November 1 and 2, 2013 (200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth)

In the early 19th century, Italy was essentially a "geographical expression," a patchwork of principalities spread across islands and peninsulas, dominated by foreign powers. By century’s end it had united as the independent Kingdom of Italy, its people citizens of a modern nation with an emerging common culture and language. The great Giuseppe Verdi became the leading artist of this resurgent movement, the "Risorgimento." In his operatic masterworks he brought to the stage the values and issues of the reunification, giving vivid creative expression to the ideals of his time. His stirring and melodious music provided a common bond for peoples divided by political boundaries, customs, and dialects. Verdi’s life—his humble beginnings, his professional triumphs and family tragedies, his moral integrity, his patriotic yearnings—symbolized an emerging nation’s vital spirit. Verdi’s life and art were transformed by the Risorgimento and in turn helped to transform it. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Opera, Consul General of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Leonardo da Vinci Society.

Constantinople and the Byzantine Millennium (330-1453)
February 28 and March 1, 2014

The fall of the Roman Empire is often seen as a major dividing line in European history, but its offshoot, the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire, lived on from 330 to 1453, providing continuity as a fascinating cultural and political power. In fact, the Byzantines thought of themselves as Romans, while imposing a predominantly Greek culture and Eastern Orthodox religion over their multiethnic territories, dominating the eastern Mediterranean, Southern Italy, the Balkans, and North Africa. The Byzantine Empire bridged east and west, ancient and modern, until overwhelmed by the rising power of the Ottoman Turks. Presented in collaboration with the Consul General of Greece in San Francisco.

Baghdad in Its Golden Age (762-1300)
April 25 and 26, 2014

From its founding in 762 as The City of Peace, Baghdad thrived as the political, cultural, religious, and commercial center of the Muslim empire. Abbasid caliphs ruled over diverse populations of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and polytheists, whose ethnic identities ranged from Arab to Persian and Turkish to Berber—all of whom contributed to the brilliance of the greatest city of its time in the Middle East, if not the world. At its House of Wisdom, scholars from across the empire translated into Arabic, synthesized and advanced the fragmented literary and scientific knowledge of ancient Greece, Persia, and India. Chinese paper technology enabled Baghdad bookstores to sell thousands of books a day. Without this chapter in history, the inheritance of antiquity would likely have followed tortured paths to the present. Baghdad’s intellectual and cultural influence was extraordinary in its time, and its legacy—and mythologizing—in the west and east continues to this day.

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

Chamber Music San Francisco 2014 Season

Olga Kern



Eroica Trio
Sunday, February 09, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Escher Quartet
Saturday, February 22, 2014   8:00 PM
 
James Ehnes
Saturday, March 08, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Dmitri Alexeev
Saturday, March 22, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Vogler Quartet
Sunday, April 06, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Khatia Buniatishvili
Saturday, April 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
 
Olga Kern
Saturday, April 26, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Brandenburg Concertos
Sunday, May 11, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Zivian-Tomkins Duo
Sunday, May 25, 2014   3:00 PM

Marine's Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret's 10th Anniversary Season

Bay Area Teen Idol

Opening Night Gala!
Saturday, September 21, 2013   8:00 PM
Megan Hilty

Sunday, October 20, 2013   5:00 PM
Norm Lewis
This is the Life

Sunday, November 10, 2013   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Jim Brickman with vocalist David Burnham

Sunday, January 19, 2014   5:00 PM
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
This Must Be The Place

Sunday, February 23, 2014   3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Chita Rivera
A Legendary Celebration

Saturday, March 15, 2014   8:00 PM
Judy Collins
In Concert

Sunday, April 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Morgan James

Sunday, April 27, 2014   3:00 PM
Bay Area Teen Idol

Sunday, May 18, 2014   5:00 PM
Karen Mason
Secrets of the Ancient Divas

All performances at The Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel

3:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2013-2014 Season

Anthony Marwood, Martin Frost and Marc-Andre Hamelin

Xuefei Yang, guitar
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7:30pm

András Schiff, piano
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7pm

Juilliard String Quartet
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7pm

Katona Twins, guitar
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30pm

Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2pm & Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30pm

Pacifica Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30pm

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano with Jake Heggie, piano - Family Matinee
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 2pm

Vijay Iyer, piano
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30pm

Jan Lisiecki, piano
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 7, 10am

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 14, 10am
Saturday, December 21, 10am
Saturday, January 11, 10am

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2pm - Family Matinee
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2pm

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano with by Pei-Yao Wang, piano
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 25, 10am

Heidi Melton, soprano with John Parr, piano
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2pm

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:30pm

Aszure Barton & Artists
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Chris Thile, mandolin
Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11am - Family Matinee

Alina Ibragimova, violin with Cédric Tiberghien, piano
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Christian Zacharias, piano
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 7pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, February 22, 10am

Lise de la Salle, piano
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Quatuor Ebène
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30pm

Kronos Quartet - Family Matinee
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11am

Fred Hersch, piano
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 7pm

Stephen Petronio Company
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm

David Russell, guitar
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Christopher Maltman, baritone with Joseph Middleton, piano
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, March 22, 10am

David Requiro, cello with Solon Gordon, piano
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2pm

Pavel Haas Quartet
Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:30pm

Luca Pisaroni, baritone with Wolfram Rieger, piano
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, April 5, 10am

Brad Mehldau Trio
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30pm

Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7pm

Stefan Jackiw, violin with Anna Polonsky, piano
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2pm

Anthony Marwood, violin with Martin Fröst, clarinet and Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30pm

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

Chamber Music San Francisco 2014 Season
Palo Alto Series

Olga Kern



Eroica Trio
Monday, February 10, 2014   3:00 PM
 
James Ehnes
Monday, March 10, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Vogler Quartet
Monday, April 07, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Olga Kern
Monday, April 28, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Brandenburg Concertos
Monday, May 12, 2014   3:00 PM

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way - Palo Alto

sold out
7:30 pm
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall Palo Alto, CA

City Arts & Lectures presents On Art & Politics 2014

Olympia Snowe

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET
*Unless noted

Thursday, February 13, 2014
BJ NOVAK
In conversation

Thursday, February 20, 2014
KELLY CORRIGAN
ANNA QUINDLEN
In conversation

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
ALAIN DE BOTTON
ADAM GOPNIK

Friday, March 7, 2014
DARLENE LOVE
In conversation + concert
Hosted by Steven Winn

Thursday, April 10, 2014
TONY KUSHNER
In conversation with Steven Winn

Thursday, April 17, 2014
DANI SHAPIRO
AYELET WALDMAN
In conversation with Michael Krasny

Monday, April 21, 2014
JOHN HODGMAN
ADAM SAVAGE
A RE-MATCH

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
OLYMPIA SNOW
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

SPECIAL EVENT:
(Not part of Series Ticket)

Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:45PM*
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
Live broadcast with Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
JAMES CARVILLE
MARY MATALIN
In conversation

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures presents End of Season Specials 2014

Michael Pollan

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Monday, March 31, 2014
PIPER KERMAN
In conversation with Nancy Mullane

Monday, April 7, 2014
LORRIE MOORE
MONA SIMPSON
In conversation with Rick Kleffel

Thursday, May 1, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN
*This event is being filmed by Kikim Media for a forthcoming documentary

Thursday, May 8, 2014
JANET NAPOLITANO
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JESSYE NORMAN
In conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014
RUTH REICHL
In conversation with Leah Garchik

Monday, June 2, 2014
EDWARD ST. AUBYN

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Ballet Russian Gala

City Ballet Foundation's Annual Fundraising Gala



Friday, May 2, 2014   7:00 PM
Russian Center of San Francisco

Join us for a night of ballet, music, Russian food and libations as we celebrate City Ballet's annual fundraising gala and silent auction.

7:00 pm
Russian Center of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances 2013-2014

Ustad Shujaat Khan & Special Guests



Karsh Kale
Friday, April 11, 2014   8:00 PM

Fatoumata Diawara
Friday, April 18, 2014   8:00 PM

Tinariwen
Saturday, April 19, 2014   8:00 PM

Ustad Shujaat Khan & Special Guests
Friday, May 2, 2014   8:00 PM

Angelique Kidjo
Saturday, June 21, 2014   8:00 PM

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2013-2014 Season

Stephanie Blythe

Xuefei Yang, guitar
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7:30pm

András Schiff, piano
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7pm
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7pm

Juilliard String Quartet
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7pm

Katona Twins, guitar
Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30pm

Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2pm & Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30pm

Pacifica Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30pm

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano with Jake Heggie, piano - Family Matinee
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 2pm

Vijay Iyer, piano
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30pm

Jan Lisiecki, piano
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 7, 10am

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 14, 10am
Saturday, December 21, 10am
Saturday, January 11, 10am

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2pm - Family Matinee
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2pm

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano with by Pei-Yao Wang, piano
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 25, 10am

Heidi Melton, soprano with John Parr, piano
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2pm

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:30pm

Aszure Barton & Artists
Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Chris Thile, mandolin
Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11am - Family Matinee

Alina Ibragimova, violin with Cédric Tiberghien, piano
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Christian Zacharias, piano
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 7pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, February 22, 10am

Lise de la Salle, piano
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Quatuor Ebène
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30pm

Kronos Quartet - Family Matinee
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11am

Fred Hersch, piano
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 7pm

Stephen Petronio Company
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm

David Russell, guitar
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Christopher Maltman, baritone with Joseph Middleton, piano
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, March 22, 10am

David Requiro, cello with Solon Gordon, piano
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2pm

Pavel Haas Quartet
Monday, March 31, 2014, 7:30pm

Luca Pisaroni, baritone with Wolfram Rieger, piano
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:30pm

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, April 5, 10am

Brad Mehldau Trio
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30pm

Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7pm

Stefan Jackiw, violin with Anna Polonsky, piano
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2pm

Anthony Marwood, violin with Martin Fröst, clarinet and Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30pm

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Choral Society

Bach Mass in B Minor

Bach

Saturday, May 3, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014   4:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church - San Francisco
 
SF Choral begins its 25th anniversary season with performances of the crowning climax of Bach’s sacred choral music, one of the outstanding musical creations of all time.
 
Completed in 1749, the year before his death, the Bach Mass in B Minor is a perennial favorite known for its sublime beauty. ”The Mass in B Minor is as lofty in design, scope and expression as anything written by the hand of man,” says NPR commentator Ted Libbey. ”It represents an attempt to both summarize the tradition of the mass in a single perfect specimen and leave a statement on the nature of sacred music as a bequest to the future.”
 
SF Choral will be accompanied by the Jubliate Orchestra, a Bay Area period-instrument ensemble, and is privileged to be joined by four exceptional soloists: Shauna Fallihee, Clifton Massey, Brian Thorsett and Nikolas Nackley.

PARKING: Street Parking; California Pacific Medical Center Garage, Clay at Webster.
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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Choral Society

Bach Mass in B Minor

Bach

Saturday, May 3, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2014   4:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church - San Francisco
 
SF Choral begins its 25th anniversary season with performances of the crowning climax of Bach’s sacred choral music, one of the outstanding musical creations of all time.
 
Completed in 1749, the year before his death, the Bach Mass in B Minor is a perennial favorite known for its sublime beauty. ”The Mass in B Minor is as lofty in design, scope and expression as anything written by the hand of man,” says NPR commentator Ted Libbey. ”It represents an attempt to both summarize the tradition of the mass in a single perfect specimen and leave a statement on the nature of sacred music as a bequest to the future.”
 
SF Choral will be accompanied by the Jubliate Orchestra, a Bay Area period-instrument ensemble, and is privileged to be joined by four exceptional soloists: Shauna Fallihee, Clifton Massey, Brian Thorsett and Nikolas Nackley.

PARKING: Street Parking; California Pacific Medical Center Garage, Clay at Webster.
4:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures presents End of Season Specials 2014

Janet Napolitano

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Monday, March 31, 2014
PIPER KERMAN
In conversation with Nancy Mullane

Monday, April 7, 2014
LORRIE MOORE
MONA SIMPSON
In conversation with Rick Kleffel

Thursday, May 1, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN
*This event is being filmed by Kikim Media for a forthcoming documentary

Thursday, May 8, 2014
JANET NAPOLITANO
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JESSYE NORMAN
In conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014
RUTH REICHL
In conversation with Leah Garchik

Monday, June 2, 2014
EDWARD ST. AUBYN

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Grand Slam Finals



Saturday, May 10, 2014   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Youth Speaks, the country’s leading nonprofit presenter of spoken word performance, education and youth development programs, will present the 18th annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam, a dynamic, tournament-style competition that brings together more than 500 youth poets from throughout the Bay Area. 

Founded in San Francisco in 1996, Youth Speaks hosted the first-ever teen poetry slam in the country the following year and it remains the largest, most anticipated event of its kind. Open to any youth aged 13-19, the annual slam (a poetry writing and performance competition with Olympic-style scoring) features hundreds of young writers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California celebrating youth voice, social activism, literacy and lyricism. It attracts almost 10,000 audience members throughout a series of preliminary bouts, semi-finals and The Grand Slam Finals of the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam. 

The winners of preliminary slams will participate in four semi-finals, resulting in 16 finalists that will battle it out in the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the 1,700-seat Nourse Theatre in San Francisco.

7:00 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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2014 Season

Brandenburg Concertos



Eroica Trio
Sunday, February 09, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Escher Quartet
Saturday, February 22, 2014   8:00 PM
 
James Ehnes
Saturday, March 08, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Dmitri Alexeev
Saturday, March 22, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Vogler Quartet
Sunday, April 06, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Khatia Buniatishvili
Saturday, April 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
 
Olga Kern
Saturday, April 26, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Brandenburg Concertos
Sunday, May 11, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Zivian-Tomkins Duo
Sunday, May 25, 2014   3:00 PM

Marine's Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco

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

Chamber Music San Francisco 2014 Season
Palo Alto Series

Brandenburg Concertos



Eroica Trio
Monday, February 10, 2014   3:00 PM
 
James Ehnes
Monday, March 10, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Vogler Quartet
Monday, April 07, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Olga Kern
Monday, April 28, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Brandenburg Concertos
Monday, May 12, 2014   3:00 PM

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way - Palo Alto

7:30 pm
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall Palo Alto, CA

City Arts & Lectures presents End of Season Specials 2014

Jessye Norman

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Monday, March 31, 2014
PIPER KERMAN
In conversation with Nancy Mullane

Monday, April 7, 2014
LORRIE MOORE
MONA SIMPSON
In conversation with Rick Kleffel

Thursday, May 1, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN
*This event is being filmed by Kikim Media for a forthcoming documentary

Thursday, May 8, 2014
JANET NAPOLITANO
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JESSYE NORMAN
In conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014
RUTH REICHL
In conversation with Leah Garchik

Monday, June 2, 2014
EDWARD ST. AUBYN

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts and Lectures Late Additions Spring 2014

Carrie Brownstein

      

      

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
MICHAEL LEWIS
In conversation with Tabitha Soren 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Co-presented with Noise Pop

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TOM ROBBINS
In conversation
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014
LILY TOMLIN
"An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin"

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

KQED presents An Evening With Ken Burns

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History



Wednesday, May 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

KQED presents An Evening With Ken Burns and onstage conversation. See a sneak preview of THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, a new  seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns, premiering September 2014 on KQED and nationwide on PBS. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

Limited parking is available for a fee at Everett Middle School (450 Church Street, with entrance to the yard on 17th Street). Lot hours are 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

7:30 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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret's 10th Anniversary Season

Karen Mason

Opening Night Gala!
Saturday, September 21, 2013   8:00 PM
Megan Hilty

Sunday, October 20, 2013   5:00 PM
Norm Lewis
This is the Life

Sunday, November 10, 2013   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Jim Brickman with vocalist David Burnham

Sunday, January 19, 2014   5:00 PM
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
This Must Be The Place

Sunday, February 23, 2014   3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Chita Rivera
A Legendary Celebration

Saturday, March 15, 2014   8:00 PM
Judy Collins
In Concert

Sunday, April 6, 2014   7:30 PM
Morgan James

Sunday, April 27, 2014   3:00 PM
Bay Area Teen Idol

Sunday, May 18, 2014   5:00 PM
Karen Mason
Secrets of the Ancient Divas

All performances at The Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel

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

City Arts & Lectures presents End of Season Specials 2014

Ruth Reichl

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Monday, March 31, 2014
PIPER KERMAN
In conversation with Nancy Mullane

Monday, April 7, 2014
LORRIE MOORE
MONA SIMPSON
In conversation with Rick Kleffel

Thursday, May 1, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN
*This event is being filmed by Kikim Media for a forthcoming documentary

Thursday, May 8, 2014
JANET NAPOLITANO
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JESSYE NORMAN
In conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014
RUTH REICHL
In conversation with Leah Garchik

Monday, June 2, 2014
EDWARD ST. AUBYN

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2014

The Neuroscience of Music & Creativity
Indre Viskontas

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Neurobiology of Mind & Behavior
Antonio Damasio
In conversation with Amy Standen

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A Long Bright Future: The Science of Longevity
Laura Carstensen
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Pandemic! A Plan for the Planet
Nathan Wolfe
In conversation with Shannon Bennett

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Extracting DNA: The Power to Restore Life
Beth Shapiro
In conversation with Michael Krasny

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Extreme Weather & The Science of Superstorms
Heidi Cullen
In conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Neuroscience of Music & Creativity
Indre Viskontas
In conversation with Kelly McGonigal

Monday, June 9, 2014
Science & Scripture: Inside the Vatican Observatory
Father George Coyne, SJ
In conversation with Ryan Wyatt

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2014 Season

Zivian-Tomkins Duo



Eroica Trio
Sunday, February 09, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Escher Quartet
Saturday, February 22, 2014   8:00 PM
 
James Ehnes
Saturday, March 08, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Dmitri Alexeev
Saturday, March 22, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Vogler Quartet
Sunday, April 06, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Khatia Buniatishvili
Saturday, April 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
 
Olga Kern
Saturday, April 26, 2014   8:00 PM
 
Brandenburg Concertos
Sunday, May 11, 2014   3:00 PM
 
Zivian-Tomkins Duo
Sunday, May 25, 2014   3:00 PM

Marine's Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

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

Note: additional tickets may be available at the venue box office.

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures presents End of Season Specials 2014

Edward St. Aubyn

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Monday, March 31, 2014
PIPER KERMAN
In conversation with Nancy Mullane

Monday, April 7, 2014
LORRIE MOORE
MONA SIMPSON
In conversation with Rick Kleffel

Thursday, May 1, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN
*This event is being filmed by Kikim Media for a forthcoming documentary

Thursday, May 8, 2014
JANET NAPOLITANO
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JESSYE NORMAN
In conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014
RUTH REICHL
In conversation with Leah Garchik

Monday, June 2, 2014
EDWARD ST. AUBYN

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer's 2013-2014 Season

Russian Dreams

She Said/He Said
September 20–29, 2013

The complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes is the subject of She Said/He Said, our first concert of the season. Godliness bestowed upon women (by men) is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. The bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals, standards by Cole Porter and Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons will revisit this this age-old topic. She Said/He Said features the wide-ranging voices of Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Stacy Garrop, Joni Mitchell and more.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 13–23, 2013

So many people tell us that their holiday season simply cannot begin without A Chanticleer Christmas, a joyous recounting of the Christmas story resounding in historic and beloved Bay Area venues.

Atlantic Crossing
March 20–25, 2014
[Click here to purchase tickets]

You will not want to miss our unprecedented collaboration with world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, coming up in March. In Atlantic Crossing we will explore the spectacularly creative time between the two world wars when so many distinguished European musicians crossed the Atlantic to join the vibrant musical life of New York. Featured among the original voices of the period will be Rosza, Bartok, Kreisler, Weill, Ellington, and Gershwin.

Russian Dreams
June 4–8, 2014

In our first 35 years we neither went to Russia nor presented an all-Russian program. All that will change this year as we debut in Moscow in February and perform Russian Dreams for you in May. For over a thousand years, Russians have poured their passions, struggles, joys, dreams and memories into their songs. From ancient Orthodox chants and simple folk songs to the battle songs of the Napoleonic campaign, the first secular chorales of Tchaikovsky and Glinka, and the monumental Romantic liturgical masterpieces by Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov, Russian vocal and choral music has been almost exclusively a cappella and sung by men's choirs. Under the direction of Elena Sharkova, Chanticleer will present music of all genres that has poured out of the immense Russian soul.

8:00 pm
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church Lafayette, CA

Celebrating Michael Krasny

20 Years as Host of KQED Forum



Thursday, June 5, 2014   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Join KQED President John Boland in conversation with Michael Krasny the host of KQED’s award-winning public affairs program Forum.  Michael is a Professor of English at San Francisco State University and a widely published scholar and literary critic who has interviewed many of the leading newsmakers and cultural icons of our time. His guests on Forum have included President Jimmy Carter, Cesar Chavez, Francis Ford Coppola, Norman Mailer, President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Salman Rushdie and John Updike and many others.  Join us for a fun look back at Michael’s 20 years on KQED Forum and a discussion of all the great things to come.

available soon
7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA
Tickets go on sale on 04/21/2014 at 12:00 pm PST

Chanticleer's 2013-2014 Season

Russian Dreams

She Said/He Said
September 20–29, 2013

The complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes is the subject of She Said/He Said, our first concert of the season. Godliness bestowed upon women (by men) is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. The bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals, standards by Cole Porter and Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons will revisit this this age-old topic. She Said/He Said features the wide-ranging voices of Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Stacy Garrop, Joni Mitchell and more.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 13–23, 2013

So many people tell us that their holiday season simply cannot begin without A Chanticleer Christmas, a joyous recounting of the Christmas story resounding in historic and beloved Bay Area venues.

Atlantic Crossing
March 20–25, 2014
[Click here to purchase tickets]

You will not want to miss our unprecedented collaboration with world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, coming up in March. In Atlantic Crossing we will explore the spectacularly creative time between the two world wars when so many distinguished European musicians crossed the Atlantic to join the vibrant musical life of New York. Featured among the original voices of the period will be Rosza, Bartok, Kreisler, Weill, Ellington, and Gershwin.

Russian Dreams
June 4–8, 2014

In our first 35 years we neither went to Russia nor presented an all-Russian program. All that will change this year as we debut in Moscow in February and perform Russian Dreams for you in May. For over a thousand years, Russians have poured their passions, struggles, joys, dreams and memories into their songs. From ancient Orthodox chants and simple folk songs to the battle songs of the Napoleonic campaign, the first secular chorales of Tchaikovsky and Glinka, and the monumental Romantic liturgical masterpieces by Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov, Russian vocal and choral music has been almost exclusively a cappella and sung by men's choirs. Under the direction of Elena Sharkova, Chanticleer will present music of all genres that has poured out of the immense Russian soul.

8:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica San Jose, CA

Chanticleer's 2013-2014 Season

Russian Dreams

She Said/He Said
September 20–29, 2013

The complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes is the subject of She Said/He Said, our first concert of the season. Godliness bestowed upon women (by men) is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. The bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals, standards by Cole Porter and Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons will revisit this this age-old topic. She Said/He Said features the wide-ranging voices of Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Stacy Garrop, Joni Mitchell and more.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 13–23, 2013

So many people tell us that their holiday season simply cannot begin without A Chanticleer Christmas, a joyous recounting of the Christmas story resounding in historic and beloved Bay Area venues.

Atlantic Crossing
March 20–25, 2014
[Click here to purchase tickets]

You will not want to miss our unprecedented collaboration with world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, coming up in March. In Atlantic Crossing we will explore the spectacularly creative time between the two world wars when so many distinguished European musicians crossed the Atlantic to join the vibrant musical life of New York. Featured among the original voices of the period will be Rosza, Bartok, Kreisler, Weill, Ellington, and Gershwin.

Russian Dreams
June 4–8, 2014

In our first 35 years we neither went to Russia nor presented an all-Russian program. All that will change this year as we debut in Moscow in February and perform Russian Dreams for you in May. For over a thousand years, Russians have poured their passions, struggles, joys, dreams and memories into their songs. From ancient Orthodox chants and simple folk songs to the battle songs of the Napoleonic campaign, the first secular chorales of Tchaikovsky and Glinka, and the monumental Romantic liturgical masterpieces by Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov, Russian vocal and choral music has been almost exclusively a cappella and sung by men's choirs. Under the direction of Elena Sharkova, Chanticleer will present music of all genres that has poured out of the immense Russian soul.

8:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2013-2014 Season

Concert Six

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

October 27, 2013
Fantasy Duo by Fred Bretschger, Music by Arensky, Beethoven

December 8, 2013
Music for Guitar and Strings by Paganini, Kernis, Boccherini

February 2, 2014
String Quartets by Brindel and Mendelssohn, Stookey Piano Trio

February 23, 2014
Schubert Violin Sonata, Kodaly Duo, Schumann String Quartet

April 20, 2014
String Quartets by Bax and Prokofiev, Schumann Piano Trio

June 8, 2014
Music for Piano and Strings by Schumann, Beethoven, and Turina

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

All shows start at 3pm
3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

Chanticleer's 2013-2014 Season

Russian Dreams

She Said/He Said
September 20–29, 2013

The complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes is the subject of She Said/He Said, our first concert of the season. Godliness bestowed upon women (by men) is extolled in works by Andrea Gabrieli and Eric Whitacre. The bawdiest of Renaissance Madrigals, standards by Cole Porter and Ravel’s dramatic Trois chansons will revisit this this age-old topic. She Said/He Said features the wide-ranging voices of Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Stacy Garrop, Joni Mitchell and more.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 13–23, 2013

So many people tell us that their holiday season simply cannot begin without A Chanticleer Christmas, a joyous recounting of the Christmas story resounding in historic and beloved Bay Area venues.

Atlantic Crossing
March 20–25, 2014
[Click here to purchase tickets]

You will not want to miss our unprecedented collaboration with world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, coming up in March. In Atlantic Crossing we will explore the spectacularly creative time between the two world wars when so many distinguished European musicians crossed the Atlantic to join the vibrant musical life of New York. Featured among the original voices of the period will be Rosza, Bartok, Kreisler, Weill, Ellington, and Gershwin.

Russian Dreams
June 4–8, 2014

In our first 35 years we neither went to Russia nor presented an all-Russian program. All that will change this year as we debut in Moscow in February and perform Russian Dreams for you in May. For over a thousand years, Russians have poured their passions, struggles, joys, dreams and memories into their songs. From ancient Orthodox chants and simple folk songs to the battle songs of the Napoleonic campaign, the first secular chorales of Tchaikovsky and Glinka, and the monumental Romantic liturgical masterpieces by Rachmaninoff and Chesnokov, Russian vocal and choral music has been almost exclusively a cappella and sung by men's choirs. Under the direction of Elena Sharkova, Chanticleer will present music of all genres that has poured out of the immense Russian soul.

5:00 pm
St. Francis Church Sacramento, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2014

Science & Scripture: Inside the Vatican Observatory
Father George Coyne, SJ

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Neurobiology of Mind & Behavior
Antonio Damasio
In conversation with Amy Standen

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A Long Bright Future: The Science of Longevity
Laura Carstensen
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Pandemic! A Plan for the Planet
Nathan Wolfe
In conversation with Shannon Bennett

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Extracting DNA: The Power to Restore Life
Beth Shapiro
In conversation with Michael Krasny

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Extreme Weather & The Science of Superstorms
Heidi Cullen
In conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Neuroscience of Music & Creativity
Indre Viskontas
In conversation with Kelly McGonigal

Monday, June 9, 2014
Science & Scripture: Inside the Vatican Observatory
Father George Coyne, SJ
In conversation with Ryan Wyatt

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts and Lectures Late Additions Spring 2014

Tom Robbins

      

      

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
MICHAEL LEWIS
In conversation with Tabitha Soren 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Co-presented with Noise Pop

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TOM ROBBINS
In conversation
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014
LILY TOMLIN
"An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin"

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts and Lectures Late Additions Spring 2014

Lily Tomlin
"An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin"

      

      

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
MICHAEL LEWIS
In conversation with Tabitha Soren 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN
In conversation with Vendela Vida
Co-presented with Noise Pop

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
TOM ROBBINS
In conversation
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014
LILY TOMLIN
"An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin"

ALL SHOWS 7:30PM, THE NOURSE THEATRE, 275 HAYES STREET

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2013-2014 Season

Rites and Passages

French Impressions
Sunday, November 3, 2013   7:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Noel, Noel
Friday, December 6, 2013   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Hark, the Herald Angels Swing!
Sunday, December 22, 2013   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francsico

Noye's Fludde
Saturday, March 29, 2014   8:00 PM
Temple Emanu-El - San Francisco

Rites and Passages
Saturday, June 14, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theatre - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Opera Parallele

Anya17



Friday, June 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 21, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014   4:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

Opera Parallèle presents the American premiere of Anya17, a new opera by British composer Adam Gorb and librettist Ben Kaye. This opera addresses human trafficking and creates a poignant example of how the arts can be used to illuminate social issues. Anya17 is the story of a young, eastern European girl who is coerced into slavery with the promise of a better life in the West. Mr. Gorb’s innovative and powerful music explores the emotional strains of the tragic situation. Mr. Kaye’s naturalistic writing captures the true story and uplifts its content through his artistic mastery.

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

Opera Parallele

Anya17



Friday, June 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 21, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014   4:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

Opera Parallèle presents the American premiere of Anya17, a new opera by British composer Adam Gorb and librettist Ben Kaye. This opera addresses human trafficking and creates a poignant example of how the arts can be used to illuminate social issues. Anya17 is the story of a young, eastern European girl who is coerced into slavery with the promise of a better life in the West. Mr. Gorb’s innovative and powerful music explores the emotional strains of the tragic situation. Mr. Kaye’s naturalistic writing captures the true story and uplifts its content through his artistic mastery.

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances 2013-2014

Angelique Kidjo



Karsh Kale
Friday, April 11, 2014   8:00 PM

Fatoumata Diawara
Friday, April 18, 2014   8:00 PM

Tinariwen
Saturday, April 19, 2014   8:00 PM

Ustad Shujaat Khan & Special Guests
Friday, May 2, 2014   8:00 PM

Angelique Kidjo
Saturday, June 21, 2014   8:00 PM

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Opera Parallele

Anya17



Friday, June 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 21, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014   4:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

Opera Parallèle presents the American premiere of Anya17, a new opera by British composer Adam Gorb and librettist Ben Kaye. This opera addresses human trafficking and creates a poignant example of how the arts can be used to illuminate social issues. Anya17 is the story of a young, eastern European girl who is coerced into slavery with the promise of a better life in the West. Mr. Gorb’s innovative and powerful music explores the emotional strains of the tragic situation. Mr. Kaye’s naturalistic writing captures the true story and uplifts its content through his artistic mastery.

4:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

SFP Culture Card - 2013-2014 Season

SFP Culture Card - 2013-2014 Season

San Francisco Performances brings you the SF Performances Culture Card, a program exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music. The SF Performances Culture Card makes it easy and inexpensive to enrich your life with the world’s finest music and dance.

25 Performances for just $25

For only $25 you can attend 25 performances selected from our exciting 2013-2014 Season. 

Here’s How it Works

GET CONNECTED: See our website for the list of available Culture Card performances above. You can attend any and all of the performances listed. SHOW UP: Collect your FREE ticket on the night of the performance by coming to the box office 1 hour before the performance starts. Present your SF Performances Culture Card with coordinating Student ID to claim your ticket. You must show your valid Student ID that you used to sign up for the card—no exceptions.

The Culture Card is good for one free ticket per performance. And now if you have friends or family who would like to attend with you, you may purchase one half-price ticket for them at the box office when you pick up your ticket.

All artists and programs are subject to change.
The SF Performances Culture Card offer is subject to availability.

Questions? Contact us at 415.677.0334 or education@sfperformances.org.
8:00 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 36 - Illuminate

Dazzle!

There could be no more perfect word to describe what the San Francisco Gay men’s Chorus does for the bay area and the world than illuminate. In Season 36, we continue exploring new music and new venues after an exciting and iconic Season 35. The luscious and powerful sound of the chorus is burnished bright and ready to thrill you in three amazing full chorus concerts and our spring ensembles’ concert.

SHINE!
Our Brightest Holiday Ever
Friday, December 6, 2013   8:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House

Tuesday, December 24, 2013   5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013   7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013   9:00 PM
The Castro Theatre

LUSTER!
An American Song Book
Tuesday, March 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall

DAZZLE!
The Boys Do Broadway
Wednesday, June 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, June 27, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theatre

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 36 - Illuminate

Dazzle!

There could be no more perfect word to describe what the San Francisco Gay men’s Chorus does for the bay area and the world than illuminate. In Season 36, we continue exploring new music and new venues after an exciting and iconic Season 35. The luscious and powerful sound of the chorus is burnished bright and ready to thrill you in three amazing full chorus concerts and our spring ensembles’ concert.

SHINE!
Our Brightest Holiday Ever
Friday, December 6, 2013   8:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House

Tuesday, December 24, 2013   5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013   7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013   9:00 PM
The Castro Theatre

LUSTER!
An American Song Book
Tuesday, March 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall

DAZZLE!
The Boys Do Broadway
Wednesday, June 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, June 27, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theatre

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 36 - Illuminate

Dazzle!

There could be no more perfect word to describe what the San Francisco Gay men’s Chorus does for the bay area and the world than illuminate. In Season 36, we continue exploring new music and new venues after an exciting and iconic Season 35. The luscious and powerful sound of the chorus is burnished bright and ready to thrill you in three amazing full chorus concerts and our spring ensembles’ concert.

SHINE!
Our Brightest Holiday Ever
Friday, December 6, 2013   8:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House

Tuesday, December 24, 2013   5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013   7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013   9:00 PM
The Castro Theatre

LUSTER!
An American Song Book
Tuesday, March 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall

DAZZLE!
The Boys Do Broadway
Wednesday, June 25, 2014   8:00 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, June 27, 2014   8:00 PM
Nourse Theatre

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Daniel Tosh

Live in San Francisco



Thursday, July 10, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, July 11, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 12, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

This stand-up comedy show features Daniel Tosh from “Tosh.0”. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. “TOSH.0” is now in its 6th season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Daniel is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country.  Earlier in his stand-up career, Daniel evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career.  Daniel’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old.

Daniel’s premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up”, was released in November of 2005 through Comedy Central Records. Tosh’s first hour special, “Completely Serious”, premiered on Comedy Central in June ‘07.  His latest special, “Happy Thoughts”, premiered on Comedy Central in March 2011; for which, Tosh received the RIAA Platinum Award. 

WARNING: This program contains mature content.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Daniel Tosh

Live in San Francisco



Thursday, July 10, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, July 11, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 12, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

This stand-up comedy show features Daniel Tosh from “Tosh.0”. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. “TOSH.0” is now in its 6th season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Daniel is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country.  Earlier in his stand-up career, Daniel evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career.  Daniel’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old.

Daniel’s premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up”, was released in November of 2005 through Comedy Central Records. Tosh’s first hour special, “Completely Serious”, premiered on Comedy Central in June ‘07.  His latest special, “Happy Thoughts”, premiered on Comedy Central in March 2011; for which, Tosh received the RIAA Platinum Award. 

WARNING: This program contains mature content.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Daniel Tosh

Live in San Francisco



Thursday, July 10, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, July 11, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 12, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

This stand-up comedy show features Daniel Tosh from “Tosh.0”. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. “TOSH.0” is now in its 6th season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Daniel is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country.  Earlier in his stand-up career, Daniel evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career.  Daniel’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old.

Daniel’s premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up”, was released in November of 2005 through Comedy Central Records. Tosh’s first hour special, “Completely Serious”, premiered on Comedy Central in June ‘07.  His latest special, “Happy Thoughts”, premiered on Comedy Central in March 2011; for which, Tosh received the RIAA Platinum Award. 

WARNING: This program contains mature content.

10:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Daniel Tosh

Live in San Francisco



Thursday, July 10, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, July 11, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 12, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

This stand-up comedy show features Daniel Tosh from “Tosh.0”. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. “TOSH.0” is now in its 6th season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Daniel is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country.  Earlier in his stand-up career, Daniel evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career.  Daniel’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old.

Daniel’s premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up”, was released in November of 2005 through Comedy Central Records. Tosh’s first hour special, “Completely Serious”, premiered on Comedy Central in June ‘07.  His latest special, “Happy Thoughts”, premiered on Comedy Central in March 2011; for which, Tosh received the RIAA Platinum Award. 

WARNING: This program contains mature content.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Daniel Tosh

Live in San Francisco



Thursday, July 10, 2014   8:00 PM
Friday, July 11, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 12, 2014   8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

This stand-up comedy show features Daniel Tosh from “Tosh.0”. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. “TOSH.0” is now in its 6th season and airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Daniel is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country.  Earlier in his stand-up career, Daniel evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts, having performed at more than seven hundred campuses in his career.  Daniel’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old.

Daniel’s premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up”, was released in November of 2005 through Comedy Central Records. Tosh’s first hour special, “Completely Serious”, premiered on Comedy Central in June ‘07.  His latest special, “Happy Thoughts”, premiered on Comedy Central in March 2011; for which, Tosh received the RIAA Platinum Award. 

WARNING: This program contains mature content.

10:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Billy Crawford Live in Concert with K Brosas

Billy Crawford Live in Concert with K Brosas



Thursday, July 17, 2014   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francsico

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

2014 Miss Asian Global

Miss Asian America Pageant



Saturday, August 2, 2014   7:00 PM

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

There they are, Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America! The Pageant is the longest-running ethnic pageant in the United States. Initiated as a part of the San Jose Fairgrounds Asian Arts Festival in 1985, now you will have the chance to see all of the glamour and fascination live! Produced by the Asian America Foundation, we celebrate our nation’s cultural diversity and promote the standing of Asian America by advancing community, education, and women’s empowerment. Proceeds go towards community grants, an Asian American women’s domestic violence prevention and family resources program, and educational initiatives. And you won't want to miss your opportunity to see the next Miss Asian crowned right before your eyes. Every moment of this exciting event will have you on the edge of your seat! An unforgettable, truly San Francisco experience – “one of the few national events that allow for a frontal display of non-mainstream ethnic culture for the American public where contestants wear cultural clothing and reinvigorate heritage ties through community-based projects, service learning, and presentations in their heritage language.” – Newsweek Magazine

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

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

2:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

2:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Fridays Only
Includes all 4 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 4 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

Rockin' the Sonata



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

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

8:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

Circle of Life Theatre

Wait Until Dark



Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 PM

Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM 
Saturday, September 13, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2014   2:00 PM

Thursday, September 18, 2014   8:00 PM 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2014   8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2014   2:00 PM

Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street - San Francisco

In a modern take on Frederick Knott’s 1960’s thriller, Susy, a young newlywed and Greenwich Village artist who has recently lost her eyesight, finds herself accidentally entrapped in a murderous plot devised by ruthless drug dealers.  The question is... will Susy’s ingenuity and her other four senses be enough to help her get the best of the cold-as-ice criminals, even though she can’t see them?  Is her blindness really a disability, or is it an advantage?  Who’s really in control... in the dark?

2:00 pm
Victoria Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Vocal Series
Includes 4 performances



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7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Piano 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

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

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

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 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
Lam Research Theater at YBCA 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 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 Subscription Packages

Guitar Series
Includes 5 performances



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Saturday Mornings in Berkeley
Includes 4 performances



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Garrick Ohlsson Series
Includes 2 performances



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center 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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Saturday Mornings in San Francisco
Includes 4 performances



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center 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:
 
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.

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Various Venues , CA

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Young Masters Series
Includes 3 performances



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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.

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Various Venues , CA

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Andras Schiff Series
Includes 2 performances



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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!
 
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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).

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2:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall 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 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 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



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

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

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

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

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



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

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

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

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

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