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San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program B



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

Children's Crusade



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

available at door
8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

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

AUDIUM

A limited number of tickets available at venue

 

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Supper Club @ One Kearny Club

presented by: Q Production Inc.



Saturday, April 18, 2015   6:00 - 10:00 PM
One Kearny Club (23 Geary St) - San Francisco

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Reception
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Wine and Cocktail paired Chef Tasting Menu
9:00 - 10:00 PM: Chef meet and greet

Featuring:
Michelin Three Star "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung - Bo Innovation
Chef Ken Tominaga - Pabu Restaurant
Chef Adam Mali - Mandarin Oriental
Chef Kevin Ly - Sugar Bowl Bakery

Join Michelin-Three-Star Demon Chef Alvin Leung for an all-star chef event celebrating Supper Club series premiere on KQED. Indulge in cocktails, fine wines  and delectable tastings by chefs Ken Tominaga (Pabu), Demon Chef Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation), Adam Mali (Mandarin Oriental) and Kevin Ly (Sugar Bowl Bakery).

For more information, visit www.qproduction.com

6:00 pm
One Kearny Club San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program C



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

A limited number of tickets available at venue

 

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program C



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

"THE FOUR SEASONS OF VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA"



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

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

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

3:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Special Events 2015

Barney Frank



Chuck Todd
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, March 3, 2015   7:30 PM

Barney Frank
In conversation
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM

David McCullough
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

4:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



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

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

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

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

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

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

4:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

Children's Crusade



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

4:00 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Dubravka Tomsic



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sing for America

Benefit Concert



Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Franicsco

Singing in a chorus is an avocation enjoyed by 30 million adult Americans.  It is a major educational tool for children in mathematics, leadership, teamwork, compromise, articulation.  Funding for this art form, that brings so many Americans of differing ideologies together in a common cause, is not a priority for government.  Independent choruses, like the 150 in the Bay Area, are hard-pressed to finance their individual programs.

With Sing for America, we endeavor to provide the tools and means by which individual choristers and their fellow singers can raise some important dollars to support their chorus or another charity of their choice…with their voice.  We help them to help themselves.

 

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

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Candice Bergen



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lisa Bielawa & Friends



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

An Evening with Lila Downs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broadway @ The Nourse

Vanessa Williams
featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist/host with special guest Varla Jean Merman

A Concert Series to Benefit San Francisco Aids Foundation, Project Open Hand & San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

VANESSA WILLIAMS
featuring Sirius XM Radio star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host
with special guest Varla Jean Merman
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times just dubbed “The Mayor of Broadway,” this unique series arrives this winter at The Nourse Theater with two concert dates scheduled for Megan Hilty and Vanessa Williams.  What differentiates this concert series from any other perhaps, is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire.  Producer Mark Cortale and his creative partner Rudetsky have quickly made their Broadway @ series the single most sought-after ticket to see Broadway’s musical mega-stars in concert.  Since launching the series in 2011 at Provincetown’s Art House, its success has most recently led to runs in London, Sydney, Melbourne, New Orleans, Santa Monica, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, San Antonio, and now San Francisco.

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

City Dance

Spring Onstage 2015



Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

City Dance: Spring Onstage will be a highly entertaining evening of dance and features internationally known names such as Les Twins, Boogie Frantick, Tyler Knowlin and The Art of Teknique. Plus a special tribute to Marjory Smarth.

This show has a cast of over 200 dancers and also features Jazz, Whaacking, Hip Hop and Flamenco. The City Dance Shows are always a blast. Get your tickets today!

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

San Francisco Choral Society

Dixit Dominus and The Rise of Humanity



Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   8:00 PM
St. Paul's Catholic Church - San Francisco

Our April concerts pair a moving work by George Frideric Handel, Dixit Dominus, with “The Rise of Humanity,” a new work by noted contemporary composer Stacy Garrop.

The Handel work sets the Latin text of the Psalm 110 to nine movements of music for a chorus and five soloists. “Dixit Dominus,” or “the Lord said,” are the first two words of the Psalm. The work’s virtuosity and power belies the age of its composer, who was 22 when he wrote the piece.

“The Rise of Humanity” is the second part of a new oratorio, Terra Nostra, which is premiering in phases over a one-year period, making an exciting journey for our audiences as well as for the composer, a Bay Area native, and the performers. The oratorio, co-commissioned by SF Choral and the Piedmont Children’s Choir, is Garrop’s most ambitious, largest-scale work. She describes it “as a celebration of the planet, the rise of humanity and the search for a perfect balance between the earth and mankind.” The work is scored for adult and children’s choruses, a string orchestra, piano, percussionists and soloists.

Soloists Jennifer Paulino, Betany Coffland, Brian Thorsett and Nikolas Nackley join us for this concert, as well as The California Chamber Symphony.

Following Part I’s celebration of the creation of the planet, weaving together myths and legends from various cultures, Garrop turns to mankind’s industrial advance. She likens this part of the work to the middle movie of a Hollywood trilogy, setting the stage for the finale, which SF Choral will premiere in November. “Mankind is taking its toll on the earth and its resources; what can be done and where do we go from here?” she writes in her blog. “If I’ve done my job right, audiences will come back to hear the conclusion of the oratorio.” You can read more about the work here.

8:00 pm
St. Paul's Catholic Church San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

The Paul Dresher Ensemble

Max Understood



A New Musical by
Nancy Carlin (Book & Lyrics) and
Michael Rasbury (Music & Lyrics)
Directed by David Schweizer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, April 16, 2015   8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Friday, April 17, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday April 19, 2015   3:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015   8:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   3:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason - San Francisco

This show is not recommended for people with sound and light sensitivities.

MAX UNDERSTOOD is an extraordinary invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with Autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States.

For more information about the show, visit http://dresherensemble.org/max.html

3:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Witness and Rebirth: An Armenian Journey

Centennial Com. of the Armenian Genocide


Sunday, April 26, 2015   5:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

April 2015 marks the 100th commemoration of one of the darkest chapters of the 20th century: the Armenian Genocide. The Fresno Philharmonic pays tribute to the resiliency of the Armenian people and their culture, featuring the world-premiere of Serouj Kradjian's Cantata for Living Martyrs. Based on poetic texts of eyewitness testimonies, this powerful work traces a nation’s vibrant life interrupted by immense cruelty, the aftermath of the tragedy, and the denial of the crime to this day.

As the world celebrated some of its great arts and cultures at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, the Armenian people were simultaneously suffering a monstrous tragedy. It is both ironic and fitting that this commemorative concert will be performed in the last remaining major structure from the 1915 PPIE: the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
Theodore Kuchar, conductor 

Catherine Manoukianviolin
Isabel Bayrakdarianmezzo-soprano
Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone 

Fresno Master Chorale
Fresno State Concert Choir
Anna Hamre, director 

Program (subject to change)
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Kradjian Cantata for Living Martyrs

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

San Francisco Choral Society

Dixit Dominus and The Rise of Humanity



Saturday, April 25, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2015   8:00 PM
St. Paul's Catholic Church - San Francisco

Our April concerts pair a moving work by George Frideric Handel, Dixit Dominus, with “The Rise of Humanity,” a new work by noted contemporary composer Stacy Garrop.

The Handel work sets the Latin text of the Psalm 110 to nine movements of music for a chorus and five soloists. “Dixit Dominus,” or “the Lord said,” are the first two words of the Psalm. The work’s virtuosity and power belies the age of its composer, who was 22 when he wrote the piece.

“The Rise of Humanity” is the second part of a new oratorio, Terra Nostra, which is premiering in phases over a one-year period, making an exciting journey for our audiences as well as for the composer, a Bay Area native, and the performers. The oratorio, co-commissioned by SF Choral and the Piedmont Children’s Choir, is Garrop’s most ambitious, largest-scale work. She describes it “as a celebration of the planet, the rise of humanity and the search for a perfect balance between the earth and mankind.” The work is scored for adult and children’s choruses, a string orchestra, piano, percussionists and soloists.

Soloists Jennifer Paulino, Betany Coffland, Brian Thorsett and Nikolas Nackley join us for this concert, as well as The California Chamber Symphony.

Following Part I’s celebration of the creation of the planet, weaving together myths and legends from various cultures, Garrop turns to mankind’s industrial advance. She likens this part of the work to the middle movie of a Hollywood trilogy, setting the stage for the finale, which SF Choral will premiere in November. “Mankind is taking its toll on the earth and its resources; what can be done and where do we go from here?” she writes in her blog. “If I’ve done my job right, audiences will come back to hear the conclusion of the oratorio.” You can read more about the work here.

8:00 pm
St. Paul's Catholic Church San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

David Brooks



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

sold out
7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn featuring Jack and Tony Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015 Subscription 3: Celebrating Terry Riley

Subscribe and save 20%. Includes The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn, Kala Ramnath, and Thollem McDonas.
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First select the number of Terry Riley Series packages you wish to purchase. You will then be taken to pages for each of the three performances where you can select your seats for each one. Your discount will be automatically applied to each ticket.
8:00 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
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Humanities West 2014-2015 Meals

The Great War - Dinner Ticket



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



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

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

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

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

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

Humanities West The Great War 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, May 01, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Great War 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, May 01, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Kala Ramnath

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

A limited number of tickets available at venue

 

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

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

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

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

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



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

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

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

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

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

Humanities West 2014-2015 Meals

The Great War - Luncheon Ticket



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Thollem McDonas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Four



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

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

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Karl Ove Knausgaard



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season in Palo Alto

NIKOLAY KHOZYAINOV, piano



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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the Oshman Family JCC - Palo Alto

7:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto, CA

City Ballet Spring Showcase

Featuring Act 2 of Giselle



Thursday, May 7, 2015   7:00 PM
Friday, May 8, 2015   7:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

City Ballet School, home of premier Vaganova training proudly presents its annual Spring Showcase at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Galina Alexandrova (Bolshoi, San Francisco Ballet) and Men's Director, Nikolai Kabaniaev (Kirov/ Mariinsky), the school has an international reputation for the training of its dancers, many of whom now dance in professional companies throughout North America and Europe.

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

City Ballet Spring Showcase

Featuring Act 2 of Giselle



Thursday, May 7, 2015   7:00 PM
Friday, May 8, 2015   7:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

City Ballet School, home of premier Vaganova training proudly presents its annual Spring Showcase at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Galina Alexandrova (Bolshoi, San Francisco Ballet) and Men's Director, Nikolai Kabaniaev (Kirov/ Mariinsky), the school has an international reputation for the training of its dancers, many of whom now dance in professional companies throughout North America and Europe.

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sondheim in Concert

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim



Saturday, May 9, 2015   2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim

Join us for a rousing celebration of one of Broadway's greatest composers, Stephen Sondheim. Over 40 local performers sing a superb selection of songs from Sondheim’s repertoire including Company, Into The Woods, Follies, Sunday In the Park With George, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Evening Primrose, West Side Story, Gypsy and more. Don't miss this evening filled with comedy, dance and beautiful music.

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

Sondheim in Concert

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim



Saturday, May 9, 2015   2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

A journey through the music of Stephen Sondheim

Join us for a rousing celebration of one of Broadway's greatest composers, Stephen Sondheim. Over 40 local performers sing a superb selection of songs from Sondheim’s repertoire including Company, Into The Woods, Follies, Sunday In the Park With George, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Evening Primrose, West Side Story, Gypsy and more. Don't miss this evening filled with comedy, dance and beautiful music.

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Yuna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chamber Music San Francisco 2015 Season

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

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

Shankar Tucker

Live in Concert

Sunday, May 10th, 2015   6:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Shankar Tucker is a young clarinetist and composer, whose music videos on YouTube have garnered worldwide attention to his musical project “The Shrutibox”. His creative pieces blend jazz with classical and contemporary Indian music, for a unique and original fusion of sound.

6:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Stephen Hough



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Gary Snyder



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

In My Life

A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles

Saturday, May 16, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco

You already know and love the songs, but In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles gives you a chance to get a fresh perspective on the story of the band that made them. More than just a live musical tribute show, In My Life tells the Fab Four's tale through the eyes of their late manager, Brian Epstein, who acts as narrator to renowned tribute band Abbey Road's live performance of some 33 Beatles classics. From their groundbreaking appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show to their final rooftop performance at the Apple Corp. offices, and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper's and beyond, this exciting production gives new life to the story of rock's greatest band. 

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Farallon Quintet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

John Waters



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Open Rehearsal - Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

10:00 am
Kanbar Performing Arts Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015   7:30 PM (Please note new date)

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Charlie Albright, piano
Monday, March 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Sally Mann



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

SFP Culture Card 2014-2015 Season

Exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music



San Francisco Performances brings you the SFP Culture Card, a program exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music. The SFP Culture Card makes it easy and inexpensive to enrich your life with the world's finest music and dance.

For only $25 you can attend 25 performances selected from our exciting 2014–2015 Season. This year’s offerings include performances by composer and pianist Philip Glass; choreographer Wendy Whelan; jazz pianist Vijay Iyer; and Saturday morning lecture/concerts on Mozart with our resident ensemble the Alexander String Quartet and music historian-in-residence Robert Greenberg, just to name a few.

See the list of available Culture Club performances at www.sfperformances.org/culturecard. You can attend any or all of the performances listed.

Collect your FREE ticket on the night of the performance by coming to the box office 1 hour before the performance starts. Present your SFP Culture Card with coordinating Student ID to claim your ticket. You must show your valid Student ID that you used to sign up for the card—no exceptions.

The Culture Card is good for one free ticket per performance. And now if you have friends or family who would like to attend with you, you may purchase one half-price ticket for them at the box office when you pick up your ticket.

All artists and programs are subject to change. The SFP Culture Card offer is subject to availability.

Questions? Contact education@sfperformances.org or call (415) 677-0331

7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Simply Good News

A Conversation with N.T. Wright



Saturday, May 30, 2015   7:00 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

The Gospel means good news. But what makes this message good? How can the Bible, filled with seemingly contradicting stories be good news? Does it even apply to life today?

On Saturday, May 30, noted Biblical Scholar, N.T. Wright will be speaking about his new book Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and what makes it Good. In public conversation with Dr. Scot Sherman, Professor Wright will offer a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the “good news” really is, and how it applies to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.

N. T. Wright is professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at University of St. Andrews Scotland and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. He has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford universities, and has served as a Bishop in the Church of England. He is the author of over sixty books, including the newly released Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God (Fortress Press, 2013) and The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential (HarperOne, 2013).

Scot Sherman is the executive director of Newbigin House of Studies, a member of the Newbigin Faculty at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and Teaching Pastor at City Church. He teaches courses in Systematic Theology, Urban Ministry and Missional Liturgics and oversees the Newbigin Fellows leadership program at City Church. He is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M), and the University of Wales (Ph.D).

*There are complimentary tickets available for prospective Masters-level students in the Newbigin House of Studies degree programs offered by Western Theological Seminary. For more information contact Christy LaLonde at christy@newbiginhouse.org

7:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

Audium is the only theatre of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music. The theatre's 176 speakers bathe listeners in sounds that move past, over, and under them. "Sound sculptures" are performed in darkness in the 49-seat theatre. When the concept of AUDIUM began taking shape in the late 1950s, space was a largely unexplored dimension in music composition. The composer who suspected space capable of revealing a new musical vocabulary found his pursuit blocked by the inadequacy of audio technology and performance spaces. Because of an unusual combination of art and technology—AUDIUM's creators, composer Stan Shaff and equipment designer Doug McEachern, were both professional musicians—AUDIUM's conception and realization were able to evolve jointly. AUDIUM is the only theatre anywhere constructed specifically for sound movement, utilizing the entire environment as a compositional tool.

"I have always been possessed by the evocative qualities all sounds seem to have, whether natural or electronic. Sounds touch deeper levels of our inner life, layers that lie just beneath the visual world. All sounds are communicative—sound as birth, life and death; sound as time and space; sound as object, environment or event. Audiences should feel sound as it bumps up against them, caresses, travels through, covers and enfolds them. "I ask listeners to see with their ears and feel with their bodies sounds as images, dreams and memories. As people walk into a work, they become part of its realization. From entrance to exit, AUDIUM is a sound-space continuum."
—Stan Shaff, Composer

AUDIUM
415.771.1616
1616 Bush St., S.F. 94109
audium.org

Note: A limited number of  tickets may be available at the venue box office.

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale



On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances, the Fairmont offers patrons a delicious buffet supper for $44 plus tax and tip and four hours of free parking at the hotel!  Make dining reservations directly through the hotel at (415) 772-5260.  This offer is subject to availability.  Be sure to reserve soon!

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   5:00 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

8:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 1



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts Theatre weekends and save 10%
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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 1



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Six

See the excellent musicians of the San Francisco Symphony perform in small groups. Hear their individual sound and fine ensemble skills in a wide range of classic and unusual chamber works. Some of these musicians have been performing together for years, others are new friends, but the result is always very satisfying because they perform voluntarily for the love of chamber music.

November 2, 2014
Music for flute and cello; Dvorak Bass Quintet

December 14, 2014
Piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven; Brahms Violin Sonata

February 15, 2015
Music for Bass and Cello; Ewazen Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano; Bartok String Quartet

March 29, 2015
Beethoven Clarinet Trio; Chausson Piano Trio; Joachim Raff String Quartet

April 5, 2015
Taneyev Piano Quintet; Arensky String Quartet

June 7, 2015
Brindel String Quartet, Bach “Goldberg” Variations

$28 General Admission | $22 Students and Seniors | $11 Youth under 18

All shows start at 3pm

3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 1



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

4:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

B9: Love Toward Countless Millions Swelling...



Sunday, June 7, 2015   6:00 PM
Mission Dolores Basilica (16th Street @ Dolores) - San Francisco

Join conductor Urs Leonhardt Steiner and the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for an evening of two of Beethoven's finest compositions - the Ninth Symphony & the Violin Concerto in D Major.  The concert features 5 fantastic soloists - and chorus members coming together from all over the Bay Area to sing Beethoven's famous "Ode to Joy" message:  Love toward countless millions swelling, wafts one kiss to all the world.

9th Symphony - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer, 1824
 
Soloists:
Soprano:  Madison Smith
Alto:  Alexis Murphy-Egri
Tenor:  William Wiggins
Bass: Christopher Filipowicz
 
Choruses:
Golden Gate Symphony Chorus
Adda Clevenger Youth Chorus
Rong Rong Singers
 
Violin Concerto in D Major - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer, 1806
Violin Soloist:  Jaymes Kirksey

Urs Leonhardt Steiner, Music Director

6:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Mission Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
St. Mark's Church Berkeley, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 2



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

2:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 2



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 2



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

4:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

5:00 pm
St. Francis Church Sacramento, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Special Events 2015

David McCullough



Chuck Todd
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Tuesday, March 3, 2015   7:30 PM

Barney Frank
In conversation
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM

David McCullough
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Wednesday, June 17, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

Spanish Gold



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
St. Stephen's Church Belvedere, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Elton: The Sing-Along



Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The Nourse - San Francisco

Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus! We wrap up our 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, we've got it covered... with your help belting some of Sir Elton's most iconic melodies! And don't worry - there will also be breathtaking moments featuring that glorious sound for which SFGMC is famous. So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”... and MANY MORE!!!

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Orquesta Victoria

A 12-piece tango orchestra direct from Buenos Aires

Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
30-minute pre concert talk begins at 7:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Villa Crespo Productions, in collaboration with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Presents…

Orquesta Victoria: A 12-piece tango orchestra direct from Buenos Aires!

West Coast Premiere! New CD Release!

The Marines Memorial show is part of a one-week San Francisco Bay Area tour.

Orquesta Victoria is a 12-piece tango ensemble from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that has performed throughout South America as well as in Germany, Austria, and Russia. The orchestra’s rich sound couples technical precision with passion and romance, encompassing influences from classical music and jazz. The group has several Jewish members including the orchestra’s leader, Ezequiel (Cheche) Ordoñez*. Featuring Alexey Musatov, Maritza Pachecho Blanco, Florencia Prieto, and Juan Villegas on violin, Andres Hojman on viola, Agustín Scheinkerman on cello, Alejandro Drago, main arranger and pianist, Pablo Pesci on clarón, Hugo Satorre and Ezequiel Ordoñez on bandoneón, Hernán Cuadrado on double bass, and Noelia Moncada on vocals.

The group released their first CD Orquesta Victoria in 2011, their second one En Vivo en Café Vanilo in 2013, and has just completed a new CD, La Media Cuadra Inmortal**, comprised entirely of tangos by San Francisco composer and lyricist Débora Simcovich, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires. Please join us for the world premiere of La Media Cuadra Inmortal and enjoy the first chance to hear these new works, plus beloved tango classics, superbly arranged by Orquesta Victoria, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the death of famed, larger-than-life, tango composer and singer, Carlos Gardel.

During a portion of the concert, world renowned tango dancers, Andrea Monti (Tango Maestra, choreographer, US Director of Official Argentine Tango Championship and Festival) and Diego Lanau (Tango Maestro dancer) from Buenos Aires, and Nicholas Tapia and Stephanie Berg (2014 USA Tango Champions) will dance some tangos.

*Ezequiel (Cheche) Ordoñez is the grandson of renowned chess Grand Master, Miguel Najdorf, who in the 1930's fled Europe to Argentina, escaping the Nazis, and made Buenos Aires his home for the rest of his life.

**La Media Cuadra Inmortal ("The Immortal Half Block") refers to the houses on a half block of Aráoz Street in one of Buenos Aires’ most traditional Jewish neighborhoods, Villa Crespo" — like New York’s Lower East Side  — a half block that magically, as if in a time warp, has not changed since the 1950's.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk Jewish Life and Tango in Argentina with Anita Epelbaum Weinstein: Sociologist specializing in the Argentine Jewish community; Argentine Jewish Federation (AMIA)

Jewish immigrants from all over the world began arriving in Argentina in the early 1800's. Along with other immigrant groups, they made numerous contributions to Argentine society including theater, the recording and film industries, and various music genres, distinctively tango music, which greatly benefited from the work of Jewish tango composers, lyricists, musicians, and singers. The history of the Argentine Jewish community and its relationship to Argentine society over the decades as well as its legacy and contribution (which are still enriched by Argentine Jews today) will be discussed in a pre-concert talk by sociologist Anita Epelbaum Weinstein, a Hebrew University graduate and current Argentine Jewish Federation (AMIA) leader.

8:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Elton: The Sing-Along



Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The Nourse - San Francisco

Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus! We wrap up our 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, we've got it covered... with your help belting some of Sir Elton's most iconic melodies! And don't worry - there will also be breathtaking moments featuring that glorious sound for which SFGMC is famous. So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”... and MANY MORE!!!

3:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

Elton: The Sing-Along



Friday, June 26, 2015   8:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015   3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The Nourse - San Francisco

Celebrate Pride with the 275 handsome men of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus! We wrap up our 37th season with a rollicking, joyous sing-along, featuring the best of Sir Elton John. From the worlds of pop music, film, and Broadway, we've got it covered... with your help belting some of Sir Elton's most iconic melodies! And don't worry - there will also be breathtaking moments featuring that glorious sound for which SFGMC is famous. So dust off your bedazzled spectacles, strap on your platform shoes and grab your boa for “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”... and MANY MORE!!!

8:00 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Weekend 4 - Festival Special Event



The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival celebrates the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of thrilling dance performances from around the globe, set in the grand Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which was built for the historic 1915 World’s Fair. These programs feature dances from China, Europe, Hawai'i, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mali, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, the continental US, and Uzbekistan.

Each weekend’s program is unique, and features performances by different dance companies.

For a full June Festival schedule, including information about the opening event at San Francisco City Hall on June 5, please visit www.sfethnicdancefestival.org.

TICKETS: $28 - $48 (for weekends 1 & 2); $16 - $22 (for weekend 4 Film Event)

• Subscribe to all three Palace of Fine Arts weekends and save 10%
• Children 12 and under receive 50% discount for Saturday matinee performances
• Group discount of 10% available (10 tickets or more)


WEEKEND 1
Saturday, June 6, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring ten dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Hawaiian Hula), Chinese Performing Arts of America (Chinese Folkloric and Martial Arts), Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers (Scottish Victorian Ballroom), Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric - Oaxaca), Harsanari (Indonesian Sundanese Silat and Jaipongan), Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company (Filipino Folkloric – Barrio Fiesta), Jikelele Dance Theater (South African Township Theater), Shabnam Shirvani (Middle Eastern and US Belly Dance), Starchild Dance (Harlem Jazz, Lindy, and Hip-Hop)

WEEKEND 2
Saturday, June 13, 2015   2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015   4:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

A “classic” Festival program, featuring nine dance performances from around the world.

Performances by: Academy of Danse Libre (European Social Dance), Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo (Mexican Folkloric - Campeche), Diamano Coura West African Dance Company (Malian Traditional), El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera), Gurus of Dance (Indian Bollywood), LIKHA – Pilipino Folk Ensemble (Filipino Folkloric), Hilit Maniv (Spanish Flamenco and Jewish Ladino), OngDance Company (Korean Tradtional), Tara Catherine Pandeya and Abbos Kosimov Ensemble (Uzbek Traditional)

WEEKEND 3
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is not available for Festival performances during this weekend. Please click here for information about Festival events at other locations the weekend of June 20 - 21.

WEEKEND 4
Saturday, June 27, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco
Tickets: $16 - $22

Festival Special Event

A showing of excerpts from a new documentary film about the Festival, along with special dance performances by Abhinaya Dance Company and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, highlighting the exciting innovation happening in the Bay Area dance community. This event includes the presentation of the Malonga Casquelourd Lifetime Achievement Award to Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, the Festival’s Artistic Directors since 2007.

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow



Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at The Nourse - San Francisco

7:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

The Legend of Zelda

Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest

Saturday, August 29, 2015   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The triforce has been completed with the highly-anticipated, global concert tour of “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest.” The acclaimed concert will visit [Name of the Venue] on [Date of Concert] and will regale fans with a truly unique experience from one of the most beloved game franchises ever. Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from “A Link Between Worlds,” the most recently released The Legend of Zelda game. Never before performed scores accompanied by new gameplay imagery, will appear for the first time ever in “Master Quest,” though fans will still be treated to the show’s now-classic repertoire from seasons past.

Those new to Symphony of the Goddesses will also have the opportunity to experience the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphonic work from last season, which chronicles fanfavorite moments from the franchise's rich and storied history, carefully and expertly timed with a gorgeous, larger than life video presentation.

Journey back to the land of Hyrule with Master Quest, the next chapter in the acclaimed world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Master Quest is a never-before seen or heard multimedia concert experience that celebrates the beloved 28-year-old The Legend of Zelda franchise. It’s not to be missed!

To view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, tour updates and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, visit http://zelda-symphony.com.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Tango Lovers in San Francisco

Awarded as "The Best Show of the Year" by Latin ACE

Saturday, October 3, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2015   6:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco    

Awarded with the LATIN ACE 2015 as the BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR, TANGO LOVERS COMPANY arrives to San Francisco with the show that is revolutionizing all stages.

Tango Lovers show transports the audience across the history of tango through its different styles. Tango Lovers achieves harmony between tango salon and tango show and proposes a different perspective of tango showing its evolution over time. Its dynamism gets the audience travel through different stories making them feel identified by at least one of them. Tango Lovers Show consists of two parts. The first part is inspired by the Golden Age of tango having the Tango culture essence as central axis, mixing wardrobe, dance and songs to bring the audience between years 40 and 50 to make them taste the rhythm of the city of Buenos Aires. The second part shows a different and modern view inspired in the vortex of big cities and the relationships among people while displaying avant-garde aesthetics in a setting filled with art, skills and sensuality of the dancers, musicians and singer.

Tango has never been so provocative…dare to discover the magic of Tango Lovers.

8:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Tango Lovers in San Francisco

Awarded as "The Best Show of the Year" by Latin ACE

Saturday, October 3, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2015   6:00 PM
Herbst Theatre - San Francisco    

Awarded with the LATIN ACE 2015 as the BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR, TANGO LOVERS COMPANY arrives to San Francisco with the show that is revolutionizing all stages.

Tango Lovers show transports the audience across the history of tango through its different styles. Tango Lovers achieves harmony between tango salon and tango show and proposes a different perspective of tango showing its evolution over time. Its dynamism gets the audience travel through different stories making them feel identified by at least one of them. Tango Lovers Show consists of two parts. The first part is inspired by the Golden Age of tango having the Tango culture essence as central axis, mixing wardrobe, dance and songs to bring the audience between years 40 and 50 to make them taste the rhythm of the city of Buenos Aires. The second part shows a different and modern view inspired in the vortex of big cities and the relationships among people while displaying avant-garde aesthetics in a setting filled with art, skills and sensuality of the dancers, musicians and singer.

Tango has never been so provocative…dare to discover the magic of Tango Lovers.

6:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA

Touching the Present Moment

Monastic Community of Thich Nhat Hanh



Saturday, October 10, 2015   3:30 PM
The Nourse - San Francisco

Join us for a talk entitled Touching the Present Moment led by the senior monastics of Thich Nhat Hanh’s community. The afternoon program includes a guided meditation, chanting, a teaching on mindfulness and questions and answers.

www.tnhtour.org

3:30 pm
The Nourse San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Dinner with Humanities West



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Dawn of the Italian Renaissance (1275-1400)



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Fridays Only
Includes 3 Fridays



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm This is a Package. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Fridays and Saturdays
Includes all 3 Fridays & all 3 Saturdays



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm This is a Package. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Balcony Flex Series

Create your own 3 event series.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Dawn of the Italian Renaissance (1275-1400)



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Saturdays Only
Includes all 3 Saturdays



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am This is a Package. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friends Luncheon



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Lamplighters Music Theater

50th Annual Champagne Gala & Auction

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Silent Auction at 3:00 PM, Performance at 4:00 PM
Herbst Theeatre - San Francisco
available soon
4:00 pm
Herbst Theatre San Francisco, CA
Tickets go on sale on 06/01/2015 at 9:30 am PST

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Shakespeare & Cervantes
Dinner with Humanities West



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Shakespeare & Cervantes



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Shakespeare & Cervantes 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Shakespeare & Cervantes 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

Shakespeare & Cervantes



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

Shakespeare & Cervantes
Friends Luncheon



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend
Dinner with Humanities West



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Celts: History, Culture, Legend 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West The Celts: History, Culture, Legend 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Season

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400)
Friday, October 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco

The Italian Renaissance represents a high point of early Western European culture. Italian writers and artists first recaptured and reinvigorated the artistic accomplishments of classical antiquity. The republican communes erected monumental civic palaces and other major architectural works, such as fortifications and public fountains. Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and Giovanni Pisano entered new territory in painting and sculpture, paving the way for later artists such as Masaccio and Brunelleschi. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio wrote their masterpieces in verse and prose, which Chaucer would later retrieve and reimagine in the English language. The music of the Trecento and Ars Nova paralleled the significant achievements in art, architecture, and literature.

On Friday, Paula Findlen (Stanford) lectures on How the Renaissance Began; Shira Kammen, Tim Rayborn, and Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist perform Ars Nova and Beyond: Italian Music from the Borders of the Renaissance. On Saturday, Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara) lectures on Courtly Culture at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Max Grossman (University of Texas at El Paso) on Italian Civic Palaces in the Age of the City-Republics, and David Lummus (Stanford) on the Perspective of Literature in the Early Renaissance. Calextone, featuring Allison Zelles Lloyd, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Shira Kammen, perform The Subtle Art: Courtly Love at the Beginning of the Renaissance. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


Shakespeare & Cervantes

Friday, February 26, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564-1616), two of Western civilization’s greatest writers, helped define modern forms of literature, while enriching the power and expressiveness of their respective languages. They lived amid the tumultuous interconnected histories of the Spanish Golden Age and the Golden Age of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. On the 400th anniversary of their deaths on the same date (though not the same day), we celebrate their vividly created characters, their timeless stories, their enduring themes, and their own personalities, all of which have become deeply embedded in world culture.

On Friday, Roland Greene (Stanford) lectures on the Renaissance World of Cervantes and Shakespeare; Shira Kammen directs Gallimaufry, the new chamber chorus of 20 voices performing Crosscurrent: Renaissance Music from England and Spain, featuring Peter Maund and Michelle Levy. On Saturday, Anthony Cascardi (UC Berkeley) lectures on How Cervantes Invented the Novel in Early Modern Spain, Stephen Orgel (Stanford) on Shakespeare’s Stage / Shakespeare’s Works, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) on Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and its Spanish Connection, and Roland Greene on the Baroque World of Cervantes and Shakespeare. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.


The Celts: History, Culture, Legend

Friday, May 6, 2016   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2016   10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theater - San Francisco
From Galatia in modern Turkey to Galicia in northwest Spain, Celtic peoples dominated pre-Roman Europe, a Celtic past evoked in such place names as Paris, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Celtic culture outlasted Roman military rule and generated a rich archive of art (metal and textiles), religious and cultural traditions, and legends that inspired epic and lyric poetry in Europe’s successor languages. Some Celtic polities (Wales, Brittany) were absorbed into larger national units only in the late medieval period, and Celtic cultural identity remains strong wherever Celtic languages are spoken. The “Romantic Nationalism” of the 18th and 19th centuries rediscovered Europe’s Celtic past and is the spiritual ancestor of contemporary independence movements (Scotland, Catalonia) that look to early modern Europe’s smaller polities. Since the 18th century Celtic musical and literary contributions to the European culture have been notable—from Thomas Moore, the Bard of Erin, to Seamus Heaney.

On Friday, Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley) presents The Celtic World; harpist and actor Patrick Ball dramatizes the Celtic Poet Turlough O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music. On Saturday, Joseph Falaky Nagy (UCLA) lectures on Celtic Storytellers and their “Bag of Tricks” through the Ages, Elaine Treharne (Stanford) on Cats to Rattlebags: Medieval Celtic Scribes and their Books, Karen Overbey (Tufts) on Making Celtic Art: Materials and Meaning from the Iron Age to the Internet, and Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley) on The Celts in Modernist and Contemporary Irish Literature. The program concludes with a panel discussion by the presenters.

For more information, please visit www.humanitieswest.org

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2015-2016 Meals

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend
Friends Luncheon



Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, October 23, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Dawn of the Renaissance (1275-1400) Friends Luncheon
Saturday, October 24, 2015   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Shakespeare & Cervantes Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, February 26, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Shakespeare & Cervantes Friends Luncheon
Saturday, February 27, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Dinner with Humanities West
Friday, May 6, 2016   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

The Celts: History, Culture, Legend Friends Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA
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