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Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

A Chanticleer Christmas



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

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 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.

sold out
8:30 pm
Carmel Mission Carmel, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

25th Annual Home for the Holidays



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

25th Annual Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM*

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

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

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

*PLEASE NOTE: The 9:00 PM Home for the Holidays concert will feature ASL interpreted performances.  For details, please contact boxoffice@sfgmc.org or use the code 'ASL' when ordering online.

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

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

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

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

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

5:00 pm
The Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

25th Annual Home for the Holidays



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

25th Annual Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM*

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

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

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

*PLEASE NOTE: The 9:00 PM Home for the Holidays concert will feature ASL interpreted performances.  For details, please contact boxoffice@sfgmc.org or use the code 'ASL' when ordering online.

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

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

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

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

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

7:00 pm
The Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Season 37: Journey

25th Annual Home for the Holidays



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

25th Annual Home for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 24, 2014   5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 9:00 PM*

Castro Theatre - San Francisco

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

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

*PLEASE NOTE: The 9:00 PM Home for the Holidays concert will feature ASL interpreted performances.  For details, please contact boxoffice@sfgmc.org or use the code 'ASL' when ordering online.

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

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

Morgan Smith, Kip Niven

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

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

9:00 pm
The Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA

Straight No Chaser

Live in Concert



Sunday, December 28, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon - with a massive fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous national TV appearances, and proven success with two holiday releases, 2008’s HOLIDAY SPIRITS and 2009’s CHRISTMAS CHEERS as well as WITH A TWIST, released this spring. In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and vocal pro-tooling, Straight No Chaser is the real deal - the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

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

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

A Prairie Home Companion

A live broadcast with Garrison Keillor



Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:45 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion revitalized radio in 1974 with the intimate and eclectic public radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. The weekly broadcasts showcase Keillor’s gift as a writer, storyteller, producer, and performer, and are listened to by over four million Americans. With rich and meandering reports of the life and times of the fictitious Midwestern town, Lake Wobegon, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Keillor’s signature monologue. The program is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East.

sold out
2:45 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

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

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2015

5,000 Years of Civilization. Live on Stage!



Thursday, January 8, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 9, 2015   2:00 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015   2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015   2:00 PM
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco

A DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE RETURNS:
Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization! From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul!

A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL FEEL: Throughout history, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow in this noble tradition, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. Experience the Shen Yun difference!

“Absolutely beautiful ... so inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.”
Robert Stromberg, Emmy and Academy Award winner, production designer for “Avatar”

“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night.”
New York Times

“Lavish production, dazzling costumes, brilliant choreography, extravagantly beautiful.”
Broadway World

2:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Marcus Roberts, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adia Chan

Live In Concert



Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater – San Francisco


In 1986, as a student in Hong Kong, Adia Chan participated in the "Sally Yeh Interpretation Singing Contest" and Adia won 1st Place and thus entered the entertainment circle.  Credits include 34 Television Series, 17 Golden Albums and 12 movies.  Among them, her superb performance in the TV series "The Songbird" and her Record Breaking Album "Beside the Sea, Beside the Seaside" had earned her the Crown of Six Platinum Sales Achievements in Hong Kong.  One of her top achievements was being the Lead Female in Jacky Cheung's Musical "Snow Wolf Lake - Singapore" in 1997.  Recently, Adia had held two concerts at the Hong Kong City Hall on February 14 & 15.

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Broadway Song & Dance

A Musical Revue



Saturday, January 17, 2015   8:00 PM

Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

Over 35 local performers salute Broadway's best song and dance numbers. This high energy musical revue combines a super selection of Broadway classics with songs from today's hottest shows. Don't miss this evening filled with comedy, dance and beautiful music.

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

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

Sadhguru in San Francisco

Wisdom, Meditation and Bliss.



Sunday, January 18, 2015   3:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wisdom, Meditation and Bliss.

Join us on this rare occasion to be in Sadhguru’s presence and explore life’s deepest questions.

Enlivened with engaging discourses, guided meditations and vibrant music by Sounds of Isha, this one-time event is an oasis for those thirsty for a life of exuberance and clarity.

3:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth Speaks

The 18th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Monday, January 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Every year, Youth Speaks gathers the community to celebrate the ongoing life and legacy of Dr. King. Our celebration — Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — is not a reenactment of speeches, a slideshow, or a polite revue of well-honed platitudes. It is a showcase of young people from throughout the Bay Area who have written, in their own voices, original works that grapple with the thoughts and work of the man, who are working to demand—in their own voices, in their lifetimes—huge leaps into possibility, an ongoing commitment to love like a consuming fire. We create a safe space—a beloved community—where our young people can—in the presence of many—give voice to realities that must be understood, embraced, and integrated into our common lives if we are to survive. This year join us as we listen to excerpts of some of Dr. King’s powerful oratory and witness the responses from our young people.

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Virtuosi Series
Includes 3 performances



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7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

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

Miranda July



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

8 Event Series Ticket
(DOES NOT INCLUDE David Brooks)
Series subscribers save and get the best seats



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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

9 Event Series Ticket
Series subscribers save and get the best seats



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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner



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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest

StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman



StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman
Friday, January 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Young Masters Series
Includes 3 performances



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2:00 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert One



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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music 3 Concert Series

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Various Various

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet



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

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

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

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

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

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

4:00 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

Live Nation Presents Tim Minchin

Live Nation Presents Tim Minchin



Sunday, January 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer.

Originally from Perth, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre at the University of Western Australia in 1995, then an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music at the Conservatorium of WA – part of the WA Academy of Performing Arts – in 1998.

In 2002, he moved to Melbourne, where he began to develop the solo comedy shows which have gained him public and critical acclaim. He developed his unique style during an 18-month period when he played regularly in the famous 40-seat cabaret room of The Butterfly Clubin South Melbourne, before producing his break out show, Dark Side, at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005. This show won the inaugural Festival Directors’ Award and was picked up by legendary Edinburgh producer, Karen Koren, matriarch of the Gilded Balloon.

At the Edinburgh Fringe, Tim became one of the most successful ever debut acts, selling out the 300-seat Debating Hall and winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. He subsequently went on to perform Dark Side at the Soho Theare and the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End, and also appeared on a bill with Mariah Carey and Westlife for the Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser at the Royal Albert Hall (RAH), London.

sold out
7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Cavatina Duo



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

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

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer



StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman
Friday, January 23, 2015   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Stacey Kent: Favorites



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

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

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

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

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

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

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

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

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

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

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

8:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights



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

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

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

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

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

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

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

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

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

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

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

sold out
7:30 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Eric Schlosser



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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong



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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



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

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

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s 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
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Uri Caine, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



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

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

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s 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

Broadway @ The Nourse

Megan Hilty
featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist/host

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


Star of NBC's Smash & Broadway's Wicked
MEGAN HILTY
featuring Sirius XM Radio Star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host
Saturday, February 7, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater

Star of 30 Rock, Glee & Broadway's Xanadu
CHEYENNE JACKSON
with special guest drag superstar VARLA JEAN MERMAN
featuring Sirius XM Radio star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host
Saturday, March 14, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater

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 Cheyenne Jackson.  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
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

The Cousins Bach



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

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

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s 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

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

Daniel Handler



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures and The Believer present Nick Hornby

Hosted by Vendela Vida



An Evening with Nick Hornby
Hosted by Vendela Vida
Wednesday, February 11, 2015   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

British writer Nick Hornby made his debut in 1992 with the autobiographical Fever Pitch, a chronicle of his adventures as an obsessed fan of the Arsenal Football Club. Since then, Hornby has written four other books of nonfiction, as well as numerous articles and critical pieces, and seven novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy - both made into major motion pictures. Hornby wrote the screenplay for the widely acclaimed 2009 film, An Education. He also wrote the screenplay for the forthcoming film Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir. His newest novel is Funny Girl, the story of two women in comedy in the sixties and will be published in early 2015.  In "Stuff I’ve Been Reading," his decade-long column in The Believer magazine, Hornby writes about books he has bought and read throughout the month, guided by the mantra "Read what you enjoy, not what bores you."

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll



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

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

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
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

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Tommy Emmanuel Workshop



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

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

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

2:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll



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

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

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alisa Weilerstein, cello



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Subscription Packages

Andras Schiff Series
Includes 2 performances



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2:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Andras Schiff



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

2:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Three

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

7:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

Live Nation Presents Maz Jobrani

I'm Not A Terrorist But I've Played One On TV
Book Tour and Comedy Show!



Friday, February 20, 2015   8:00 PM

Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Maz Jobrani is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central, had his own Showtime comedy special, Brown and Friendly, and has done standup comedy around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan.  Maz starred in the films Friday After Next, 13 Going on 30, and The Interpreter.  On TV he was a regular on ABC's Knights of Prosperity and FOX's Life on a Stick. He also recurred on ABC's Better Off Ted. Maz has guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm, 24, ER, NYPD Blue, Traffic Light, and most recently Man Up. He has performed his standup on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Lopez Tonight. He has been featured on NPR, CNN, The BBC and in print in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. Maz also co-hosts a podcast called “Minivan Men” about fatherhood which has garnered great reviews on iTunes.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

2:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

International Guitar Night



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

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

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
Brava Theater Center San Francisco, CA

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Two



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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

2:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Andras Schiff



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Maria Valdes, soprano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

Charlemagne - Dinner Ticket



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

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

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

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

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

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

5:00 pm
The Regimental Room, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

7:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Balcony Flex Series

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

Humanities West Charlemagne 2-Day Balcony Combo

Includes Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Charlemagne 2-Day Orchestra Combo

Includes Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
7:30 pm This is a Bundle. Click here for Details
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Charlemagne



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

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

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

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

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

AUDIUM

AUDIUM

 

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

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

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

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

8:15 pm
Audium San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

Charlemagne



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

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

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

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

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

Humanities West Meals

Charlemagne - Luncheon Ticket



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

2:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Buika

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins



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

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

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

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

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

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

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

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

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Sittin' on a Rainbow

The Music of Harold Arlen



Saturday, February 14, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 20, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015   7:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015   1:00 PM*

Eureka Theatre - San Francisco

The San Francisco Arts Education Project presents Sittin' on a Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen, an original musical revue performed by the SFArtsED Players a musical theater company of 50 young performers ages 9 to 14. Celebrate the work of Harold Arlen, one the great American composers, whose extraordinary songbook includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," Blues in the Night," "Accentuate the Positive," "Get Happy" and many more. For more information visit www.sfartsed.org

* Tickets for the 1:00 PM show on Sunday, March 8, 2015 are $40 ($20 for students and seniors) and include a special performance by Paula West, drinks, hors d’ouevres and dessert as part of the Players’ Family Benefit Reception and Closing Day Party, a fundraiser for the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

1:00 pm
Eureka Theatre San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins



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

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

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

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

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

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

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

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

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

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

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

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

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Philip Glass: The Etudes



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - Special Events 2015

Chuck Todd



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

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Open Rehearsal - Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:00 am
Kanbar Performing Arts Center San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

6 Event Series Ticket
Series subscribers save and get the best seats

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 Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome
Katie Pollard

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 Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Humanities West and Ars Minerva

Bringing Lost Italian Carnival Music to the Stage



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

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

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

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

6:00 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

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

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

10:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Garrick Ohlsson



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

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

LA CLEOPATRA

By Daniele da Castrovillari (1662)

A MODERN WORLD PREMIERE



Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco 

Ars Minerva is creating a Carnival Series and will bring every year Venice to San Francisco by reviving a forgotten Venetian Opera originally written for the Carnival.

Daniele da Castrovillaris La Cleopatra– lost in the archives of Venices Biblioteca Marciana since its premiere in 1662 – bears the name of the femme fatale whose legend has been recounted by everyone from Plutarch to Burton and Taylor. But those who anticipate yet another version of that famed tragedy should brace themselves for a hefty dose of the unexpected. Castrovillari and his librettist Giacomo dallAngelo conjure up a lively salmagundi of romance, jealousy, skullduggery, sensuality, comedy, political catastrophe and attempted murder, climaxing in a surprise ending that is entirely in the spirit of Carnevale. Ars Minervas ensemble of talented young baroque specialists will bring this unique discovery back to sonorous life this coming March.


Much has been said about Cleopatra and Marc Anthony and yet they are presenting another version of the story… Don’t miss it! Buy tickets to La Cleopatra, a Modern World Premiere!

Cast:
Cleopatra: Céline Ricci
Marc Antonio: Randall Scotting
Ottavia: Nell Snaidas
Coriaspe: Jennifer Ellis Kampani
Arsinoe: Molly Mahoney
and more

www.arsminerva.org

7:30 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

2015 Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

2015 Bay Area Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival



Saturday, March 14, 2015
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

For over three decades the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival has been delighting Bay Area audiences and has grown to become the leading showcase for talented vocal groups from the region. From vocal jazz to doo wop, gospel to pop and all styles in between, you will be amazed at the versatility of the human voice on display in this most exhilarating evening of vocal harmony singing. This event always sells out so get your tickets early!

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Broadway @ The Nourse

Cheyenne Jackson
with special guest Varla Jean Merman
featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist/host

A Concert Series To Benefit San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand & San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus


Star of NBC's Smash & Broadway's Wicked
MEGAN HILTY
featuring Sirius XM Radio Star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host
Saturday, February 7, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater

Star of 30 Rock, Glee & Broadway's Xanadu
CHEYENNE JACKSON
with special guest drag superstar VARLA JEAN MERMAN
featuring Sirius XM Radio star SETH RUDETSKY as pianist/host
Saturday, March 14, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater

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 Cheyenne Jackson.  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.

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8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

LA CLEOPATRA

By Daniele da Castrovillari (1662)

A MODERN WORLD PREMIERE



Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco 

Ars Minerva is creating a Carnival Series and will bring every year Venice to San Francisco by reviving a forgotten Venetian Opera originally written for the Carnival.

Daniele da Castrovillaris La Cleopatra– lost in the archives of Venices Biblioteca Marciana since its premiere in 1662 – bears the name of the femme fatale whose legend has been recounted by everyone from Plutarch to Burton and Taylor. But those who anticipate yet another version of that famed tragedy should brace themselves for a hefty dose of the unexpected. Castrovillari and his librettist Giacomo dallAngelo conjure up a lively salmagundi of romance, jealousy, skullduggery, sensuality, comedy, political catastrophe and attempted murder, climaxing in a surprise ending that is entirely in the spirit of Carnevale. Ars Minervas ensemble of talented young baroque specialists will bring this unique discovery back to sonorous life this coming March.


Much has been said about Cleopatra and Marc Anthony and yet they are presenting another version of the story… Don’t miss it! Buy tickets to La Cleopatra, a Modern World Premiere!

Cast:
Cleopatra: Céline Ricci
Marc Antonio: Randall Scotting
Ottavia: Nell Snaidas
Coriaspe: Jennifer Ellis Kampani
Arsinoe: Molly Mahoney
and more

www.arsminerva.org

2:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

4:00 pm
Newman Auditorium Santa Rosa, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Takacs Quartet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

7:30 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell

Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome
Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

The 19th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Grand Slam Finals



Saturday, March 21, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Come celebrate the 19th Annual Grand Slam Finals of the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam! The annual slam (an Olympic-style poetry competition) features hundreds of young writers, emcees, and performers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and attracts almost 10,000 audience members during its month-long run.

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

8:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Avedis Chamber Music Series

Concert Three



Join us in 2015 for a season of audience favorites from the past by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Poulenc and Piazzolla and stellar new works, including a San Francisco premiere. Avedis ticket holders will be admitted at 1 pm for the 2 pm concerts, so consider having lunch at the café before each concert. Be sure to order by December 31 to receive extra savings on season tickets.

Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Shawnette Sulker, Soprano
Michael Dailey, tenor
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, piano
SF Conservatory String Ensemble

Sunday, February 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
Roy Malan, violin
Paul Hersh, viola

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Leah Crocetto, soprano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

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

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

6:30 pm
Hotel Rex San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts 2014-2015

Hye-Jin Kim & Joao Luiz



Kazuhito Yamashita
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

The Romeros
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Cavatina Duo
Saturday, January 31, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel CGP
with special guest Clive Carroll

Friday, Febrary 13, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Tommy Emmanuel Workshop
Saturday, February 14, 2015   12:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre Lobby - San Francisco

International Guitar Night
Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Erik Mongrain, and Brian Gore
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7:30 PM
Brava Theater Center - San Francisco

David Russell
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Hye-jin Kim, violin & João Luiz, guitar
Friday, March 27, 2015   7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with San Francisco Performances
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Wake Up San Francisco

One Day of Extraordinary Transformation



Saturday, March 28, 2015   10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Visit www.wakeupevent.com for full schedule and further details.

How can we stay sane, resourceful, and connected to the limitless depths of our being right in the midst of our busy lives? Is such a thing possible? Is spiritual awakening reserved for people who travel to retreats and monasteries, or is it possible that we can touch spiritual awakening and the depths of the human heart right in the midst of the chaos of our lives? Wake Up San Francisco is a one-day event on Saturday, March 28th that immerses participants in the awakening of the human heart. Bringing together spiritual teachers, poets, musicians, yogis, psychological researchers, healers, and lovers of life, Wake Up San Francisco promises to be a day of reflection, new insight, and transformation.

You are warmly invited to join pioneering spiritual teacher Adyashanti and music sensation Alanis Morissette for a one-of-a-kind dialogue about waking up in the midst of everyday life. The author of books including Emptiness Dancing and Falling into Grace, Adyashanti is one of today's most sought-after teachers, especially when it comes to his rare public appearances. Alanis is most recognized for her album Jagged Little Pill (which still ranks as the number one top-selling debut album for a female artist). The dialogue will be hosted by Sounds True founder, Tami Simon, and will be followed by an intimate concert with Alanis Morissette.

In addition to Adyashanti and Alanis Morissette, presenters at Wake Up San Francisco include:
• Caroline Myss, New York Times bestselling author and leading voice in the field of energy medicine
• Mario Martinez, clinical neuropsychologist lecturing worldwide on how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity
• Sally Kempton, author of Awakening Shakti and Meditation for the Love of It, on the transformative power of kundalini
• Roger Housden, author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, on beauty as a portal to awakening
• Sera Beak, Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions and author of Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story

When we touch a limitless sense of being—vast, open, undivided—and do so in an embodied way, we paradoxically become more uniquely ourselves, more empowered, and on fire to bring forward our unique gifts. We wake up to our courage, to our authenticity, and to contributing to the well-being of others in fresh and meaningful ways. We welcome you to join us at Wake Up San Francisco!

Note: We will break for lunch from 12:00–1:30 pm and for dinner from 5:30–7:30 pm. Please make plans for meals in the area on your own.

Early Bird Pricing Extended! Save $50 until January 30th!

10:00 am
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Four

See the excellent musicians of the San Francisco Symphony perform in small groups. Hear their individual sound and fine ensemble skills in a wide range of classic and unusual chamber works. Some of these musicians have been performing together for years, others are new friends, but the result is always very satisfying because they perform voluntarily for the love of chamber music.

November 2, 2014
Music for flute and cello; Dvorak Bass Quintet

December 14, 2014
Piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven; Brahms Violin Sonata

February 15, 2015
Music for Bass and Cello; Ewazen Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano; Bartok String Quartet

March 29, 2015
Beethoven Clarinet Trio; Chausson Piano Trio; Joachim Raff String Quartet

April 5, 2015
Taneyev Piano Quintet; Arensky String Quartet

June 7, 2015
Brindel String Quartet, Bach “Goldberg” Variations

$28 General Admission | $22 Students and Seniors | $11 Youth under 18

All shows start at 3pm

3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Elias Quartet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

Chanticleer 2014-2015 Season

National Youth Choral Festival



The Gypsy in My Soul
September 19–28, 2014
The Gypsy in my Soul traverses the impulses we all share: longing for community, wanderlust, curiosity, a reverence for the natural world around us, and the gypsy spirit that is somewhere within us all. Songs of sorrow and longing are set by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria. The new places a wandering soul may encounter are explored by Gabrieli, Gesualdo and Poulenc. The spirituality of nature and place in many cultures are represented by Villa-Lobos, Alfvén, Ligeti, Bartok, and Kodaly. Gypsies left a considerable impression on the culture of southern Spain, captured in the work of Steven Sametz and Carmen Cavallaro, as well as in folk music from Serbia and Romania. The free-roaming gypsy spirit is idealized in several works from the Great American Songbook, including arrangements by Chanticleer audience favorites Joseph Jennings and Gene Puerling, as well as newly commissioned arrangements and gems from Chanticleer’s latest studio album, Someone New.

A Chanticleer Christmas
December 12–22, 2014
A Chanticleer Christmas is Chanticleer’s beloved offering, a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The warmth and profundity of A Chanticleer Christmas are revealed in a telling of the Christmas story in Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals.

National Youth Choral Festival
March 30, 2015
Chanticleer takes its extensive world-wide education program to new heights with its second National Youth Choral Festival™. The festival, which takes place between March 27 and 30 in San Francisco, will bring together over 200 student singers in 10 high-school choirs from across the country. The four-day choral immersion will place the visiting choirs in close, intensive interaction with the members of Chanticleer, who will coach them in all areas critical to the choral art. The climactic event on March 30 will feature Chanticleer and the choirs on stage at Davies Symphony Hall performing a gala concert with special guest artists.

Spanish Gold
June 10–17, 2015
The exuberant creative richness of 16th century Spain left a legacy of magnificent and sensuous music that profoundly influenced the rest of Europe and our own continent. As Spain enjoyed its Golden Century (El Siglo de Oro), art and music of inestimable beauty were created by a wealth of original voices, from the sublime religious mysticism of Tomás Luis de Victoria and Cristóbal de Morales to the nobility of Francisco Guerrero and the earthy folksongs of Mateo Flecha. The music of 16th century Spain and the New World has always been at the heart of Chanticleer’s repertoire, transporting us happily back to our early music roots.

8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Slavoj Zizek



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Chamber Music Sundaes 2014-2015 Season

Concert Five

See the excellent musicians of the San Francisco Symphony perform in small groups. Hear their individual sound and fine ensemble skills in a wide range of classic and unusual chamber works. Some of these musicians have been performing together for years, others are new friends, but the result is always very satisfying because they perform voluntarily for the love of chamber music.

November 2, 2014
Music for flute and cello; Dvorak Bass Quintet

December 14, 2014
Piano trios by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven; Brahms Violin Sonata

February 15, 2015
Music for Bass and Cello; Ewazen Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano; Bartok String Quartet

March 29, 2015
Beethoven Clarinet Trio; Chausson Piano Trio; Joachim Raff String Quartet

April 5, 2015
Taneyev Piano Quintet; Arensky String Quartet

June 7, 2015
Brindel String Quartet, Bach “Goldberg” Variations

$28 General Admission | $22 Students and Seniors | $11 Youth under 18

All shows start at 3pm

3:00 pm
The Crowden School Berkeley, CA

California Academy of Sciences
Conversations on Science 2015

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson

Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome
Katie Pollard
Wednesday, March 04, 2015   7:30 PM

Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell
Wednesday, March 18, 2015   7:30 PM

The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson
Wednesday, April 08, 2015   7:30 PM

The Internet of Things
Vinton Cerf
Wednesday, April 29, 2015   7:30 PM

The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker
Wednesday, May 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Drugs, Dopamine and Lessons From the Brain
Nora Volkow
Tuesday, June 30, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On Art & Politics 2015

Jon Ronson



Alzheimer's: Moving Towards a Cure
With Paula Wolfert, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey Kerchner
In conversation with Patricia Unterman
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, January 22, 2015   7:30 PM

Eric Schlosser
In conversation with Phil Bronstein
Thursday, February 5, 2015   7:30 PM

Slavoj Zizek
Friday, April 3, 2015   7:30 PM
(SPECIAL EVENT - Not included with Series Ticket)

Jon Ronson
In conversation with Jon Mooallem
Thursday, April 9, 2015   7:30 PM

Candice Bergen
Monday, April 20, 2015   7:30 PM

David Brooks
In conversation with Robert Reich
Tuesday, April 28, 2015   7:30 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard
In conversation with Daniel Handler
Monday, May 4, 2015   7:30 PM

Gary Snyder
Reading & Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2015   7:30 PM

John Waters
In conversation with Adam Savage
Thursday, May 21, 2015   7:30 PM

Sally Mann
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   7:30 PM

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College
2014-2015 Chamber Concert Series

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet



Breathtaking in Perfection
Anton Nel
Sunday, October 19, 2014   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

A Sumptuous Sound
The New Esterhazy Quartet
Friday, November 14, 2014   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Sparkling & Eloquent
The Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, January 25, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Triumphant Virtuosity
Gilles Apap & Grace Fong
Friday, Feburary 6, 2015   7:30 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Playing from the Heart
Anne-Marie McDermott
Sunday, March 15, 2015   4:00 PM
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

Utterly Compelling
The Alexander String Quartet
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:30 PM
Carole L. Ellis, Petaluma Campus

7:30 pm
Carole L. Ellis Auditorium Petaluma, CA

Cypress String Quartet

16th Annual Call & Response



Friday, April 10, 2015   8:00 PM
7:15 PM Pre-concert talk with composer Philippe Hersant
Marines' Memorial Theatre - San Francisco

In this season's "Night"-themed Call & Response program, the Cypress String Quartet explores how nocturnal inspirations can produce vastly different pieces of music.

The 16th Annual Call & Response concert - on April 10th, 2015 in San Francisco - features works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Béla Bartók, along with a newly commissioned work by French composer Philippe Hersant.

In Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2, we hear how one starry night can inspire a hymn-like movement full of rich harmonies. Bartok's String Quartet No.4 presents a more eerie soundscape. Who better to carry on this vein of inspiration than one of France's greatest living composers, Philippe Hersant?

Affected deeply by their personal backgrounds and relationships, and by events of the world in which they have lived, each composer's painting of the night grants us extraordinary insight into the hearts of humankind.

Program Details
(order subject to change)
Bartok String Quartet No.4
Beethoven String Quartet Op.59 No.2
Philippe Hersant String Quartet No.5 *World Premiere*

available soon
8:00 pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program A



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program B



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program B



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 Season

Children's Crusade



The Romantic Imagination
With Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church - San Francisco
Sunday October 5, 2014   4:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley

Featuring the world premiere performance of Alexander Blachly’s arrangements of Lieder by Schubert (“Die junge Nonne,” “Du bist die Ruh”) Beethoven (“In questa tomba oscura,” “Aus Goethes Faust”), Schumann (“Die Hochländer-Witwe”) and Amy Beach (“I Sent My Heart”), plus Jon Nakamatsu performing two Liszt arrangements of Schumann Lieder, for solo piano, Widmung and Frühlingsnacht. He is also playing Lisa Bielawa’s piece Wait accompanied by SFGC singing the drone.

Northern Lights
Monday, December 8, 2014   8:00 PM
Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco

The full complement of more than 300 voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and School take the Davies Symphony Hall stage is song for the annual celebration of the season, which this year will feature winter and holiday-themed music from Nordic countries in anticipation of the Chorus’ June tour, plus carols and audience sing-along.

Children’s Crusade
Friday, April  17, 2015   8:00 PM
First Congregational Church - Berkeley
Sunday, April 19, 2015   4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco

West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug, an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, with text by Bertoldt Brecht; plus works by Lili Boulanger (Pie Jesu) and Philip Glass (Father Death Blues), with instrumental ensemble.

American Vanguard
With Carla Kihlstedt, violinist/composer
Friday June 5, 2015   8:00 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The Girls Chorus will close the season at the forefront of innovation-delivering compelling, technically impeccable and emotionally rich performances of significant music of our own time. This program features modern and contemporary American masterworks the Chorus has been invited to tour Nordic counties including Meredith Monk, John Cage, Carla Kihlstedt, Lou Harrison, and others.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

2:00 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program C



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
YBCA Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

Rossinis The Marriage Contract



Steven Isserlis, Boccherini, and Haydn
October 8-12, 2014
Join cellist Steven Isserlis and conductor Nicholas McGegan for a concert celebrating the charm and wit of the Classical era. Renowned for performances which combine authenticity with energetic dynamism, Steven Isserlis plays C.P.E. Bach’s inventive Concerto for Violoncello in A major, full of unexpected twists and turns, and Boccherini’s elegant Concerto for Violoncello No. 7. McGegan leads energetic performances of two carefree and playful symphonies by Joseph Haydn.

Andreas Scholl, J.S. Bach, and Handel
November 7-9, 2014
Hear Andreas Scholl, the world-renowned countertenor with a “darkly entrancing” voice (The New Yorker) sing music by two Baroque masters: Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving Cantata No. 170, and Handel arias including “Va tacito” from Giulio Cesare. Julian Wachner, known for his joyful conducting at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, leads Philharmonia in J.S. Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. The wistful tones of oboe and horns combine in Telemann’s sweetly melodic Concerto in F major to wonderful effect.

Vivaldi and Zelenka: A Joyous Christmas
December 3-7, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season with joyous sacred music by Vivaldi, Zelenka, and others. Vivaldi’s recently-discovered Dixit Dominus combines pealing trumpets, exultant strings, and soaring choral harmonies, rivaling his Gloria in beauty and magnificence. Hear it with the Philharmonia Chorale and sparkling soloists including Dominique Labelle, Christopher Ainslie, and Dashon Burton. Zelenka’s Missa Nativitatis Domini (“Christmas Mass”) includes ornate arias and duets, enthralling choral passages, and richly expressive harmonies from the orchestra. Rounding out the program are Vevajnovsky’s Sonata natalis and Joseph Haydn’s Ave Regina Coelorum, a tender hymn to a young girl Haydn loved but lost to the convent.

The Cousins Bach
February 4-8, 2014
Discover moving music by two members of the illustrious Bach family: Johann Ludwig and Johann Bernhard, both cousins of Johann Sebastian. The Trauermusik (“Mourning Music”), a setting of text from the Book of Psalms, is full of brisk cadences, soaring recitative, and tender vocal melodies sung by guest artists including Sherezade Panthaki and the Philharmonia Chorale. Let this concert transport you with the glories of music by two Bachs.

Rachel Podger and Vivaldi
March 13-15, 2014
Violin virtuoso Rachel Podger returns to Philharmonia to lead this program of Vivaldi’s most popular works from L’estro armonico and La cetra. Podger leads the orchestra with warmth and verve-as well as a generous helping of the dazzling technique which makes her a sought-after soloist the world over. Savor the shimmering textures, exquisite dissonances, and thrilling high-speed passages which make Vivaldi among the most beloved of Baroque composers.

Rossini’s The Marriage Contract
April 15-19, 2014
Nicholas McGegan leads Rossini’s first great opera, The Marriage Contract, a comic masterpiece featuring vocal soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant – over the opposition of Eduardo, Fanny’s lover. Full of boisterous melodies from the orchestra and vocal fireworks from the Adler Fellows, this production marks an exciting collaboration between American’s premier period-instrument orchestra and the next generation of opera stars.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Program C



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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

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

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

All programs at the Nourse Theater - San Francisco

4:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Dubravka Tomsic



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

7:30 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel 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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Lisa Bielawa & Friends



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures - On 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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater 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 Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015 Subscription 3: Celebrating Terry Riley

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CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

The Great War - Dinner Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

5:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, 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

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater San Francisco, CA

Humanities West 2014-2015 Season

The Great War



From Haydn to Schoenfield:
Rockin’ the Sonata with the Saint Michael Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014   7:30 PM
Music at its most fun! Both Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Paul Schoenfield (1947- ) are highly formal in their sonata form. Yet Haydn’s classical sonatas embodied the formalism of the 18th-century Enlightenment, while Detroit native Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” (1987) expresses the whimsy and energy of a 21st-century urban metropolis.Daniel Cher (violin), Russell Hancock (piano, lecturer), and Michel Flexer (cello) demonstrate through illustrated lecture and performance how two utterly different composers use the same tools to express the sentiment of their age.An antidote to the staid world of classical music, the artists earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.

The Roman Republic (509-27 BCE)
Friday, October 24, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014   10:00 AM
From its legendary origins as a tiny cluster of villages in the Italian countryside, ancient Rome grew into a vast metropolis and the dominant power of the Mediterranean. Leaders of the Roman Republic established a constitutional framework that embodied principles of separation of powers, checks and balances, and the rights and duties of citizenship (for some) — a model that endured for centuries. Ultimately civil strife exacerbated by wide disparities in social and economic wellbeing and the strains of governing a far-flung empire doomed Cicero’s Republican Rome in the first century BCE. From its modeling of democratic values to its golden age of drama and its Greek- and Etruscaninspired art, the Roman Republic was a major turning point in western civilization that inspires us to this day.

Charlemagne: The Father of Western Europe
Friday, February 27, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015   10:00 AM
Even 1200 years after his death in 814, Charlemagne still symbolizes a critical turning point in Western civilization. King of the Franks and Lombards, Emperor of a New Rome, Charles the Great ushered in the Carolingian Renaissance and fathered a dynasty. While political unity proved ephemeral, his economic, administrative, educational, and religious reforms created an enduring cultural identity that encompassed the heartland of today’s Western Europe. For the first time, European political power shifted from the Mediterranean’s Byzantine and Islamic empires to continental (and Catholic) Europe.

The Great War: Culutral Reverberations Across Europe
Friday, May 1, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 AM
The First World War collapsed empires, redrew national boundaries, caused cataclysmic change in a generation of Europeans, and revolutionized long-held world views all across Europe. From 1914–18, “The Great War” raged amid a vast crisis of cultural confidence. The war to end all wars was a monumental catastrophe, one of history’s major turning points. Yet among The Great War’s legacies of drastic political, social, and cultural change has been its immense artistic response in music, film, art, and literature.

10:00 am
Marines' Memorial Theatre San Francisco, CA

Humanities West Meals

The Great War - Luncheon Ticket



Friday, September 19, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Heritage Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Friday, October 24, 2014   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, October 25, 2014   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors
 
Friday, February 27, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Regimental Room, 10th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, February 28, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

Friday, May 1, 2015   5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to Humanities West donors of $250 or more

Saturday, May 2, 2015   12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Crystal Lounge, 11th Floor - Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
Open to all Humanities West donors

12:00 pm
The Crystal Lounge, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel San Francisco, CA

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Thollem McDonas

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Cowell Theater 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

Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet:
Alexandra Hawley, flute
James Matheson, oboe
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet
Lawrence Ragent, horn
Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Sunday, May 3, 2015   2:00 PM
Alexandra Hawley, flute
Emily Laurance, harp
Roy Malan, violin
Susan Freier, violin and viola
Paul Hersh, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Mark Brandenburg, clarinet

All performances are at the Legion of Honor, in the Florence Gould Theater. For non-members wishing to see the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection, there is an admission fee of $10 general, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. However, on May 3rd museum admission is free for BofA or Merrill Lynch cardholders with the Museums On Us program.

2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater San Francisco, CA

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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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

CIIS Public Programs & Performances Spring 2015

Yuna

Edward James Olmos
Moving Beyond the Myth of the Melting Pot
Thursday, February 19, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Brandon Stanton
What Humans of New York Says about Our Shared Humanity
Friday, February 26, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Buika
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Wendy Davis
Standing Up for Women's Rights
Thursday March 5, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Ben Huh
Making Failure Cheap: Managing Risk to Ensure Success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   7:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Lea DeLaria
Why Butch Still Matters: Identity, Gender, and the Media
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

Cornel West
The Burden Carried by African American Men
Friday, April 10, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

David Zirin and Jaclyn Friedman
Domestic Violence, Rape Culture, and the Misogyny of Sports
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

An Evening with Lila Downs
Saturday, April 22, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

The Complete String Quartets of John Zorn
Thursday, April 30, 2015   8:00 PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco

Kala Ramnath
Friday, May 1, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Thollem McDonas
Saturday, May 2, 2015   8:00 PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason - San Francisco

Yuna
Saturday, May 9, 2015   8:00 PM
Nourse Theater - San Francisco

8:00 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

11:00 am
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Stephen Hough



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Farallon Quintet



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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 Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater 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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Open Rehearsal - Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

10:00 am
Kanbar Performing Arts Center San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

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 Nourse Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

SFP Culture Card 2014-2015 Season

Exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music



San Francisco Performances brings you the SFP Culture Card, a program exclusively for students (and postdoctoral fellows) at UCSF and SF Conservatory of Music. The SFP Culture Card makes it easy and inexpensive to enrich your life with the world's finest music and dance.

For only $25 you can attend 25 performances selected from our exciting 2014–2015 Season. This year’s offerings include performances by composer and pianist Philip Glass; choreographer Wendy Whelan; jazz pianist Vijay Iyer; and Saturday morning lecture/concerts on Mozart with our resident ensemble the Alexander String Quartet and music historian-in-residence Robert Greenberg, just to name a few.

See the list of available Culture Club performances at www.sfperformances.org/culturecard. You can attend any or all of the performances listed.

Collect your FREE ticket on the night of the performance by coming to the box office 1 hour before the performance starts. Present your SFP Culture Card with coordinating Student ID to claim your ticket. You must show your valid Student ID that you used to sign up for the card—no exceptions.

The Culture Card is good for one free ticket per performance. And now if you have friends or family who would like to attend with you, you may purchase one half-price ticket for them at the box office when you pick up your ticket.

All artists and programs are subject to change. The SFP Culture Card offer is subject to availability.

Questions? Contact education@sfperformances.org or call (415) 677-0331

7:30 pm
Various Venues , CA

San Francisco Performances 2014-2015 Season

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano



Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Gerold Huber, piano
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   7:30 PM

Paul Yarbrough & Friends
Wednesday, October 01, 2014   6:30 PM

Rafal Blechacz
Tuesday, October 14, 2014   7:30 PM

Erin Johnson, soprano
Zanda Švede, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   6:30 PM

Hagen Quartet
Saturday, November 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Sean Jones, trumpet
Adam Shulman, piano
Wednesday, November 05, 2014   6:30 PM

Batsheva
Thursday, November 06, 2014   7:30 PM
Friday, November 07, 2014   7:30 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014   2:00 PM

Sean Jones, jazz trumpet
Family Matinee
Saturday, November 08, 2014   11:00 AM

Dan Tepfer, piano
Saturday, November 08, 2014   7:30 PM

Beijing Guitar Duo
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 15, 2014   7:30 PM

Yuja Wang
Monday, December 01, 2014   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, December 06, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2014   10:00 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2015   10:00 AM
St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley, CA

Le Jazz Hot
Family Matinee
Saturday, December 06, 2014   11:00 AM

The Romeros
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 06, 2014   7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson
Sunday, December 07, 2014   7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Julia Bullock, soprano
Renate Rohlfing, piano
Tuesday, January 06, 2015   7:30 PM

Wendy Whelan / Restless Creature
Thursday, January 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015   7:30 PM

Alexander String Quartet
Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer
Saturday, January 17, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2015   10:00 AM
Saturday, May 09, 2015   10:00 AM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA 
 
Marcus Roberts, piano
Saturday, January 17, 2015   7:30 PM

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, piano
Sunday, January 18, 2015   7:00 PM

Lera Auerbach, piano
Daniel Hope, violin
Joshua Roman, cello
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   7:30 PM

Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Sunday, January 25, 2015   2:00 PM

Uri Caine, piano
Saturday, February 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday, February 14, 2015   7:30 PM

Andras Schiff
Sunday, February 15, 2015   2:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015   7:00 PM

Maria Valdes, soprano
Wednesday, February 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Philip Glass: The Etudes
Monday, March 02, 2015   7:30 PM

Lawrence Power, viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Thursday, March 05, 2015   7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Friday, March 06, 2015   7:30 PM

David Russell
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2015   7:30 PM

Takacs Quartet
Sunday, March 15, 2015   7:00 PM

Leah Crocetto, soprano
Sunday, March 22, 2015   2:00 PM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   6:30 PM

Elias Quartet
Monday, March 30, 2015   7:30 PM

Eliot Fisk
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 11, 2015   7:30 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   7:30 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015   7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015   7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015   2:00 PM

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Family Matinee
Saturday, April 18, 2015   2:00 PM

Hilary Hahn, violin
Cory Smythe, piano
Saturday, April 18, 2015   7:30 PM

Dubravka Tomsic
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:00 PM

Lisa Bielawa & Friends
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   6:30 PM

Marcin Dylla
Presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts
Saturday, April 25, 2015   7:30 PM

Kronos Quartet
Family Matinee
Sunday, May 10, 2015   11:00 AM

Brentano Quartet & Vijay Iyer, piano
Sunday, May 10, 2015   7:00 PM

Stephen Hough
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   7:30 PM

Farallon Quintet
Wednesday, May 20, 2014   6:30 PM

David Requiro & Meta Weiss, cellos
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   6:30 PM

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, piano
Thursday, May 28, 2015   7:30 PM

7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall San Francisco, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First Congregational Church Berkeley, CA

New Century Chamber Orchestra 2014-2015

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces



Carmen Returns
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
September 11-14, 2014
A repeat performance of New Century’s biggest hit

The season opens with “a marvelous blend of wit and dramatic immediacy” (SF Chronicle), Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite for strings and percussion, written for a balletic version of Bizet’s timeless opera. The concert also highlights Featured Composer and guest soloist, clarinetist Derek Bermel.

Holiday Favorites
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
December 18-21, 2014
The most beloved holiday music all in one program

New Century celebrates the holidays with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, in a concert featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Engel Gottes künden, Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, selections from Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, and more.

Dicterow Leads Brahms and Mozart
Glenn Dicterow, Guest Concertmaster
March 5-8, 2015
New Century features New York Philharmonic legend

Glenn Dicterow, the outgoing 34-year Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, leads the ensemble for an elegant program including Brahms’ Sextet for Strings No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major K. 136, plus works by Grieg and Holst.

Schubert and Stravinsky Masterpieces
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director & Concertmaster
May 28-31, 2015
Nadja leads virtuosic works for strings, old and new

The season culminates with an electrifying new work by Featured Composer Derek Bermel, alongside Stravinsky’s charming Pulcinella Suite and Schubert’s sublime String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden, arranged for string orchestra by Mahler.

8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Palo Alto, CA

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

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



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

5:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Cabaret 2014-2015 Season

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale



Subscribe to six series shows and get ticket discounts, reserved seats and ticket exchange among series performances!  Learn more and subscribe at (415) 927-4636, or email info@bayareacabaret.org.

Opening Night Gala
Celebrating Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, September 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Leslie Uggams in
Classic Uggams
Sunday, November 02, 2014   5:00 PM

Sierra Boggess
Sunday, December 07, 2014   5:00 PM

Stacey Kent: Favorites
Saturday, January 31, 2015   8:00 PM

Stacey Kent
The Changing Lights
Sunday, February 01, 2015   7:30 PM
Contact Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636 or info@bayareacabaret.org to be added to the wait list.

Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins
Saturday, February 28, 2015   8:00 PM
Sunday, March 01, 2015   5:00 PM

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli in
Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Saturday, March 21, 2015   5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Annaleigh Ashford
Lost in the Stars
Sunday, April 19, 2015   7:30 PM

Bobby Conte Thornton
Concert Debut
Sunday, May 31, 2015   5:00 PM

Lillias White & Billy Stritch
Bay Area Cabaret Season Finale
Sunday, May 31, 2015   8:00 PM

8:00 pm
The Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Theater - San Francisco

7:30 pm
Nourse Theater 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!

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Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA
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