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Bay Area Cabaret
Bay Area Cabaret is a fourteen-year-old nonprofit organization that presents extraordinary performances by nationally renowned artists in elegant, intimate Bay Area venues, with the goal of expanding the audience for cabaret. Recently, the Fairmont San Francisco asked Bay Area to reopen the city's most famous showroom, The Venetian Room, where Tony Bennett first sang "I Left my Heart in San Francisco" and artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and The Supremes performed on a regular basis. The room had been dark as a musical venue for 22 years. Since reopening the Venetian Room in 2010, Bay Area Cabaret has since presented there concerts by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Chita Rivera, Elaine Paige, Lea Salonga, Christine Ebersole, Karen Mason, Peter Gallagher, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Megan Hilty, Tommy Tune and Ramsey Lewis, as well as its popular vocal competition Bay Area Teen Idol. Bay Area Cabaret is proud to call the Venetian Room "home" as the sole presenter of live musical entertainment in San Francisco's most glamorous venue.Donate
Chanticleer lives its commitment every day to virtuosity in voice, education of our youth and creation of new choral music. Thanks to generous individuals like you, Chanticleer has remained steadfast in these pursuits. Our touring, recording and ticket revenue only covers a portion of our expenses and we rely on you, our generous and devoted patrons, to make up the difference.Donate
Humanities West presents a wide-ranging series of lectures and performances encompassing the fine arts, social history, music, politics, and philosophy of the arts. Since 1983 these interdisciplinary programs have been designed to entertain and educate diverse audiences in an effort to illuminate and elevate the human spirit through exploration of the many sources of modern culture.
Each season Humanities West presents a number of programs in which leading scholars and artists present lectures, performances, readings and discussions to audiences in San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre. These one- or two-day events represent an opportunity unique not only to the Bay Area, but also to the entire United States. In cooperation with other institutions, such as the Mechanic's Institute Library and the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, additional public lectures and panels are presented to further expand upon program topics.
Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts is entering its 36th year of bringing the world’s finest acoustic guitarists to the San Francisco Bay Area. Although the series presents acoustic guitarists of all genres, such as flamenco, jazz and fingerstyle, the primary focus is on the classical guitar. The series is the longest running and most extensive guitar series in the United States and is considered to be one of the foremost guitar series in the world.
Omni presents not only the most celebrated virtuosi of our time but also the emerging artists and stars of tomorrow. The concerts take place in San Francisco’s most prestigious concert venues, both intimate and grand and great efforts are made to insure accessibility to the entire Bay Area community, particularly students.
The Omni Foundation, under the artistic direction of its founder, Richard Patterson, continues to provide a significant position for the classical guitar in the vibrant cultural scene of San Francisco. With the support of serious guitar enthusiasts and the City of San Francisco, Omni presents over 20 exceptional guitarists each season. We hope you will join us and experience the brilliance, beauty and potential of this exquisite instrument, the guitar.
San Francisco Performances
San Francisco Performances has been a leader in the Bay Area cultural scene since our founding in 1979. We have introduced hundreds of classical music, jazz and contemporary dance artists to audiences, including world-renowned performers like Yo-Yo Ma, the Juilliard String Quartet, Philip Glass, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. With a strong curatorial vision, great artistic taste and adventurous programming, we are the city's premier presenter of intimate concerts, solo recitals and dance.
San Francisco Performances also provides opportunities for audiences – from those who attend our concerts, to public school students who encounter music and dance for the very first time – to engage personally with artists and gain a deeper understanding of their work.
Quality, intimacy, access and enrichment—these are the hallmarks of San Francisco Performances. We seek out the world's great artists and present them in intimate venues where audiences can connect more deeply with the art.
Swords to Plowshares
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, rapid re-housing and eviction prevention services, employment and training, supportive housing, and legal benefits assistance to nearly 3,000 low-income, homeless and at-risk veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. Swords to Plowshares promotes and protects the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state and national entities. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares by visiting their website at www.swords-to-plowshares.org.Donate