Tag: San Francisco Performances

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Classical

Chamber music and oratorios, symphony concerts and intimate recitals with top artists in compelling programs, the classical music calendar is…

10 months ago

Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Classical

Virtuosity abounds – with chamber ensembles, orchestras, soloists and grand opera. Here are some upcoming events, in chronological order. Turandot:…

1 year ago

Mahan Esfahani brings modern sounds to the harpsichord

Plucky virtuoso Mahan Esfahani is seeking to change the perception that the harpsichord should not be associated with avant garde…

2 years ago

A late-night modern quartet – in the dark

San Francisco Performances’ administrator Christine Lim admits that the first of the group’s new, four-concert PIVOT series will be weird.…

3 years ago

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes honors past, enjoys freedom of present

Leif Ove Andsnes is convinced that the great musicians of the recent past had neither the freedom nor the digital…

3 years ago

San Francisco Performances’ Ruth Felt announces retirement

Ruth Felt, founder of San Francisco Performances, is about to step down after 36 years. The esteemed arts presenter, responsible…

3 years ago

Composing, conducting go hand-in-hand for Thomas Adès

For Thomas Adès, Chopin is the composer who showed him the secrets and true possibilities of the piano. “He’s the…

3 years ago

Three Bay Area arts organizations receive grants to build new audiences

Performing arts organizations worldwide are beset by the twin problems of aging and dwindling audiences. With that in mind, the…

4 years ago