San Francisco Performances

Robert Greenberg, Alexander String Quartet cleverly bring classics to the 21st century

Things have changed since the last time Oakland musicologist-composer Robert Greenberg presented…

 

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Classical

Chamber music and oratorios, symphony concerts and intimate recitals with top artists…

 

Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Classical

Virtuosity abounds – with chamber ensembles, orchestras, soloists and grand opera. Here…

 

Mahan Esfahani brings modern sounds to the harpsichord

Plucky virtuoso Mahan Esfahani is seeking to change the perception that the…

A late-night modern quartet – in the dark

San Francisco Performances’ administrator Christine Lim admits that the first of the…

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes honors past, enjoys freedom of present

Leif Ove Andsnes is convinced that the great musicians of the recent…

San Francisco Performances’ Ruth Felt announces retirement

Ruth Felt, founder of San Francisco Performances, is about to step down…

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

For Thomas Adès, Chopin is the composer who showed him the secrets…

Garrick Ohlsson champions Alexander Scriabin

San Francisco piano virtuoso Garrick Ohlsson is proud to take on Alexander…

Young Czech string quartet storming back into city

An ensemble of young, acclaimed Czech musicians returns to the Herbst Theatre…

Schumann, violinists highlight S.F. Performances season

San Francisco Performances’ upcoming 33rd season opens with concerts by pianist Jonathan…