Arts Listings

Classical Music-San Francisco Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:36:00 PM


"Audium 9," ongoing. 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. An exploration of the spatial dimension of music in a unique environment of 176 speakers. $15.  

$15. 8:30 p.m. 1616 Bush St., San Francisco. (415) 771-1616,


CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM The museum, formerly known as the Jewish Museum San Francisco, has a new addition designed by Daniel Libeskind and is dedicated to exploring the richness and diversity of Jewish thought and culture.  

GALLERY TOURS -- Sunday and Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Free. 

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. Works by Stravinsky. Free. 

$5-$10; free for ages 18 and under. 1-8 p.m., Thu.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Tue. 736 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 655-7800,



San Francisco Symphony, through Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Wed., Sat.; 6:30 p.m. Fri. Works by Bach, Haydn and Schubert. Conducted by Ton Koopman. $15-$140.  

San Francisco Symphony, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. "Music For Families.'' Works by Ravel, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, John Williams and more. Conducted by Donato Cabrera. $15-$57.  

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Works by Tchaikovsky, Liszt, and Faure. $15-$83.  

San Francisco Symphony, Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Works by Mozart. Conducted by Bernard Labadie. $15-$140.  

San Francisco Symphony, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. Works by Beethoven, Hindemith and Mendelssohn. $36.  

201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 864-6000,



Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Works by Spohr, Hummel and Mendelssohn. Conducted by Nicholas McGegan. $25-$80.  

The Borodin Quartet, Feb. 13, 3 p.m. Works by Shostakovich and Beethoven. $34-$44. 

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Works by Stravinsky. Conducted by Ben Simon. Free. 

Alexander String Quartet, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. Works by Bartok and Kodaly. $25-$46.  

Hilary Hahn and Valentina Lisitsa, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Works by Beethoven, Ives, Bach and more. $50-$75. 

Rafal Blechacz, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Works by Mozart, Debussy and Chopin. $34-$44. 

401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-4400,


LEGION OF HONOR MUSEUM DOCENT TOUR PROGRAMS -- Tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions are offered Tuesday through Sunday. Non-English language tours (Italian, French, Spanish and Russian) are available on different Saturdays of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free with regular museum admission. (415) 750-3638.  


"Doing and Viewing Art," ongoing. For ages 7 to 12. Docent-led tours of current exhibitions are followed by studio workshops taught by professional artists/teachers. Students learn about art by seeing and making it. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon; call to confirm class. Free with museum admission. (415) 750-3658. 

ORGAN CONCERTS -- ongoing. 4 p.m. A weekly concert of organ music on the Legion's restored 1924 Skinner organ. Saturday and Sunday in the Rodin Gallery. Free with museum admission. (415) 750-3624. 

$6-$10; free for children ages 12 and under; free for all visitors on Tuesdays. Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco. (415) 750-3600, (415) 750-3636,



Josh Wright, Feb. 13, 4 p.m. Works by Chopin, Ravel and Liszt.  

$14-$17; children 12 and under free. 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. (415) 474-1608,



Joshua Wright, Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m. Works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt.  

$5 donation requested. 660 California St., San Francisco.< 



Conservatory Orchestra, Feb. 11 through Feb. 12, 8 p.m. Works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Lutoslawski. Conducted by Jerry Liu. $15-$20.  

Gabriele Cassone, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Works for classical trumpet. Free.  

Paul Hersh and Friends, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Works by Ravel. $15-$20.  

Violin Students, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Free.  

Baroque Master Class, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m Conducted by Jeffrey Thomas.  

Piano Department Recital, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Free.  

Guitar Department Recital, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Free.  

Violin Studio Recital, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Free.  

$15 to $20 unless otherwise noted. Hellman Hall, 50 Oak St., San Francisco. (415) 864-7326,



Stanley Browne, Feb. 20, 3:30 p.m. Classical works on the organ.  

$5 suggested donation. 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. (415) 567-2020,



San Francisco Ballet: Giselle, through Feb. 13, Performances vary; see website for complete schedule. Composed by Adolphe Adam. Choreography by Helgi Tomasson. $48-$150.  

301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 865-2000.<