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1751 Sacramento Street (cross street Van Ness Avenue)
Phone: 415.474.1608

San Francisco’s home for great concerts since 1970!

Concert Listings by Date

October

Vinifera Trio – Friday, October 26 at 8 pm

Vinifera Trio - Friday, October 26 at 8 pm
This special performance of Olivier Messiaen's wartime classic, Quartet for the End of Time, will include projected visual art and lighting during the performance, a presentation of the story of the ...

Scary Concert! – Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm

Scary Concert! - Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve, piano with special guest vocalist Ariela Morgenstern present a special Hallowe'en extravaganza, featuring George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik along with a seasonal mix of scary pieces ...

November

Persephone Chamber Ensemble – Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm

Persephone Chamber Ensemble - Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm
The World Premiere of Elinor Armer's romantic new song cycle Nocturnes, plus works by Brahms, performed by an intergenerational women's ensemble dedicated to programming contemporary music with traditional vocal and instrumental ...

Strobe – Friday, November 9 at 8 pm

Strobe - Friday, November 9 at 8 pm
Featuring the San Francisco Premiere of Vincent Russo's revised Visions and Visitations, written for the ensemble, alongside other new and traditional works for their unusual instrumentation ...

Ali Paris – Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm

Ali Paris - Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm
Acclaimed vocalist and qanunist Ali Paris returns with a thrilling program of Flamenco music, from North Africa to Andalusia and back ...

José López – Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm

José López - Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm
Commemorating the 190th anniversary of Schubert's death with two of his late works in C minor: the Allegretto and the Sonata, D. 958. Also on the program are works by Liszt and the San Francisco ...

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm
In this concert, Mont Alto will focus on the artistry, emotion, and breadth of the "photoplay music" repertoire, and will introduce long-neglected composers--including Henry Hadley, the first conductor of the San ...

Please note: The Women/Justice/Music concert featuring pianists Regina Myers and Sarah Cahill originally scheduled for Friday, November 16 has been postponed. The new date is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8 pm.

December Holiday Concerts

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li – Friday, December 7 at 8 pm

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li - Friday, December 7 at 8 pm
Join Larry Ferrara and Shiqi Li for their glowing and popular holiday-inspired concert of festive and romantic music for guitar and cello, capturing the magic of the holiday season and the ...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concert gazes at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music, honoring composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving ...

Golden Bough – Friday, December 14 at 8 pm

Golden Bough - Friday, December 14 at 8 pm
Share the laughter, song, and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas carols. ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Sandra Wright Shen – Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm

Sandra Wright Shen - Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
Sandra Wright Shen performs a special Christmas-themed program for piano, including works by 20th century masters Messiaen and Crumb, alongside works by Bach, Corelli, Liszt, Grainger, Novak, and Chopin ...

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Vinifera Trio – Friday, October 26 at 8 pm

Vinifera Trio - Friday, October 26 at 8 pm
This special performance of Olivier Messiaen's wartime classic, Quartet for the End of Time, will include projected visual art and lighting during the performance, a presentation of the story of the ...

Persephone Chamber Ensemble – Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm

Persephone Chamber Ensemble - Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm
The World Premiere of Elinor Armer's romantic new song cycle Nocturnes, plus works by Brahms, performed by an intergenerational women's ensemble dedicated to programming contemporary music with traditional vocal and instrumental ...

Strobe – Friday, November 9 at 8 pm

Strobe - Friday, November 9 at 8 pm
Featuring the San Francisco Premiere of Vincent Russo's revised Visions and Visitations, written for the ensemble, alongside other new and traditional works for their unusual instrumentation ...

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra- Friday, November 30 at 8 pm
In this concert, Mont Alto will focus on the artistry, emotion, and breadth of the "photoplay music" repertoire, and will introduce long-neglected composers--including Henry Hadley, the first conductor of the San ...

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li – Friday, December 7 at 8 pm

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li - Friday, December 7 at 8 pm
Join Larry Ferrara and Shiqi Li for their glowing and popular holiday-inspired concert of festive and romantic music for guitar and cello, capturing the magic of the holiday season and the ...

Piano

Piano

Scary Concert! – Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm

Scary Concert! - Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve, piano with special guest vocalist Ariela Morgenstern present a special Hallowe'en extravaganza, featuring George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik along with a seasonal mix of scary pieces ...

José López – Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm

José López - Sunday, November 18 at 4 pm
Commemorating the 190th anniversary of Schubert's death with two of his late works in C minor: the Allegretto and the Sonata, D. 958. Also on the program are works by Liszt and the San Francisco ...

Sandra Wright Shen – Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm

Sandra Wright Shen - Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
Sandra Wright Shen performs a special Christmas-themed program for piano, including works by 20th century masters Messiaen and Crumb, alongside works by Bach, Corelli, Liszt, Grainger, Novak, and Chopin ...

Jazz and World Music

Jazz and World Music

Ali Paris – Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm

Ali Paris - Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm
Acclaimed vocalist and qanunist Ali Paris returns with a thrilling program of Flamenco music, from North Africa to Andalusia and back ...

Golden Bough – Friday, December 14 at 8 pm

Golden Bough - Friday, December 14 at 8 pm
Share the laughter, song, and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas carols. ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Choral and Vocal

Choral and Vocal

Scary Concert! – Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm

Scary Concert! - Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Inara Morgenstern & Victoria Neve, piano with special guest vocalist Ariela Morgenstern present a special Hallowe'en extravaganza, featuring George Crumb's Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik along with a seasonal mix of scary pieces ...

Persephone Chamber Ensemble – Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm

Persephone Chamber Ensemble - Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm
The World Premiere of Elinor Armer's romantic new song cycle Nocturnes, plus works by Brahms, performed by an intergenerational women's ensemble dedicated to programming contemporary music with traditional vocal and instrumental ...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concert gazes at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music, honoring composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Holiday

December Holiday Concerts

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li – Friday, December 7 at 8 pm

Lawrence Ferrara & Shiqi Li - Friday, December 7 at 8 pm
Join Larry Ferrara and Shiqi Li for their glowing and popular holiday-inspired concert of festive and romantic music for guitar and cello, capturing the magic of the holiday season and the ...

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus - Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm
Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concert gazes at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music, honoring composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving ...

Golden Bough – Friday, December 14 at 8 pm

Golden Bough - Friday, December 14 at 8 pm
Share the laughter, song, and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas carols. ...

KITKA – Friday, December 21 at 8 pm

KITKA - Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Wintersongs is Kitka's critically-acclaimed and wildly popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions ...

Sandra Wright Shen – Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm

Sandra Wright Shen - Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
Sandra Wright Shen performs a special Christmas-themed program for piano, including works by 20th century masters Messiaen and Crumb, alongside works by Bach, Corelli, Liszt, Grainger, Novak, and Chopin ...

Directions and Info

Easily accessible by bus lines 47/49 Van Ness or 1 Sacramento/Clay. The California Street Cable Car line ends one block from our location.

Concert Information

Main Entrance on the corner of Sacramento Street and Van Ness Avenue. Elevator entrance located on the Sacramento side of the building near 1751. Please ring Concerts Office buzzer for assistance.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Discounted parking available at the Old First Parking Garage, 1725 Sacramento Street.

Ticket Prices

*General Admission: $25

*Seniors (65 and over): $20

Full time Student w/ID: $5

Kids under 12: FREE

*$2 discount when purchased online

Some concerts have special pricing. Please refer to the individual concert page for details.

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