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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

December Holiday Concerts

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

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

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 ...

January

Circadian String Quartet – Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm

Circadian String Quartet - Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm
Circadian String Quartet, focusing on classical and contemporary repertoire with folkloric or cultural significance, perform Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet alongside Shostakovich's third string quartet ...

Music of Julius Eastman – Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm

Music of Julius Eastman - Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm
Works by Julius Eastman including a selection of religious works as well as Crazy Nigger, presented here with four pianos, programmed by composer and pianist Luciano Chessa ...

Firesong – Friday, January 25 at 8 pm

Firesong - Friday, January 25 at 8 pm
A flexible roster arts ensemble of dynamic Bay Area based musicians, Firesong engages new audiences with innovative programing, creating a space for composers and performers to advance vocal chamber repertoire ...

Ives Collective – Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm

Ives Collective - Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm
Ives Collective's winter program features violinist Kay Stern and pianist Elizabeth Schumann in works of fugal composition (lots of "subjects"!), including the World Premiere of Kamyar Mohajer's Fugue for String Trio. ...

February

Adam Levin – Friday, February 1 at 8 pm

Adam Levin - Friday, February 1 at 8 pm
Exploring the evolution of Spanish music from the crowning jewels of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the works of the young masters of today ...

Ensemble San Francisco – Sunday, February 3 at 4 pm

Ensemble San Francisco - Sunday, February 3 at 4 pm
Hear the ensemble SFCV calls a "hip, unstuffy, and malleable group of high-quality chamber musicians who are dedicated to fresh programming”in a performance of works by Fauré, Jose Gonzalez Granero, and Sheridan Seyfried ...

Faythe Vollrath – Friday, February 8 at 8 pm

Faythe Vollrath - Friday, February 8 at 8 pm
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal for her “subtly varied tempo and rhythm that sounds like breathing,” Faythe Vollrath performs an exciting concert of new repertoire for solo harpsichord ...

Wooden Fish Ensemble – Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm

Wooden Fish Ensemble - Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm
Known for their innovative juxtapositions of Eastern and Western musics, old and new, and traditional and avant-garde/experimental sounds, Wooden Fish Ensemble perform works by Hyo-shin Na and Galina Ustvolskaya alongside folk ...

Madeleine Mitchell, Theodore Buchholz, Mack McCray – Friday, February 15 at 8 pm

Madeleine Mitchell, Theodore Buchholz, Mack McCray - Friday, February 15 at 8 pm
Three accomplished musicians come together to perform two classics of the chamber repertoire: Beethoven's Archduke Trio and Brahms' Trio in B major, Op. 8 ...

Curium – Friday, February 22 at 8 pm

Curium - Friday, February 22 at 8 pm
Specializing in the music of female composers, Curium will perform works by Jennifer Higdon and Germaine Tailleferre, along with Brahms' powerful C minor Trio ...

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Circadian String Quartet – Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm

Circadian String Quartet - Sunday, January 6 at 4 pm
Circadian String Quartet, focusing on classical and contemporary repertoire with folkloric or cultural significance, perform Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet alongside Shostakovich's third string quartet ...

Firesong – Friday, January 25 at 8 pm

Firesong - Friday, January 25 at 8 pm
A flexible roster arts ensemble of dynamic Bay Area based musicians, Firesong engages new audiences with innovative programing, creating a space for composers and performers to advance vocal chamber repertoire ...

Ives Collective – Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm

Ives Collective - Sunday, January 27 at 4 pm
Ives Collective's winter program features violinist Kay Stern and pianist Elizabeth Schumann in works of fugal composition (lots of "subjects"!), including the World Premiere of Kamyar Mohajer's Fugue for String Trio. ...

Ensemble San Francisco – Sunday, February 3 at 4 pm

Ensemble San Francisco - Sunday, February 3 at 4 pm
Hear the ensemble SFCV calls a "hip, unstuffy, and malleable group of high-quality chamber musicians who are dedicated to fresh programming”in a performance of works by Fauré, Jose Gonzalez Granero, and Sheridan Seyfried ...

Wooden Fish Ensemble – Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm

Wooden Fish Ensemble - Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm
Known for their innovative juxtapositions of Eastern and Western musics, old and new, and traditional and avant-garde/experimental sounds, Wooden Fish Ensemble perform works by Hyo-shin Na and Galina Ustvolskaya alongside folk ...

Madeleine Mitchell, Theodore Buchholz, Mack McCray – Friday, February 15 at 8 pm

Madeleine Mitchell, Theodore Buchholz, Mack McCray - Friday, February 15 at 8 pm
Three accomplished musicians come together to perform two classics of the chamber repertoire: Beethoven's Archduke Trio and Brahms' Trio in B major, Op. 8 ...

Curium – Friday, February 22 at 8 pm

Curium - Friday, February 22 at 8 pm
Specializing in the music of female composers, Curium will perform works by Jennifer Higdon and Germaine Tailleferre, along with Brahms' powerful C minor Trio ...

Piano

Piano

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 ...

Music of Julius Eastman – Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm

Music of Julius Eastman - Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm
Works by Julius Eastman including a selection of religious works as well as Crazy Nigger, presented here with four pianos, programmed by composer and pianist Luciano Chessa ...

Faythe Vollrath – Friday, February 8 at 8 pm

Faythe Vollrath - Friday, February 8 at 8 pm
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal for her “subtly varied tempo and rhythm that sounds like breathing,” Faythe Vollrath performs an exciting concert of new repertoire for solo harpsichord ...

Jazz and World Music

Jazz and World Music

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 ...

Music of Julius Eastman – Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm

Music of Julius Eastman - Sunday, January 13 at 4 pm
Works by Julius Eastman including a selection of religious works as well as Crazy Nigger, presented here with four pianos, programmed by composer and pianist Luciano Chessa ...

Adam Levin – Friday, February 1 at 8 pm

Adam Levin - Friday, February 1 at 8 pm
Exploring the evolution of Spanish music from the crowning jewels of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the works of the young masters of today ...

Wooden Fish Ensemble – Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm

Wooden Fish Ensemble - Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm
Known for their innovative juxtapositions of Eastern and Western musics, old and new, and traditional and avant-garde/experimental sounds, Wooden Fish Ensemble perform works by Hyo-shin Na and Galina Ustvolskaya alongside folk ...

Choral and Vocal

Choral and Vocal

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm

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

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 ...

Firesong – Friday, January 25 at 8 pm

Firesong - Friday, January 25 at 8 pm
A flexible roster arts ensemble of dynamic Bay Area based musicians, Firesong engages new audiences with innovative programing, creating a space for composers and performers to advance vocal chamber repertoire ...

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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