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19 YEARS AFTER HARRY, RON, AND HERMIONE SAVED THE WIZARDING WORLD, they’re back on a most extraordinary new adventure – this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance. This one-of-a-kind theatrical experience is packed with “thrilling theatricality and pulse-pounding storytelling” (The Hollywood Reporter). It will leave you “audibly wowed, cheering and gasping” (The Telegraph), as “visions of pure enchantment send shivers down your spine” (Rolling Stone). “You’ll be wondering ‘how’d they do that?’ for days to come” (People Magazine).
Join Angharad Jones and a piano trio of experienced jazz musicians for an open mic open to all! Please bring 3 charts per song (one for each band member) in the appropriate key. Singers will get to sing one or two tunes with a great group of instrumentalists in front of a supportive audience - mostly fellow vocalists - in a wonderful venue. Please bring proof of vaccination.
Fill your Monday nights with music and friends! Join us this summer for our annual sing-alongs of beloved choral masterworks. You bring the voice; we supply the scores and the accompaniment; and a variety of local conductors stitch it all together. Admission is $20 for each sing, or you can purchase a Flex Pass that gives six entries for $100. Use it for one entry to each of the six sings, or six entries to one sing, or any mixture. (Students under 25 get free admission with ID.)
A towering figure in American music, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer Herb Alpert achieved worldwide fame with his Tijuana Brass project, whose 1965 album Whipped Cream and Other Delights sold over 6 million copies and became a cultural icon, featuring songs that have remained part of the public consciousness including “Tangerine,” “Love Potion #9,” and “A Taste of Honey,” which won that year’s GRAMMY for Record of the Year. Over a storied career that reflects the omnivorous talent of a true Renaissance Man, Alpert has earned nine GRAMMYs, fourteen platinum albums, five #1 LPs on Billboard, and a 2006 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in addition to his life as the co-founder of A&M Records, work on Broadway, and as a visual artist.
Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition. WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)
Bulrusher is a coming of age story about an African-American girl growing up in Northern California’s remote Anderson Valley in 1955. Found in a basket by the river, she is raised by the local schoolteacher and has never seen anyone that looks like her until a young Black woman from Alabama comes to town. Meeting someone like herself opens a political, sexual and identity awakening within her. Bulrusher is based on Eisa Davis’ play of the same title, short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.
“How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times. This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, this acclaimed production of OKLAHOMA! “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.” (The New Yorker). Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this OKLAHOMA! allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. “This production shocked me and moved me,” raves Frank Rich of New York Magazine. “This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.” “The Daily Beast raves “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, brilliant, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is dark and different—brilliantly so.”
An explosion of creativity has reinvented aerial performance. A new generation of artists bursting with innovative imagination and extraordinary skills have given birth to one of the most incredible and visceral art forms of the 21st century. Artists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds are re-imagining, re-shaping and re-inventing what has traditionally been the province of circus alone. A breathtaking array of new performers with influences that range from Balanchine to Burning Man are stunning audiences around the world. We aim to bring that explosive energy together in a sensational festival unlike any other. Our mission is to create a world-class festival devoted to aerial artistry in all its shapes & forms. We will bring together many of the finest performers and practitioners working today and showcase their artistry as it is rarely seen; side-by-side in a multi-faceted, site-specific celebration presented against the backdrop of a major historic & cultural facility. Our goal is to elevate the art - literally and figuratively. To create an exhilarating experience that builds new audiences, strengthens the community of practitioners, and expands the art form to help it soar. Founded in 2014 at Zaccho Studio in Bayview Hunter’s Point, the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival is now located at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in the beautiful Marina District. Against the backdrop of the San Francisco Bay, aerial artists bring stunning and innovative performance to local audiences and tourists alike. Our festival is San Francisco’s premiere aerial arts event that features internationally recognized aerial artists and exciting newcomers breaking into the field. This biennial festival brings together spectacle, daring athleticism, aerial dance and circus to create a dynamic three day performance event. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the most important pioneers in aerial dance and award winning circus aerial artists. Zaccho Dance Theatre is celebrating these unconventional and innovative artists along with their international counterparts in a thrilling weekend of performances on the bay. Our goal is to continue expanding our programming to include the finest and most innovative aerial artists and architects working nationally and internationally. We firmly believe that San Francisco can become the focus of the aerial performance community and that this festival can easily grow to become one of the most inspiring, talked-about and well-attended new festivals in the United States.
A triumphant end to a transformative season, the Merola Grand Finale features all young artists of the summer program in a dazzling array of opera’s most brilliant works. Conducted by Maestro Patrick Furrer and directed by 2022 Merola Stage Director Matthew J. Schulz, this evening showcases the extraordinary talent of the 2022 Merolini.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s subversive political satire on how a government SHOULD be run. Featuring the tour de force “Nightmare Song” and a band of mischievous fairies doing battle with a dim-witted Parliament. “It’s as if Mendelssohn had written a musical comedy.” – MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, SF Symphony
Kick off the new season in style! Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the San Francisco Symphony in an imaginatively entertaining presentation of Felix Mendelssohn’s jovial music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring actors and not-to-be-missed guest stars. Opening Night includes pre-concert libations, a spirited performance, and post-concert festivities. For an elevated experience, reserve a Gala Dinner package. Sponsors of the Opening Night Gala support the San Francisco Symphony’s artistic, education, and community programs. For more information, please call Tunisha Williams at 415.503.5351.
Nadhi Thekkek and Rupy C. Tut created Broken Seeds Still Grow, a multi-disciplinary dance and visual art production exploring the continuing impact of the 1947 British India Partition. Through bharatanatyam dance and mixed visual media, the performance examines the hyphenated-American, immigrant experience, linking it to the displacement of their ancestors during Partition. This creative inquiry sources poetry, eyewitness accounts, and current events to understand the current political climate while reflecting on what it means to belong somewhere. Partition was one of the most formative events in South Asia’s recent history, creating over 15 million refugees and leaving over one million people dead. Nadhi and Rupy have sourced eyewitness accounts from Partition collected by collaborating organization, the 1947 Partition Archive (Berkeley, CA) and researched the current South Asian immigrant experience to understand how the feeling of displacement continues to shape identities today. Nadhi and Rupy use bharatanatyam, calligraphy, Indian miniature painting, and spoken word to tie these contemporary narratives to their personal experiences as Americans of South Asian descent.