Rigoletto Opens SF Opera’s Summer Season
Quinn Kelsey stars as the jester with very little to laugh about in Verdi’s immortal masterpiece, Rigoletto. Eight performances beginning on May 31 at the War Memorial Opera House. Here’s more.

Chanticleer Psalm

Psalms of happiness and paeans of praise. The Bay Area’s Orchestra of Voices, Chanticleer, sings Dufay, Poulenc, Weelkes, Victoria, Palestrina and more in Psalm June 3-11.

Casablanca at the SF Symphony

Widely regarded as a landmark in American cinema, don’t miss your chance to experience Casablanca in a whole new way. Watch all of the drama unfold on the big screen as the SF Symphony performs Max Steiner’s moving score live. Friday and Saturday at 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall.

Klein Competition at the SF Conservatory

For the past 30 years, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition has attracted some of the world’s finest young string players to San Francisco each June to compete for cash and performance prizes totaling over $30,000. Saturday and Sunday at the Conservatory.

The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll

The De Young Museum marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s fabled Summer of Love with a comprehensive multi-media exhibition on now in Golden Gate Park.




Monet: The Early Years at the Legion
Experience Monet’s mastery before Impressionism in an exhibition currently on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. Monet: The Early Years Through May 29.

Les Enfants Terribles at Opera Paraelle
Opera Parallele presents the third piece in Philip Glass’ Cocteau trilogy, Les Enfants Terribles. The hybrid dance-opera spectacle will run this weekend at the SF Conservatory of Music. Find out more.

Chamber Music with SFS Musicians
Join an intimate group of musicians from the SF Symphony for an afternoon of chamber music this Sunday at 2pm at Davies Symphony Hall. On the program the Poulenc Sextet, plus works by Lou Harrison, Samuel Barber, and Eugene Goossens. Click for tickets and more.

Baritone Goerne in Shostakovich at SFS
Renowned German baritone Matthias Goerne sings the Michelangelo Verses of Dmitri Shostakovich this week at the SF Symphony. Guest Conductor Manfred Honeck also leads the Tchaikovsky Symphony #5. Find out more.

Rigoletto Opens SF Opera’s Summer Season
Quinn Kelsey stars as the jester with very little to laugh about in Verdi’s immortal masterpiece, Rigoletto. Eight performances beginning on May 31 at the War Memorial Opera House. Here’s more.