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Free Concerts by SF Chamber Orchestra
Rising violin virtuoso Stephen Waarts joins the SF Chamber Orchestra
and conductor Benjamin Simon in concerts on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and January 2. Waarts will play the Mendelssohn e minor Concerto. Also on the program, Mozart's Overture to Cosi fan tutte
and the Prokofiev Classical Symphony
. As always, concerts by the SF Chamber Orchestra are admission free!
SF Ballet's Nutcracker
that started it all! SF Ballet was the first American company to produce The Nutcracker
back in 1944, launching what has become a national tradition. Set in old-time San Francisco, this production is simply magical! Now through the 29th at the War Memorial Opera House. Click for more.
MTT's 70th Birthday and More
2015 opens at the SF Symphony
in a big way with special events this week including two screenings of The Godfather
with orchestral accompaniment, a chamber music concert by members of the orchestra, and a recital by piano master, Emanuel Ax. Next week, the SFS celebrates the 70th birthday of music director, Michael Tilson Thomas with a performance of Liszt's Hexameron
for six pianists! Find out more.
SFS New Year's Eve with Seth MacFarlane
The man who created the irreverent comedy of Family Guy
Seth MacFarlane, is also a gifted crooner! He will be the guest vocalist with the SF Symphony for an evening of Broadway and jazz standards on New Year's Eve
. Click here to learn more.
Kathleen Turner at Berkeley Rep
Kathleen Turner is the late columnist and pundit Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot
now at Berkeley Rep through January 11. Click for tickets and details.