Dianne's Top 5

Hi, it's Dianne. Here are my top five events for this week - also - click the button to the right to search our classical events calendar

PBO and the Rubin Institute

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and music director Nicholas McGegan open their 2016-2017 season with all-Beethoven concerts featuring fortepianist Robert Levin this Wednesday at Stanford and Friday night at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre.*

KDFC is thrilled to partner with PBO and SF Conservatory of Music for the third biennial Stephen and Cynthia Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, a week-long program that focuses on the art of music criticism, October 20-24. The Washington Post's distinguished music critic, Anne Midgette (photo), will give the pre-concert lecture* before the PBO performance at Herbst Theatre on Friday, October 21. 

Weilerstein with the SF Symphony

Outstanding American cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins the SF Symphony and guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado this week in the Schumann Cello Concerto. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at Davies Symphony Hall. Here's more.

Grand Russia at Symphony Silicon Valley

Grand Old Russia is the theme this weekend at Symphony Silicon Valley. Pianist Nikolai Demidenko is the soloist in the Piano Concerto in f# minor by Russian, Alexander Scriabin. The Rachmaninoff  Symphony #2 completes the program. Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the California Theater in San Jose. Get complete details. 

Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents

The Thalea String Quartet performs this Sunday afternoon as part of the Noe Valley Chamber Music series at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco. They'll play works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Terry Riley's Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector. Click here for more.

Brothers Le Nain at the Legion

The Brothers Le Nain were painters in 17th century Paris, best-known for their startling depictions of the poor. A rare exhibition of their work is on view now at the Legion of Honor. Find out more.

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