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San Francisco Bay Area Performing Arts

San Francisco Geary Theatre, tickets and show information
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San Francisco Bay Area is know as one of the most colorful and cultural places in the world.  Here you can find a variety of theatres and other performing art venues.

  • San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
    The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) has established itself as one of the premiere groups dedicated to the performance of music written by today's composers. Known for programming that is international in scope and stylistically diverse, the ensemble has performed over 1000 pieces including 165+ U.S. and World premieres. It has commissioned more than 60 new pieces from well-known composers such as John Adams, John Cage, Chen Yi, James Newton, and Julia Wolfe. The group is an eight-time winner of the national ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.
    http://www.sfcmp.org/

  • Theatre Bay Area, Theatrical Community
    Founded by theatre workers in 1976, TBA's mission is to unite, strengthen and promote theatre in the region. It does this by providing communication networks and opportunities and creating resources for theatre companies, theatre workers, and theatre lovers. TBA serves as a liaison between the theatre community and government, business and others who benefit from a healthy and thriving theatre community.  Theatre Bay Area serves more than 300 member theatre companies and 2,900 individual members in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We provide services to our members, however, we are not a presenting organization nor a casting agency.
    http://www.theatrebayarea.org/

  • San Francisco Ballet
    Founded in 1933, San Francisco Ballet has a long tradition of artistic innovation and excellence.  As America‚Äôs first professional ballet company, the Company presented the first full-length productions of both Nutcracker and Swan Lake ever seen in the United States.   Now, under the artistic direction of Helgi Tomasson since 1985, San Francisco Ballet continues to push boundaries with cutting-edge new works by contemporary international artists, while remaining committed to excellence in the classical tradition.
    http://www.sfballet.org/

  • San Francisco Symphony
    San Francisco is a city that loves music. The dust of the 1906 earthquake had hardly cleared before a group of civic leaders had laid the groundwork for a new orchestra. Five years later, the San Francisco Symphony was born. Since those first concerts in 1911, the SFS has played a defining role in American cultural life. Today, it's defining what the orchestra of the 21st century will be.
    http://www.sfsymphony.org/

  • San Francisco Opera
    San Francisco Opera was founded by Gaetano Merola (1881-1953) and incorporated in 1923. The Company's first performance took place on September 26th, 1923, in the City's Civic Auditorium (La Boheme, with Queena Mario and Giovanni Martinelli, conducted by Merola). Nine years later, the Company moved into its new home, inaugurating the newly built War Memorial Opera House with a performance of Tosca on October 15, 1932 (Claudia Muzio, Dino Borgioli, Giuseppe Gandolfi, conducted by Merola).
    http://www.sfopera.com/

  • Lamp Lighters Music Theatre
    Lamplighters Music Theatre is one of the oldest continuously performing theatres in the Bay Area, and the only year-round musical theatre company in San Francisco. Since the company's founding in 1952, we have produced the entire Gilbert and Sullivan canon as well as other light opera and musical theatre classics such as The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Of Thee I Sing, My Fair Lady, and A Little Night Music.
    http://www.lamplighters.org/

  • Davies Symphony Hall
    San Francisco is a city that loves music. The dust of the 1906 earthquake had hardly cleared before a group of civic leaders had laid the groundwork for a new orchestra. Five years later, the San Francisco Symphony was born. Since those first concerts in 1911, the SFS has played a defining role in American cultural life. Today, it's defining what the orchestra of the 21st century will be.
    http://www.sfsymphony.org/

  • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    Complementing its aesthetic charm, Civic Auditorium has long been recognized for its versatility. Whether your event is a corporate meeting, sporting event, concert or tradeshow, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium offers a unique versatility unparalleled anywhere in the Bay Area.  San Francisco's Civic Auditorium is a landmark in the Civic Center neighborhood, San Francisco's special events district.
    http://www.billgrahamcivic.com/

  • The Fillmore Auditorium
    The original owner of The Fillmore property, Emma Gates Butler, hired James W. and Merritt Reid in 1910 to draw plans for an Italianate-style dance hall at the southwest corner of Fillmore and Geary. The Majestic Hall and Majestic Academy of Dancing opened in 1912 on the second and third stories of the building, where the usual fare was Wednesday night socials and masquerade balls.
    http://www.thefillmore.com/
  • Great American Music Hall
    San Francisco's oldest and grandest nightclub, the Great American Music Hall carries guests back to an earlier, more elegant era, with its ornate balconies, soaring marble columns and elaborate ceiling frescoes. Long-time customers and newcomers alike feel at home in the 5,000-square-foot concert hall that symbolized renewal and optimism when it opened in 1907. Today, a professional sound and lighting system, two full bars, a modern kitchen and a spacious oak dance floor help to blend contemporary quality with turn-of-the-century graciousness.
    http://www.musichallsf.com/
     

  • Interesting stuff in other areas
    Park West Galleries Michigan - Park West Gallery Presents the Art of Itzchak Tarkay
     

  • Art courses in the Bay Area
    San Francisco Academy of Art University

 

 

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