Arts Listings

Classical Music-San Francisco Through July 11

Tuesday June 29, 2010 - 03:32:00 PM

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM The museum, formerly known as the Jewish Museum San Francisco, has a new addition designed by Daniel Libeskind and is dedicated to exploring the richness and diversity of Jewish thought and culture.  

GALLERY TOURS -- Sunday and Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Free. 

Dan Plonsey with Dandelion Dancetheater, July 11, 1 p.m. Featuring Plonsey's "Bar Mitzvah.'' Choreography by Eric Kupers. $18-$22.  

$4-$5; free for children under age 12; free third Monday of every month. Sunday -Thursday, noon-6 p.m. DEC. 25, NOON TO 4 P.M.; CLOSED JAN. 1. 736 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 655-7800,



San Francisco Symphony, July 8, 8 p.m. Works by Copland and Gershwin. Donato Cabrera conducts.  

Idina Menzel with the San Francisco Symphony, July 9, 8 p.m. Rob Fisher conducts. $15-$70.  

San Francisco Symphony, July 10, 8 p.m. Works by Beethoven. Donato Cabrera conducts. $15-$70.  

201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 864-6000,


LEGION OF HONOR MUSEUM DOCENT TOUR PROGRAMS -- Tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions are offered Tuesday through Sunday. Non-English language tours (Italian, French, Spanish and Russian) are available on different Saturdays of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free with regular museum admission. (415) 750-3638.  


"Doing and Viewing Art," For ages 7 to 12. Docent-led tours of current exhibitions are followed by studio workshops taught by professional artists/teachers. Students learn about art by seeing and making it. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon; call to confirm class. Free with museum admission. (415) 750-3658. 

ORGAN CONCERTS -- 4 p.m. A weekly concert of organ music on the Legion's restored 1924 Skinner organ. Saturday and Sunday in the Rodin Gallery. Free with museum admission. (415) 750-3624. 

$6-$10; free for children ages 12 and under; free for all visitors on Tuesdays. Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Lincoln Park, 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco. (415) 750-3600, (415) 750-3636,



Marilyn Thompson and Beni Shinohara, July 6, 12:30 p.m. Works by Debussy and Ravel.  

$5 donation requested. 660 California St., San Francisco.< 



"3rd Milton and Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival," July 8 through July 10, 8 p.m. Works by Gottschalk, Lecuona and Cables/Munson. $10-$25. (415) 705-0846. 

$15 to $20 unless otherwise noted. Hellman Hall, 50 Oak St., San Francisco. (415) 864-7326,



Daniela Mack and Allen Perriello, July 3, 7:30 p.m. Works by Rossini, Ravel and Ginastera. $15-$20.  

3281 16th St., San Francisco. (415) 863-6371,< 



Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute, July 2 through July 3 and July 9 through July 3, 7:30 p.m. Program features scenes from operas such as "Carmen,'' "Don Giovanni,'' "Abduction from the Seraglio'' and more. $15-$25.  


470 24th Ave., San Francisco. (415) 751-5275.< 


STERN GROVE FESTIVAL The annual summer performing arts festival takes place in the outdoor amphitheater of Sigmund Stern Grove and features popular and classical music by Bay Area, national and international performers. 

San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra, July 4, 2 p.m. Works by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, John Philip Sousa and many more. Free. 

San Francisco Symphony, July 11, 2 p.m. Works by Copland, Beethoven and Gershwin. Free.  

Free. Sundays, 2 p.m. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco. (415) 252-6252,<