Arts Listings

Classical Music-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:34:00 AM


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Works by Vivaldi. $25-$85.  

401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-4400,


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," ongoing. 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 -- ongoing. 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,



"Madama Butterfly," by Giacomo Puccini, through Nov. 27. Nicola Luisotti conducts. 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 15, 23, 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 27; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 26, Nov. 11, Nov. 17; 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. $20-$360.  

"Cyrano de Bergerac," through Nov. 12. Starring Placido Domingo. See website for performance dates and times.  

$25 to $245 unless otherwise noted. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 864-3330,



Pablo Heras-Casado and Alice Sare Ott, through Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Thu.; 6:30 p.m. Fri.; 8 p.m. Sat. Performing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1. $15-$140.  

"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," Oct. 31, 8 p.m. A screening of the classic silent spooky film, accompanied by live organ and percussion. $20-$55.  

"San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra," Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Pieces performed include Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1. $12-$45.  

Garrick Ohlsson, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Works by Chopin. $15-$83.  

"Carl Orff's Carmina Burana," Nov. 3 through Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Wed.-Fri., Sun. Performace will also include works by Haydn and Schnittke. $35-$135.  

"Dia De Los Muertos Family Concert," Nov. 6, 2 p.m. A celebration of Mexican music and culture for the entire family. $15-$68.  

$25-$130. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 864-6000,



"Sunday Afternoon Recitals," ongoing. 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Sept. 5: Travis Baker.  

Sept. 12: Christoph Tietze.  

$5 suggested donation. 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. (415) 567-2020,


YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS The center's visual arts exhibitions feature contemporary art and popular culture by local, national and international artists. There are four rounds of exhibitions in the galleries each year. 

Kronos Quartet, Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. A performance of "Black Angels'' and other works. $10-$30.  

$3-$6; free the first Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 701 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 978-2787,<