March Noontime Concerts

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral
San Francisco 

Date and time: Mar 3th, Mar 10th, Mar 17th, Mar 24th, Mar 31th

The Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral will be hosting a series of musical noontime concerts every Tuesday in March. Come stop by and have a fun-filled Tuesday lunch break. For question inquiries, please contact James Rittell at 415-777-3211, or visit for more information.

Beloved Immortal Concert

7:30 pm
Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek   CA

Local Piano Virtuoso, Orchestra Explore Composer’s Inner Passions

Pianist Lino Rivera and the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra present “Immortal Beloved” – featuring some of Beethoven’s most passionate and popular works. Rivera will blend technical pyrotechnics and smoldering intensity in Piano Concerto No. 5 (the “Emperor”). Selections from the ballet “Creatures of Prometheus” and Symphony No. 3 (the “Eroica”) span vast soulful depths and soaring spiritual heights, to complete this memorable journey.

$30 adult/$20 seniors/$10 youth.

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Elias Quartet

7:30 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
San Francisco  CA

This soaring young English quartet has made its mark on the chamber music scene as one of the most vibrant ensembles of the new generation. Its reputation for fresh interpretations of classic repertoire-including Beethoven as featured this season-and bold forays into new music and important collaborations was more than borne out in its San Francisco Performances debut in 2013 with pianist Jonathan Biss and composer Timo Andres.

“Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality” -Philadelphia Inquirer

The full program to be performed:

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F minor, Opus 95; Quartet in F Major, Opus 135; Quartet in C-sharp minor, Opus 131


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Death of a Salesman

All Day
San Jose Stage Company
San Jose  CA

Previews: April 1 & 2 @ 7:30 pm / April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Opening: April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Run Dates: April 1 – April 26, 2015
Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Saturday @ 2:00 pm Sunday @ 2:00 pm

TICKETS: For tickets ($20-$65) or more information, please call the box office at 408.283.7142 or order online Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups.

Japanese Guitarist Concert

2:00 pm
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room
Fremont  CA

Join Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as “Cinematic acoustic music” He recently performed on Japanese National Television.

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice; Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

Liss Fain Dance presents A Space Divided

All Day
Z Space
San Francisco  CA

April 9-12: 8pm Th-Sat, 2pm Sun

A Space Divided presents three world premieres by Liss Fain, Amy Seiwert and Christian Burns. Each choreographer has created work for an installation designed by Matthew Antaky, and the three pieces are brought together in a unique, evening-length performance event. The audience enters this world alongside the performers for an intimate and unusual experience of a highly physical and visually stunning production.


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San Francisco Girls Chorus Presents West Coast and World Premieres

All Day
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
San Francisco   CA

The five-time Grammy-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will present the West Coast premiere of German-Kurdish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick’s Kinderkreuzzug (Children’s Crusade) based on Bertolt Brecht’s moving account of a group of war orphans searching for a land of peace. The program, conducted by SFGC Principal Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe, will also feature the world premiere of a new arrangement by Philip Glass and SFGC Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa of Glass’s Father Death Blues. Two performances will be given Friday, April 17, at 8 pm at First Congregational Church, Berkeley; and Sunday, April 19 at 4 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco.

$36 for Reserved; $26 and $18 (Students) for General Admission.

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Down Home Music Time

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco  

Inspired by the exhibition Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman, enjoy and explore bluegrass instruments like the mandolin and fiddle. Listen, learn, play, and have fun with Dave Rosenfeld of Octopretzel.

FREE with regular admission as follows: Members and youth 18 and under, Free; General Admission, $12; Students with a valid ID and Seniors, $10.

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Musical Journeys for Children & Families With Pianist Frank Levy

3:00 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto   CA

Enhance your child’s appreciation for music with Frank Levy’s engaging concerts for kids! Take a musical trip around the world and listen to Levy masterfully draw inspiration from animals and childhood delights.

Enter a childhood dream world with hauntingly beautiful music and delightful melodies about toys, dolls, clocks, trains, hamsters, princesses, witches and fairies. All great composers wrote masterpieces celebrating childhood, and music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Schumann, among others, will recreate this magical universe for us.

Pianist Frank Levy has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as an artist of rare poetic insight and communicative powers.

$20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

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Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

All Day
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose  

April 24th 7pm,
April 25th 10am, 2pm & 7pm,
April 26th 10am, 2pm & 5pm,
April 30th 7pm,
May 1st 7pm,
May 2nd 11am & 4pm

Peter Pan JR. is the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to. After finding his shadow in the Darling family nursery, Peter teaches Wendy, Michael and John how to fly and sweeps them off to Never Land, where they meet Lost Boys, mermaids, indians and, of course, pirates. If the children are ever to return home, Peter must defeat Captain Hook with the help of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. Peter Pan JR. features classic songs from the 1953 film such as, “You Can Fly!,” “Following the Leader” and “The Second Star to the Right” as well as songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the 2008 Disney film Tinker Bell.

$12 attendees 12 and up, $8 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating.

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Romantic String Orchestra Performance

All Day


Date/Time: April 24 (Friday) at 8PM, April 25(Saturday) at 8PM, April 26 (Sunday) at 3PM

April 24: Calvary Presbyterian Church 2515 Fillmore St, San Francisco
April 25: First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto
April 26: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will be hosting String Performance on April 24 to 26 in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Berkeley respectively. The performance featured by 14-year-old romantic string player, Sterling Elliott. For more information, please visit

Focus on the Cello at Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch

6:00 pm
柏克萊圖書館克萊蒙特分館 Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch
Berkeley  CA

Enjoy an evening performance with Berkeley’s own Jewish Music and Poetry Project on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00pm at the Claremont Branch Library located at 2940 Benvenue at Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. The concert includes the world premiere of Berkeley composer William Ludtke’s Op. 155, Three Songs for soprano and cello with poems by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk and the U.S. premiere of Hungarian Lajos Delej’s Scherzo, recently rediscovered in the BBC archives. The poet will also attend.

For more information about this event call 510-981-6280.

PADC Community Night at Yoshi’s

8:00 pm
Yoshi’s Jack London Square
Oakland   CA

Celebrate local talent at the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee’s Community Night at Yoshi’s, featuring jazz band Mingus Amungus; roots and reggae duo Mike Rufo and Far I Shields; and spoken word artists Together We Slam.

Mingus Amungus, led by Piedmont resident Miles Perkins, builds on the bebop, funk and classical rhythms of virtuoso bass player Charles Mingus. Also on the program are Piedmont singer/songwriter Mike Rufo and reggae artist Far I Shields; and Together We Slam, Piedmont students performing written word pieces.

Proceeds benefit PADC’s Grants Program, which funds programming and events supporting and promoting diversity in the Piedmont schools and community.

Tickets $25 adults/$20 students.

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