Performance

Children of Hobbes

11/17/2017-11/19/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
Berkeley  

November 17-19, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 7:00 pm

In 1651, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote: “In the nature of man, we find three principle causes of quarrel: competition, diffidence and glory.”

The evening-length dance “Children of Hobbes” is a direct response to our nation’s current politics. Just as the 2016 election revealed the darker side of human nature that usually hides in the shadows and corners, this dance exposes the power imbalances and moral dilemmas resulting from the endlessly complex interplay between individuals and society.

Presented by Quicksilver Dance.

Holiday Brass

12/03/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

The popular Holiday Brass concert is back! Feel the power and precision of the San Francisco Symphony brass section as they fill the Hall with a festive mix of classical and popular holiday favorites including Joy to the World, Silent Night, and Prokoviev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite—a thrilling performance sure to lift your spirits.

For more information and buy tickets: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Holiday-Brass.aspx

Bach Collegium Japan Plays J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

12/09/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS GREAT PERFORMERS
Famed for their impeccable performances and masterful interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, internationally renowned conductor Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan present J.S. Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio in their exciting Davies Symphony Hall debut. Be sure to witness the astounding virtuosity of this award-winning ensemble as they evoke the wonder and glory of Christmas through the sound of a soaring choir and exuberant music.

For more information and buy tickets: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Bach-Collegium-Japan-Plays-Christmas-Oratorio.aspx

Peter and the Wolf

12/10/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Hear Prokofiev’s timeless musical fable of a boy and his animal friends, a beloved work that has introduced generations to the orchestra through musical storytelling. Watch and listen as the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra brings this delightful fairytale to life, illustrating each character with a particular instrument and melody. Then, stay for a sing-along featuring your favorite holiday songs.

Kids under 18 half price!*

*Subject to availability.

For more information and buy tickets: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Annual-Youth-Orchestra-Holiday-Concert.aspx

A Merry-Achi Christmas

12/10/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco  CA

Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico® returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a truly international celebration, with the ensemble singing and playing holiday favorites from both Mexico and America in a vibrant performance that will have the whole family dancing in the aisles.

The San Francisco Symphony does not appear in this performance.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/A-Merry-Achi-Christmas.aspx

Holiday Soul with the San Francisco Symphony

12/12/2017-12/13/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco  CA

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s powerhouse vocals and gorgeous harmonies have garnered praise from critics and audiences around the world. This holiday season, they join forces with two legendary voices: 10-time Grammy-winner CeCe Winans, the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, and Edwin Hawkins, the Grammy-winning originator of the chart-topping “Oh Happy Day.” Don’t miss your chance to experience this powerful performance, featuring exuberant renditions of soul, jazz, and Christmas classics, with plenty of vocal fireworks and foot-stomping energy on display.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Holiday-Soul-with-the-San-Francisco-Symphony.aspx

Handel’s Messiah

12/14/2017-12/15/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Experience the exhilarating majesty of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Featuring the famous “Hallelujah” Chorus, the magnificent power of 100 voices in harmony makes this celebrated masterpiece an unmissable holiday favorite and one of the best-loved musical works of all time.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Handel-Messiah.aspx

Home Alone – Feature Film with Live Orchestra

12/16/2017-12/20/2017
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

See the beloved holiday hit Home Alone on the big screen like you never have before, with John Williams’ exuberant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony and unforgettable carols sung live by three children’s choruses in a special guest appearance at Davies Symphony Hall. The highest-grossing holiday film of all time, and starring an adorable Macaulay Culkin, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy is holiday fun for the entire family.

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

The San Francisco Girls Chorus will not appear at the Dec 20 concert.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Home-Alone.aspx

A Charlie Brown Christmas – LIVE!

12/21/2017-12/24/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang are back at Davies Symphony Hall! The show begins with your favorite characters dancing along to holiday classics and colorful video. Then, the gang returns to the stage to bring A Charlie Brown Christmas to life! With singers, dancers, and actors performing in front of an animated background, and Vince Guaraldi’s timeless music performed live by the Symphony, this beloved holiday classic is sure to bring festive cheer to people of all ages. Come early and enjoy a family-friendly reception featuring a host of activities to keep your kids entertained. Be sure to bring your camera to capture pictures of your little ones exploring the lobbies lined with oversized Christmas trees and special Peanuts décor.

Total running time, with no intermission: 90 minutes.

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas-Live.aspx

A New Year’s Event with Seth MacFarlane and the San Francisco Symphony

12/31/2017-01/01/2018
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 

Celebrate in timeless style with Academy and Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and director Seth MacFarlane, who brings a winning combination of rich crooning and cool pizazz that would do Frank and Dino proud. Watch him light up the stage with the San Francisco Symphony in a dazzling concert of finger-snapping jazz standards and holiday favorites conducted by Edwin Outwater.

Celebrate the new year with a VIP package! Each premium seat in the Side Boxes will receive sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival before the concert begins.

San Francisco Symphony

For more information: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/New-Year-Concert-with-Seth-MacFarlane.aspx