The San Francisco Symphony is an orchestra based in San Francisco, California. The current music director is Michael Tilson Thomas, who has held the position since September 1995.
The orchestra has long been an integral part of city life and culture in San Francisco.... show more
The English Baroque Soloists is a chamber orchestra playing on period instruments, formed in 1978 by English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Its repertoire comprises music from the early Baroque period to the Classical period. They often appear with John Eliot Gardiner's... show more
The moniker of “legend” applies to very few performers. Here’s an artist who it fits spectacularly well! Hear the one and only Liza Minnelli in a sensational holiday concert performing American song standards and seasonal tunes, with her quartet and accompanied by... show more
Tony Bennett is a singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz.
Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards,... show more
It's no secret that Danny Hillis and Brian Eno will be performing together. It will be a treat! Here are some additional details you might want to know: William Daniel "Danny" Hillis is an inventor, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a... show more
Neil Richard Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman's writing has won... show more
Justin Randall Timberlake is a pop musician and actor. He has won six Grammy Awards as well as two Emmy Awards. He achieved early fame when he appeared as a contestant on Star Search, and went on to star in the Disney Channel television series The New Mickey Mouse Club,... show more
Since the group's formation in 1988, the pioneering rap-rock quartet Cypress Hill -- founders B-Real (Louis Freese), DJ Muggs (Lawrence Muggerud) and Sen Dog (Senen Reyes), along with newest member Eric Bobo -- have come a long way from the streets of South Central L.A.... show more
The hardcore punk/celtic folk outfit Dropkick Murphys formed in south Boston in 1995; vocalist Mike McColgan , guitarist Rick Barton , and bassist Ken Casey comprised the original nucleus of the group, with a series of drummers passing through the lineup before the addition of Matt Kelly... show more
Bring your children to hear the San Francisco Symphony play kid-sized classical concerts—shorter programs, great music, fascinating musical discoveries, and free materials for young concertgoers to promote music appreciation at home. Child-friendly... show more
Mazzie and Danieley
With the SFS, featuring Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley
Ring in the New Year with a grand celebration! Broadway and West End performers... show more
What happens when you take the majesty and power of a full symphony orchestra, and distill it down to its most intimate, achingly beautiful elements? You have chamber music. This is music musicians love to play, where every interaction and every audience reaction is magnified in intensity.
Big name performers are known to appear The Warfield. This concert is no exception, as it will feature the music of Bryan Adams! Bryan Adams, OC, OBC is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, and photographer. Adams has won dozens of awards and... show more
The Symphony launches the 2010-11 season with Lou Harrison’s festive Parade, the San Francisco native’s colorful fanfare. Following two works by another quintessential American voice—Aaron Copland’s magnificent Quiet City and Organ... show more
Megadeth is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bassist Dave Ellefson following Mustaine's expulsion from Metallica, the band has since released 12 studio albums, three live albums, two EPs, 26... show more
International jazz singing star and pianist Diana Krall will make her only San Diego area appearance of 2012 at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at the Palomar Starlight Theater at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. A three-time Grammy winner, Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut... show more
Morrissey will kick it up a notch and take the atmosphere to the next level. Steven Patrick Morrissey, known primarily as Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly... show more
Steve Miller ‘s band is organized and handled by Miller himself accompanied by bassist Roy Ruby , keyboardist Chris Yoder who established the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band taking along drummer Lance Haas and rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens when they shifted to... show more
Dream Theater is a progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to further concentrate on the band that... show more
Michael Tilson Thomas is a conductor, pianist and composer. He is currently music director of the San Francisco Symphony.
Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California to Ted and Roberta Thomas,... show more
Emmylou Harris is a singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other... show more
They Might Be Giants is an alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG's early years Flansburgh and Linnell were frequently accompanied by a drum machine. In the early 1990s, TMBG became a full band. Currently, the members of TMBG are... show more
Los Lobos ("The Wolves") are an American Chicano rock band. They are 3-time Grammy Award winners. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex and that type of bands.
Lauryn Noelle Hill is a recording artist, musician, producer and actress. Early in her career, she established her reputation as a member of the Fugees. In 1998, she launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, The... show more
Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin’ Breed, their newest release on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records due August 21, 2012. This is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the... show more
Internationally acclaimed pop, R&B, and jazz legend Natalie Cole returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a captivating one-night only performance. In her brilliant career, Cole has performed songs from virtually every musical era, and received countless awards including nine... show more
The Greatest Hits Tour is a concert tour of the Irish pop band Westlife which covered the UK and Europe in 2003. There were 62 tour dates, including a few outside concerts including their coming home concerts in their home towns of Dublin and Sligo. This tour was the... show more
Steely Dan is a rock band; its core members are Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, with the release of seven albums blending elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical... show more
Burt F. Bacharach is a pianist, composer and music producer. He is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the mid-1950s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David. Many of their hits were produced specifically for, and performed by, Dionne Warwick. Following on... show more
Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is a pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Since his debut, Ne-Yo has had five top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist and two number-one albums on the Billboard... show more
By 1909, when the anguished Mahler penned his Ninth Symphony, he had tragically lost his four-year-old daughter and learned of the heart ailment that would contribute to his own death two years later. The last symphony he completed, the Ninth, is a defiant affirmation of life as well as a... show more
Hear the San Francisco Symphony’s interpretation of Stravinsky’s piece from the later part of his career. Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé evokes the world of Greek mythology in the language of Impressionism.
Anton Webern's powerful Symphony lends a 20th-century counterpoint to a night of Romantic showpieces. The program also features Beethoven's lyrical Fourth Piano Concerto, and his electrifying Fifth Symphony provides the finale to an evening of theatrical delights.... show more
The Wu-Tang Clan is a highly influential hip hop group from New York City that consists of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. They are frequently joined by fellow childhood friend Cappadonna, a... show more
The joyous Les Noces “depicts” a wedding the way an Altman film uses scraps of conversation to tell a tale, and boasts four pianists on stage. One hundred years ago, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Stravinsky and Monteux—legends all—triggered the most... show more
De La Soul is a hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug... show more
The Flaming Lips are a rock band, formed in Norman, Oklahoma in 1983.
Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album... show more
Hearing The Flaming Lips performing live is, for many, a once-in-a-life-life-time opportunity. Fans go nuts for The Flaming Lips! You can join these loyal fans at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for large scale concert to which The Flaming Lips is accustomed. Here are some details: The... show more
The Jonas Brothers are a boy band. The band gained its popularity from the Disney Channel children's television network. From the shore region of New Jersey, the band consists of three brothers: Paul Kevin Jonas II (Kevin Jonas), Joseph Adam Jonas (Joe Jonas), and Nicholas Jerry... show more
Fall Out Boy is a Grammy-nominated American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, formed in 2001. The band consists of vocalist/rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, lead guitarist Joe Trohman, bassist Pete Wentz, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band released five albums from... show more
Pinchas Zukerman leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a program featuring some of Beethoven’s most gripping creations. Following the Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Zukerman plays and conducts the Violin Concerto, a work composed... show more
Queens of the Stone Age is a rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1997. The band's line-up has included founding member Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar), with its current line-up including longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, backing... show more
My Bloody Valentine are an alternative rock band formed 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. The band's founding members are guitarist/singer Kevin Shields and drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig. The lineup during the band's late 80s/early 90s heyday included singer-guitarist... show more
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to... show more
Hearing The Rolling Stones performing live is, for many, a once-in-a-life-life-time opportunity. Fans go nuts for The Rolling Stones! You can join these loyal fans at Broadway Studios for large scale concert to which The Rolling Stones is accustomed. Here are some details: The Rolling... show more
John Arthur Lithgow is an actor, musician, and author. Presently, he is involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio. He also has written and published several books of poetry and children's literature.... show more