2014 cultural events

This page lists 52 cultural events I attended in 2014. Movies are listed on my films page, not here. The program index page displays thumbnails of all the printed program images. Cities are in California, except as noted.

Highlights of 2014 to date:


I started keeping event data in the format used by this page in 2010, so data for 2010 to date is accurate. I started keeping appointment calendar data in .txt format in August 2005. I later extracted 2005-2009 event data ex post facto, so data for 2005 to 2009 is less complete and a bit less accurate. I have older pocket calendars and hard copies of event programs going back to 1963, but I have not yet scanned programs for years before 2010 or entered event data for most years before 2005.

See also: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1971 1981 1982 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 All

Click on a heading below to sort the list accordingly. Click on a Program link to see the printed program for an event. Enter a search string (e.g., "Mahler", "Berkeley", "piano") below to filter the output.


Date Category Description Performers Venue City Works
01/22/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Alexander Barantschik, leader/violin
Seth Asarnow, bandoneón
Davies San Francisco Program Mozart: Divertimento, K. 138
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Britten: Simple Symphony
Piazzolla/Cohen: Melodia - Libertango
01/30/14 @ 18:00 Lecture New Music and YOU R. Wood Massi, lecturer
Thalia Moore, cello
Museum of Performance+Design San Francisco Program Crumb: Sonata for Violoncello Solo
02/02/14 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Galax Quartet
Karen Clark, contralto
St. Mark's San Francisco Program Lasso: Prophetiae Sibyllarum
Gesualdo: Beltà poi che t'assenti
Wheldon: On the Petaluma River
Schwantner: Dream Drapery
02/27/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Mahler: Symphony No. 3
03/02/14 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Quicksilver St. Mark's San Francisco Program
03/07/14 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin/leader SF Jazz San Francisco Program Muffat: Fasciculus I 'Nobilis Juventus'
Schmelzer: Sonata III
Schein: Suite VII
Biber: Sonata IX
Schemlzer: Baletto a 4 Pastorella
Umstatt: Concerto for Violin
Pisendel: Sonata for Orchestra
Bach: Ricercar à 6 from The Musical Offering
Telemann: Overture-Suite 'Les Nations'
03/08/14 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin
Davies San Francisco Program Ives/Brant: The Alcotts from Concord Sonata
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
03/09/14 @ 16:00 Vocal Noe Valley Chamber Music Kitka St. Mark's San Francisco Program
03/11/14 @ 20:00 Concert Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Corigliano: Symphony No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
03/20/14 @ 18:00 Lecture New Music and YOU R. Wood Massi, lecturer
Terrie Baune, violin
Daniela Mineva, piano
Museum of Performance+Design San Francisco Program Crumb: Four Nocturnes
03/31/14 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Mary Chun, conductor ODC San Francisco Program Crumb: Four Nocturnes
Winges: Local Colloquies
Omiccioli: falling through infinity
Ahn: ADGC
Hersh: Full Court Press
04/04/14 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicolas McGegan, conductor SF Jazz San Francisco Program Vivaldi: Juditha trimuphans
04/06/14 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Del Sol Quartet
Stephen Kent, didjeridu
St. Mark's San Francisco Program Sculthorpe: String Quartet No. 14
Ueno: Peradam
Sculthorpe: String Quartet No. 18
Fairouz: The Named Angels
04/09/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 'Romantic'
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
04/19/14 @ 20:00 Chamber Telegraph Quartet Telegraph Quartet Private San Francisco Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 'Dissonance'
Webern: String Quartet
Britten: String Quartet No. 1
04/25/14 @ 14:00 Panel IEEE Milestone Gary Kildall tribute City Hall Pacific Grove Program
04/27/14 @ 14:00 Opera Opera Parallèle Nicole Paiement, conductor YBCA San Francisco Program Weill: Mahagonny Songspiel
Poulenc: Les Mamelles de Tirésias
05/02/14 @ 20:00 Indian Sitar recital Shujaat Khan, sitar Nourse San Francisco Program Raga Yamani
05/08/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Ton Koopman, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Bach:: Cantata BWV 207a
Bach: Missa Brevis
05/16/14 @ 16:30 Ceremony Newcomb-Tulane College 2014 Senior Awards McAlister New Orleans LA Program
05/17/14 @ 09:00 Ceremony Tulane Commencement Super Dome New Orleans LA Program
05/17/14 @ 15:00 Ceremony Newcomb-Tulane College Undergraduate Degree Ceremony Super Dome New Orleans LA Program
05/27/14 @ 16:00 Ceremony Cardozo Commencement Avery Fisher Hall Manhattan NY Program
05/29/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Charles Dutoit, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Poulenc: Gloria
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Fauré: Requiem
06/01/14 @ 14:00 Opera Marriage of Figaro Cinnabar Theater
Mary Chun, conductor
Cinnabar Petaluma Program Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
06/27/14 @ 19:30 Theater Twelfth Night Murphys Creek Theater Brice Station Murphys Program Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
07/24/14 @ 19:30 Theater Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike Guthrie Theater Guthrie Minneapolis MN Program Durang: Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
08/10/14 @ 15:00 Opera La Bohème West Edge Opera Ed Roberts Berkeley Program Puccini: La Bohème
08/23/14 @ 20:00 Theater I Hate Hamlet Murphys Creek Theater Black Bart Murphys Program Rudnick: I Hate Hamlet
09/11/14 @ 12:45 Sports SF Giants baseball Diamondbacks vs. Giants AT&T Park San Francisco
09/17/14 @ 20:00 Theater Into the Woods Oregon Shakespeare Festival Elizabethan Ashland OR Program Sondheim: Into the Woods
09/18/14 @ 13:30 Theater Water by the Spoonful Oregon Shakespeare Festival Thomas Ashland OR Program Hudes: Water by the Spoonful
09/18/14 @ 20:00 Theater Two Gentlemen of Verona Oregon Shakespeare Festival Elizabethan Ashland OR Program Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona
09/25/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Ives: Three Places in New England
Strauss, Johann Jr.: Beautiful Blue Danube
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
10/01/14 @ 18:00 Ceremony Techmanity Awards San Jose Convention Center San Jose
10/05/14 @ 19:00 Benefit Queenie Moon Conspiracy Show Joan Mankin Benefit Geary San Francisco Program
10/08/14 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicolas McGegan, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello
SF Jazz San Francisco Program Haydn: Symphony No. 57
Bach, C.P.E.: Concert for Violoncello
Boccherini: Concerto for Violoncello No. 7
Haydn: Symphony No. 67
10/09/14 @ 19:30 Concert Zakir Hussain Zakir Hussain, tabla
Kumaresh Rajagopalan, violin
Jayanthi Kumaresh, veena
SF Jazz San Francisco Program
10/10/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Stucky: Jeu de timbres
Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
10/10/14 @ 19:00 Benefit Other Minds Marc-André Hamelin, piano Private San Francisco Program Feldman: For Bunita Marcus
10/19/14 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Hausmann Quartet St. Mark's San Francisco Program Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33 #5
Gruenberg: Four Diversions
Debussy: String Quartet
10/22/14 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Christian Zacharias, conductor & piano Davies San Francisco Program Copland: Appalachian Spring
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
Haydn: Symphony No. 93
11/02/14 @ 14:00 Theater Arguendo Elevator Repair Service Z Space San Francisco Program Arguendo
11/07/14 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Julian Wachner, conductor
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Calvary San Francisco Program Bach: Symphonia from Cantata No. 42
Händel: Arias
Telemann: Concerto for Violon, Oboe, and Two Horns
Bach: Cantata No. 170
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
11/09/14 @ 20:00 Rock The Abiders Jeff Bridges & The Abiders Great American San Francisco
11/15/14 @ 18:30 Concert Dorado Schmitt Durado Schmitt and the Django Reinhart All-Stars SF Jazz San Francisco
11/23/14 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society East of the River St. Mark's San Francisco Program
11/25/14 @ 20:00 Theater A Delicate Balance Golden Manhattan NY Program Albee: A Delicate Balance
11/29/14 @ 14:00 Theater Disgraced Lyceum Manhattan MY Program Akhtar: Disgraced
11/30/14 @ 15:00 Theater Curious Incident... National Theatre Ethyl Barrymore Manhattan MY Program Stephens: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
12/05/14 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Calvary San Francisco Program Vejvanovský: Sonata Natalis
Esterházy: Cur fles, Jesu
Haydn: Ave Regina Coelorum
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus
Zelenka: Missa Nativitatis Domini
12/21/14 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Magnificat St. Mark's San Francisco Program