2018 Events

This page lists 34 cultural events I attended in 2018. 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.


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 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
01/07/18 @ 14:00 Chamber Chamber Music and Poetry Salon private San Francisco Program Glass, Terri: Poems
Josheff: Dream Spaces & Recurring Nightmares
Ehrlich: Poems
Reynolds: Latin Carnival
Reynolds: Five Preludes
Reynolds: Jardin Cubano
Reynolds: Tangria
Blotter: Poems
01/11/18 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14
Schoenberg: Piano Concerto
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
01/18/18 @ 20:00 Theater The Birthday Party ACT Geary San Francisco Program Pinter: The Birthday Party
01/21/18 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Joshua Trio Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program
02/04/18 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Agave Baroque
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Church of the Advent San Francisco Program
02/05/18 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Earplay Wilsey San Francisco Program Bennett: Small Art
Bedrossian: I'm nobody! Who are you?
Grime: Three Whistler Miniatures
Festinger: The Coming of Age
02/08/18 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 6 'Emperor'
02/24/18 @ 20:00 Opera West Edge Opera West Edge Opera IOOF Hall Berkeley Program Deaconoff: The Last Tycoon
Saxon: 452 Jamestown Place
London: Dynamo
Wold: She Who Is Alive
Rosen: Death of a Playboy
02/25/18 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Brian Thorsett & friends Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program
03/04/18 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Les Délices Church of the Advent San Francisco Program Philidor: Sinfonia 1
Martin: Sonata I
Blaver: Sonata Seconda
Rameau: Troisième Concert
Rameau: Extraits
Guignon: Les Sauvages
Philidor: Sinfonia 5
03/08/18 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Edward Gardner, conductor
Simon Trpĉeski, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Tippett: Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Grofé)
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
03/08/18 @ 20:00 Symphony Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Richard Egarr, conductor/organ Herbst San Francisco Program Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 10
Muffat: Sonata No. 5
Händel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 4
Händel: Organ Concerto No. 15
Corelli: Concert Grosso Op. 6 No. 2
Händel: Concert Grosso Op. 6 No. 1
03/19/18 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Mary Chun, conductor Atrium San Francisco Program Dashow: Soundings in Pure Duration n.4
Hynninen: Glow within
Ivanova: Saggitarius
Godsil: Aeropittura
Festinger: Kleinen doch emsigen
04/08/18 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Wildcat Viols Church of the Advent San Francisco Program Purcell: Fantazias
Locke: Suites for viols
04/22/18 @ 18:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Jake Heggie, composer/piano
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program
04/26/18 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Christian Reif, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Wagner: Sigefried's Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Holst: The Planets
04/27/18 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Herbst San Francisco Program Beethoven: Mass in C
Cherubini: Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Beethoven: Fantasia 'Choral Fantasy'
04/29/18 @ 19:00 Theater Father Comes Home from the Wars ACT Geary San Francisco Program Parks: Father Comes Home from the Wars
04/30/18 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Earplay Herbst San Francisco Program Winges: Night-Voiced
Yu: Pnema
Ortiz: and all the phonies go mad with joy
Erçetin: Resonances (b): Tella
Festinger: The Way Things Go
05/10/18 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Stéphane Denève, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Davies San Francisco Program Ibert: Escales
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns: The Swan
Connesson: E chairo nella valle il fiume appare
Respighi: Pines of Rome
05/20/18 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Telegraph Quartet Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program Mozart: String Quartet No. 21
Sirota: Wave Upon Wave
Ravel: String Quartet
05/28/18 @ 15:30 Chamber Groupmuse FIU Quartet
Karen Heather, piano
Private San Francisco Bach: Sarabandes from Cello Suites 1-4
Schumann: Piano Quintet
06/06/18 @ 15:00 Opera Das Rheingold San Francisco Opera Opera House San Francisco Program Wagner: Das Rheingold
06/07/18 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Susanna Mäkkki, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin
Davies San Francisco Program Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Saariaho: Laterna Magica
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
06/09/18 @ 19:30 Chamber Climate Music Telegraph Quartet Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program Festinger: Flight of Icarus
07/05/18 @ 19:15 Sports SF Giants baseball Cardinals vs. Giants AT&T San Francisco
07/13/18 @ 21:00 Indian Sufi vocal recital Sukhawat Ali Khan, vocals Bird & Beckett San Francisco
07/29/18 @ 12:05 Sports SF Giants baseball Brewers vs. Giants AT&T San Francisco
07/31/18 @ 18:00 Rehearsal The Rake's Progress Merola Opera SFCM San Francisco Program Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
10/05/18 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Herbst San Francisco Program Mozart: Litaniae Laurentanae
Mozart: Exsultate
10/11/18 @ 19:30 Ballet Alonzo King LINES Kronos Quartet YBCA San Francisco Program King: Handel
King: Common Ground
10/13/18 @ 20:00 Concert SF Composers Chamber Orchestra Mark Alburger, conductor
Martha Stoddard, conductor
St. Mark's San Francisco Program 25
10/14/18 @ 16:00 Recital Noe Valley Chamber Music Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program Brahms: Viariations on a Theme by HaydnStravinsky
: The Rite of Spring, Part 1
Gluck: Ballet from Orphée et Eurydice
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5
Adams: Hallelujah Junction
Anderson/Roe: Hallelujah Variations
Lennon/McCartney: Let It Be
# FIX_ME SCAN # 181018, 1000, Rehearsal, San Francisco Symphony, Pablo Heras-Casado
10/19/18 @ 20:00 Theater San Francisco Playhouse graveyard shift San Francisco Playhouse Creativity Theater Tuttle: graveyard shift