2013 Events

This page lists 46 cultural events I attended in 2013. 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 2013 to date:

And a couple lowlights:


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
01/13/13 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Mark Teicholz, guitar
Ian Swensen, violin
St. Mark's San Francisco Program Bartok: 6 Romanian Dances
Giuliani: Variations, Op. 24a
Nazareth: Two Pieces
Beaser: Mountain Songs
Assad: Sergio Assad
Piazzola: l'Histoire du Tango
02/04/13 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Mary Chun, conductor ODC San Francisco Program Ran: East Wind
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony Op. 9
Hurtado: Intermezzo
Zbyszynski: Daguerreotype
Cage: Living Room Music
Ueno: 12.12.12
02/10/13 @ 15:00 Chamber Julliard String Quartet Julliard String Quartet McKenna San Francisco Program Mozart: String Quartet No. 21
Carter: String Quartet No. 5
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 131
02/15/13 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Herbst San Francisco Program Haydn: Symphony No. 44 'Trauer'
Bach, J.C.: Sinfonia Concertante
Bach, J.C.: Symphony No. 6
Mozart: Symphony No. 29
03/02/13 @ 19:00 Theater Fences Stage 3 Theater Stage 3 Sonora Program Wilson: Fences
03/06/13 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Adams, Samuel Carl: Drift and Providence
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
03/09/13 @ 19:00 Opera Ariodante SF Conservatory Baroque Ensemble
Corey Jamason, conductor
SFCM San Francisco Program Händel: Ariodante
03/15/13 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Rachel Podger, violin/leader Herbst San Francisco Program Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 1
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Op. 9, No. 6
Mossi: Concerto for Four Violins
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins
Pergolesi: Concerto for Violin
Locatelli: Concerto for Four Violins
03/16/13 @ 10:00 Indian Hindustani vocal Anand Bhate, vocal
Bharat Kamat, tabla
Suyog Kundalkar, harmonium
Jain Temple Milpitas Program Raga Miyan ki Todi
Raga Lalit-Bhatiyar
Morning ragas
03/17/13 @ 14:00 Theater Our Town SFSU SFSU Little Theater San Francisco Program Wilder: Our Town
03/18/13 @ 19:30 Concert Earplay Earplay ODC San Francisco Program Carter: Elegy
Kuehn: Colored Shadows
Sevilla: Caprice
Yao: Sotto Voce
Schoenberg: Ein Stelldichein
Josheff: Waiting
04/11/13 @ 19:30 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Herbst San Francisco Program Händel: Teseo
04/12/13 @ 20:00 Opera Bonjour M. Gauguin West Edge Opera
Mary Chun, conductor
El Cerrito Perf. Arts El Cerrito Program Carlone: Bonjour M. Gauguin
04/14/13 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Ives Quartet St. Mark's San Francisco Program Mozart: String Quartet No. 22
Harrison: String Quartet Set
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1
04/17/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, volin
Davies San Francisco Program Nielsen: Symphony No. 6
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
04/18/13 @ 18:00 Reception Vernissage Gordon Huebner Private Sonoma Program
04/25/13 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Davies San Francisco Program Wagner: Flying Dutchman, 'Die Frist ist um'
Wagner: Walküre, Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
05/03/13 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Beethoven: Adelaide
Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
Beethoven: Sonatina for Mandolin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
05/09/13 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Beethoven: Three Equali
Adams: Absolute Jest
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
05/15/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Marek Janowski, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, volin
Alban Gerhardt, cello
Davies San Francisco Program Schumann: Manfred Overture
Brahms: Double Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 'Rhenish'
05/19/13 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Federika von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Jake Heggie, piano
St. Mark's San Francisco Program Songs
05/20/13 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Mary Chun, conductor ODC San Francisco Program Miller: Scrim
Schoenberg: String Trio, Op. 45
Alessandrini: Trio (d'après Schoenberg)
Tôn-Thât: Métal, Terre, Eau
Festinger: Kleinen doch emsigen
05/21/13 @ 19:15 Sports SF Giants baseball Nationals vs. Giants AT&T Park San Francisco
05/28/13 @ 20:00 Theater Black Watch National Theater of Scotland Armory San Francisco Program Burke: Black Watch
05/29/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Davies San Francisco Dvorák: Cello Concerto
Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Bartók: Suite from The Wooden Prince
05/29/13 @ 19:15 Sports SF Giants baseball As vs. Giants AT&T Park San Francisco
05/31/13 @ 20:00 Opera Carmen Cinnabar Theater
Mary Chun, conductor
Cinnabar Petaluma Program Bizet: Carmen
06/19/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Davies San Francisco Program Stravinsky: Agon
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps
06/30/13 @ 14:00 Theater The Diviners Stage 3 Theater Stage 3 Sonora Program Thomas: The Diviners
09/19/13 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Mahler: Symphony No. 9
09/26/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Mahler: Blumine
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Copland: Music from the film Our Town
Debussy: La Plus que lente
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Delibes: Cortège de Bacchus from Sylvia
09/27/13 @ 20:00 Concert Old First Concerts Wild Rumpus Old First San Francisco Program Takemitsu: Air
Yao Chen: O... What an Awakening
Romitelli: Trash TV Trance
Feldman: Only
Tzortzis: Incompatible(s) VI
Deak: Metaphor
Saariaho: Cendres
10/04/13 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
David Daniels, countertenor
SFJazz San Francisco Program Pergolesi: Sinfonia from Olympiade
Händel: Airas
Durante: Concerto for Strings No. 2
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
10/06/13 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music ZOFO: Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
St. Mark's San Francisco Program Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Shawn: Three Dance Portraits
Barber: Souvenirs
Pavkovic: Chimaera
Frank, Gabriela Lena: Sonata Serrana No. 1
10/10/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Mendelssohn: Suite from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Adès: Scenes from The Tempest
Mendelssohn: Die erste Walpurgisnacht
10/13/13 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Ostraka St. Mark's San Francisco Program Boismortier: Suite en re mineur
Lully/de Viseé: Logistille
Marais: Les Voix Humaines
Lully/de Viseé: Chaconne des Arlequins
d'Hervelois: Suite en la mineur
Forqueray: Chaconne, La Buisson
Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne
de Viseé: Allemande: Tombeau
Corbetta: Autre Chaconne
Corette: Sonate en re mineur
10/13/13 @ 19:00 Recital Andras Schiff Andras Schiff, piano Davies San Francisco Program Bach: Goldberg Variations
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
11/01/13 @ 20:00 Theater La Cage aux Folles Cinnabar Theater
Mary Chun, conductor
Cinnabar Petaluma Program Fierstein/Herman: La Cage aux Folles
11/02/13 @ 17:30 Indian Slide guitar Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitar
Arup Chatterjee, tabla
Shirdi Sai Parivar Milpitas Program Raga Kedar
Raga Desh
11/03/13 @ 16:00 Chamber SF Early Music Society Archetti St. Mark's San Francisco Program Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 2
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso Op. 7, No. 2
Händel: Concert GrossoOp. 6, No. 7
Avison: Concerto Grosso after Scarlatti
Händel: Concert for Organ and Strings 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'
Hellendaal: Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 5
11/08/13 @ 18:30 Concert San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
Davies San Francisco Program Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3
Mackey: Eating Greens
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Copland: Symphonic Ode
11/10/13 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Valley Chamber Music Latitude 41 St. Mark's San Francisco Program Schubert: Notturno
Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 2
11/15/13 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Steven Fox, conductor
Anna Dennis, soprano
Tanya Tomkins, cello
SFJazz San Francisco Program Berezovsky: Symphony in C
Bortniansky: Suite from Alcide
Facius: Concerto for Violoncello
Fomin: Dance of the Furies from Orpheus
Bortniansky: Suite from Le fils rival
Glinka: Selected pieces
11/20/13 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Simyon Bychkov, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
12/06/13 @ 20:00 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor SFJazz San Francisco Program Stanley: Concerto for Strings
Croft: The Burial Service
Boyce: Salomon, a serenata
12/19/13 @ 20:00 Concert San Francisco Symphony Ragnar Bohlin, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Händel: Messiah