2024 cultural events

This page lists 20 cultural events I attended in 2024. 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 from 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 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 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
01/06/24 @ 19:00 Concert S.F. Tape Music Festival Victoria San Francisco Program
01/14/24 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Music Musicians from Silkroad Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program
01/18/24 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Dalia Stasevka, conductor
Davies San Francisco Program Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
01/25/24 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies San Francisco Program Mahler: Symphony No. 5
02/01/24 @ 19:30 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya, harpsichord
Richard Egarr, conductor/harpsichord
Herbst San Francisco Program Telemann: Concerto in F Major
Bach: Concerto for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1060
Telemann: Concerto in A Minor
Bach: Concerto for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1061
Bach: Concerto for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1062
Telemann: Overture-Suite 'Alster'
02/05/24 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Earplay Old First Church San Francisco Program Thiebaut: panta rhei
Sorkin: String Trio in Two Movements
Chuaqui: Ad Hoc
Saariaho: Light and Matter
02/06/24 @ 12:03 Recital Noontime Concerts Daniel Glover, piano Old St. Mary's San Francisco Program Bach: Arioso
Clementi: Sonata quasi-Concerto
Oldham: Andante Tranquillo
Barber: Canzone
Chopin: Grande Polonaise Brillante
02/18/24 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Music Brentano String Quartet Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program Bartók: 44 Duos for two violins: Burlesque, Mosquito Dance, Marching Song, Fairy Tale
Bach: The Musical Offering: Canon
Bach: The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus VII
Bartók: Microkosmos: #141, #113
Purcell: Fantasia No. 11
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 40 No. 2: Allegretto
Berio: Duetti per 2 violini: Yossi
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59 No. 1: Allegretto vivace
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5
02/25/24 @ 11:00 Brunch West Edge Opera West Edge Opera Berkeley Piano Club Berkeley Program Wagner: Arias
Stookey: Aria from Bulrusher
Boehler: Arias
03/02/24 @ 20:00 Concert Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet Zellerbach Berkeley Program Green: Kronos at Fifty
Briseno: El Sinaloense
Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 4
Rini: Segara Gunung
Reich: Triple Quartet
Gordon: gfedcba
Lizée: ZonelyHearts
03/03/24 @ 15:00 Opera Snapshot 2024 West Edge Opera Atrium San Francisco Program Edwards & Ralls: Nu Nah-Hup
Verrett: Madame Theremin
Linnard: Least of My Children
Boehler: The Road to Wellville
03/17/24 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Music Meena Bhasin, Owen Dalby & Friends Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program Mozart: String Quintet, K. 516
Golijov: Tenebrae
Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2
03/18/24 @ 19:30 Chamber Earplay Earplay Old First San Francisco Program Hosokawa: Threnody
Castro: Forms & Doubles
Ulman: Skamandros II
Koh: The flower mantis
Kittos: Dyades
03/24/24 @ 15:00 Concert Mahler Chamber Orchestra Mitsuko Uchida, conductor
José Maria Blumenschein, concertmaster
Zellerbach Berkeley Program Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17
Widmann: Chorale Quartet
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
04/02/24 @ 19:30 Ballet Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey Zellerbach Berkeley Program
04/10/24 @ 12:45 Sports SF Giants Baseball Nationals vs. Giants Oracle San Francisco
04/11/24 @ 19:30 Concert Philharmonia Baroque Richard Egarr, conductor
Shunske Sato, violin
Herbst San Francisco Program Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
04/13/24 @ 14:00 Ballet San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet Opera House San Francisco Program
04/14/24 @ 16:00 Chamber Noe Music Nomad Session Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco Program Grainger: Lincolnshire Posey
Day: Unquiet Waters
Aminikia: Tehrangeles
Mellits: Spliter
Russell: Nomad Concerto"
06/13/24 @ 10:00 Rehearsal San Francisco Symphony Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Davies San Francisco Program Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Gubaidulina: Fairytale Poem
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini