“A musical performance is like a bullfight—the moment of truth.”
— Arthur Rubinstein
Some people may think of “classical music” as being dry and dusty, but nothing could be further from the truth: it is passionate, full of life, and surprising.
The kind of concerts we present—chamber music (small ensembles) and recitals by superb soloists—are sort of a personal conversation between you, the performer and the composer. And Mozart and Beethoven were incredible conversationalists.
Further, we believe that whenever a person performs in front of a live audience, there is always an element of theatre. This makes a difference in the artists we choose.
We are enthusiastic about presenting this kind of music, which is not only easy to understand but also, happily, embodies the most personal and heartfelt utterances of the great composers. We strive to have each of our concerts be a memorable event.
Besides presenting concerts in San Francisco (where our home is the fabulous Herbst Theatre) we have two “satellite” concert series in Walnut Creek and in Palo Alto, both in 300-seat theatres which basically sell out on subscription.