San Francisco Performances has been a leader in the Bay Area cultural scene since our founding in 1979. We have introduced hundreds of classical music, jazz and contemporary dance artists to audiences, including world-renowned performers like Yo-Yo Ma, the Juilliard String Quartet, Philip Glass, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. With a strong curatorial vision, great artistic taste and adventurous programming, we are the city’s premier presenter of intimate concerts, solo recitals and dance.
San Francisco Performances also provides opportunities for audiences—from those who attend our concerts, to public school students who encounter music and dance for the very first time—to engage personally with artists and gain a deeper understanding of their work.
Quality, intimacy, access and enrichment—these are the hallmarks of San Francisco Performances. We seek out the world’s great artists and present them in intimate venues where audiences can connect more deeply with the art.