Salon97′s Annual Salute to American Composers!
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
1644 Haight Street @Belvedere, SF
Every year since Salon97 began, we host an annual salute to American composers in honor of Independence Day. Five years later, it remains one our most popular events! Join us for a lively evening celebrating classical music made in the USA. Some you know, some you don’t!
No knowledge of classical music is necessary. The listening/discussion portion of the event will last about an hour. Bring friends and come have fun!
Salon97 and Artist Talk with Jennifer Murray at
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Porter Contemporary Gallery
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC
On Thursday, May 30, we’ll be at Porter Contemporary Gallery to do a salon in conjunction with Jen Murray’s solo show, Never Ending Story. The show features Jen’s contribution to the timeless practice of harnessing the primordial power of animals and nature to express the mythology of the human imaginative existence, and the listening party portion of the evening will feature music that complements her themes.
Join us for a wonderful evening of art, music, and discussion. Refreshments provided.
Free! Facebook listing here.
5th Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, May 18, 12 – 3 p.m.
Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park
It’s hard to believe, but Salon97 turns five in May 2013!
In typical Salon97 fashion, we’ll be ringing in year 5 by celebrating you, the members of our community. Come join us for an afternoon of music, fun, tacos (or mini burritos!), beer, cupcakes, and Nerf games in Golden Gate Park! What’s not to love about that?
Salon97 and the
New Lens Concert Series!
Friday, April 26
Doors at 7:45 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m.
We are thrilled to collaborate with the New Lens Concert Series again in 2013! We’ll be back at a.Muse gallery for a wonderful evening of music (new and old!) performed by the fabulous LA-based Panic Duo and a lively talk-back with the performers and organizing composers Garrett Shatzer and Juhi Bansal.
Join us as we juxtapose eras! RSVP here (not required).
614 Alabama Street @ 18th Street
$10 (door fee goes directly to the musicians)
Pianomania Film Screening
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We are excited to present a screening of the wonderful documentary Pianomania! Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a classical music newbie, this film is fascinating and particularly relatable if you find yourself in a profession that requires extreme care and attention to detail.
A description from the First Run Features website:
Pianomania takes the viewer along on a humorous journey into the secret world of sounds, and accompanies Stefan Knüpfer at his unusual job with world famous pianists like Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand, among others. To find the right instrument with the necessary qualities, compatible with the vision of the virtuoso, to tune it to perfection and finally to get it on the stage, needs nerves of steel, boundless passion, and the extraordinary competence in translating words into sounds.
This is a FREE event! Come join us.
169 11th Street @ Natoma
San Francisco, CA
John Cage Retrospective
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Join Booksmith and Salon97 for a night of all things John Cage — music, art, poems, and some of the art he inspired. Come listen to (and see) some of his creations and perform one, too! We’ll also share samples of work inspired by John Cage’s groundbreaking ideas.
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
West Edge Opera:
L’incoronazione di Poppea
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
West Edge Opera, founded as Berkeley Opera in 1979, invites the Salon97 community to attend the preview performance of their first opera of the season: Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea! This opera was written in 1642 (yes, 1642!!) and, as we see in many operas, is a story of romantic distraction. Some things don’t change!
This performance is offered free of charge to the Salon97 community and members of the press. A wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with a local opera company!
Performing Arts Theater
El Cerrito High School
El Cerrito, CA
Del Sol String Quartet
20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, December 6, 2012
8:00 p.m. concert, 7:00 p.m. pre-concert talk
Members of the Salon97 community are invited to attend Thursday night’s interactive multi-media concert at the special rate of $20 ($30, general admission)! Join us for an amazing concert and a Salon97-led pre-concert talk and post-concert Q&A. The featured work of the evening will be “Garden” by composer and videographer Chris Jonas.
Concert and discounted ticket details will follow via our newsletter so be sure to sign up if you aren’t on the list already!
7:00 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk, 8:00 p.m. Concert
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA
Additionally, members of the Salon97 community are invited to attend Del Sol’s open rehearsal on Wednesday night, free of charge. Another great night! Just mention “Salon97″ at the door to claim your ticket.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m.
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA
Salon97′s Halloween Party is back! You probably remember the big, raucous stir we created four (yes, four!!) years ago and this year’s party will be even bigger and better. Come join us for an evening of “scary” classical music, costumes, pumpkins, and Halloween-themed refreshments.
And best of all, don’t miss our LIVE performance of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor for #bachtoberfest. Seriously, don’t miss it.
So much Halloween, SO MUCH FUN. And yes, Mozart may make an appearance.
Add this event to your Google calendar by clicking below and register on Facebook. See you soon!
Classical Autumn in NYC!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We’re so excited to come back to New York and celebrate Autumn with some wonderful seasonal classical music and refreshments. Join us for a wonderful evening of music, friends, and fun times!
Carlos Kleiber: Traces to Nowhere
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Questions about orchestral conductors frequently arise at Salon97, so for September’s event, we’ll watch a film that answers a lot of your questions. Join us after Opera in the Park!
Run time: 72 minutes
Party starts at 4:30 p.m., film rolls at 5:00 p.m.
Popcorn and other light refreshments provided!
Salon97 at Quiet Lightning’s
The Greenhouse Effect
Monday, August 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
On Monday, August 6, Salon97 joins Quiet Lighting, a monthly literary mixed tape-style event, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers! We look forward to seeing you for an amazing evening of high quality entertainment, beautiful exotic plants, and delicious beer. Awesome overload!!
Salon97:NYC Salute to
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Delicious shandies (beer/lemonade cocktails) will abound as we continue our salute to American composers in New York!
Annual Salon97 Salute to
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Salon97 HQ, Stanyan Street, SF
Every July we gather to celebrate Independence Day, to listen to fantastic music by American composers, and to (of course!) eat hot dogs and drink root beer floats. This party is a fan favorite so don’t miss it. The good times WILL ROLL.
ZYZZYVA & Salon97′s Summer Soiree!
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
466 Geary Street, Suite 401, San Francisco
On June 12 we present our first-ever collaboration with the famed and fabulous ZYZZYVA Magazine! Mixing and mingling and wine, cupcakes, and other refreshments will be plentiful. We’ll also have a short program featuring music by two West Coast composers and readings by Will Boast and Lindsey Thordarson. Not to be missed!
This event is perfect for literature enthusiasts, classical music fans, people looking to learn more about either art form, and those with a short attention span alike.
Salon97 Field Trip to VoiceBox Live’s Drinking/Songs
Wednesday, May 16, 8:00 p.m.
50 Mason Social House (more info)
We’re thrilled to take our first field trip of the year to Voice Box Live’s Drinking/Songs! Beer tasting and drinking song performances = what could be better?
Salon97 Returns to Boston!
Saturday, May 5, 3:00 p.m.
We’re thrilled to be back in Boston and to reconnect with some of our East Coast community! Good times and cupcakes will be had, great music will be played, and dinner will follow.
Salon97′s Meet the Artist Series Presents
An Evening with the Finisterra Trio and
Composers Garrett Shatzer and Juhi Bansal
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama St. @ 18th St.
The New Lens Concert Series debuts in April, and the composers and performers behind this inaugural program will join us for an evening of conversation. We’ll discuss the path to developing this concert series, the composition process, and the performance preparation process on the eve of their performance with Old First Concerts.
Join us for this amazing behind-the-scenes event for a rare chance to hear about the artistic process from the composers and performers themselves.
As an added bonus, a.Muse will be featuring photography by the fabulously talented Julie Michelle, a friend of Salon97, at the time of this event.
Refreshments will be provided. Event starts at 7:00 p.m., discussion and performance at 7:30 p.m.
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
Sunday, March 18, 5:00 p.m.
A lovely gathering of folks from the Salon97 community watched this wonderfully odd film about the life and times of quixotic pianist Glenn Gould. A spirited discussion of how talent, fame, and legacy transpire followed the film, and gourmet popcorn, beverages, home made cookies provided by a generous community member, and conversation were enjoyed by all.
Join us for our next film screening later this year!
Your Arts Organization = Start-up Business
Monday, March 12, 11:00 a.m. CT
Austin Convention Center, room 8A
I’m heading back to SXSW this year to lead another conversation with fellow artrepreneurs. If you’re heading out for the Interactive section of the conference, please join us for this event!
No classical music here — this is a discussion about how to organize your budding project or organization. Details here!
Salon97 and Rainbow Chamber Players present
Eight is not Enough: Music of Beethoven, Mozart and Gounod
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 p.m.
1st Congregational UCC of SF, 1300 Polk Street @ Bush Street
FREE. Donations accepted. RSVP via Facebook!
Salon97 joins forces with members of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) to present a special free concert. Chamber musicians from BARS will perform music by Mozart, Gounod, and Beethoven with tenor soloist Brian Thorsett and maestra Jessica Bejarano.
Salon97 will provide live program notes to accompany the performance. Reception to follow!
Free concerts are few and far between so don’t miss this one. We look forward to seeing you!
Salon97 Celebrates Chinese New Year!
On Sunday, January 22, we kick off Salon97′s 2012 season with a listening party celebrating Chinese New Year! Come revel in the Year of the Dragon with us at Salon97 HQ, where we’ll have tons of great classical music and many fun surprises in store. This is our first time hosting an event like this one, so don’t miss out!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7:00 p.m., SF
register to attend on Facebook
Tuesday’s event was originally going to be a screening of 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould, but alas, our TV broke. So! Get ready for a night of Beethoven!
No knowledge of classical music is required, just come over ready to have fun! Feel free to bring your friends as well. Listening and discussion will last about an hour and there will of course be lots of time for mixing and mingling. Wine, cupcakes, and Beethoven will abound!
Salon97 at WQXR Radio
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
160 Varick Street, 8th Floor, cross street Charlton
**Reservations are required for entry!**
Please email email@example.com or register on Facebook no later than November 14.
After an incredibly fun July event saluting American composers, we’re coming back to WQXR on November 15 to celebrate Beethoven and his legacy. Join us for an evening of all things Beethoven, and of course, wine and cupcakes!
Salon97 at Chamber Music Day!
Sunday, October 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
deYoung Museum, San Francisco
Each year the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music hosts a fabulous all-day event chock full of amazing chamber music performances of varying genres. And it’s all free.
As we did last year, Salon97 will curate post-performance discussions for two of the morning performances happening at Chamber Music Day. Come and start your Sunday with us!
Salon97′s schedule for the day is as follows:
- 10:00 a.m. performance by Bridge Chamber Virtuosi, Koret Auditorium
- 10:30 a.m. Bridge Chamber Virtuosi post-performance discussion,
- 11:00 a.m. performance by Delphi Trio, Koret Auditorium
- 11:30 a.m. Delphi Trio post-performance discussion, Cafe Tent
- 12:00 p.m. chillin’ and chatting at the Chamber Music Marketplace,Piazzoni Murals Room
Over 30 fabulous and free performances will take place at Chamber Music Day. Stop by for awhile and let your ears lead the way.
Out of this World:
Explore Outer Space in Classical Music
with the San Francisco Public Library
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, Park Branch
1833 Page Street @ Cole
Join us for classical music, friends, refreshments and fun times at the library! We’ll listen to and discuss classical music accompaniments to this year’s One City One Book selection, Packing for Mars.
Salon97′s Meet the Artist Series
with David Krakauer
Thursday, August 25
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Z Space Theater — 450 Florida Street
San Francisco, 94110
Click here for tickets!
It isn’t often that we have an opportunity to get up close and personal with a world-renowned performer, but this month we have that chance! We hope you’ll join Salon97 for this wonderful and one-of-a-kind event.
Internationally-acclaimed klezmer and classical clarinetist David Krakauer joins Salon97 at Z Space to share an intimate evening of stories and performance. Come meet this dynamic artist and learn more about the path to becoming a professional musician in not one, but two genres!
Join us for a wine reception at 7:00 p.m. and a performance and discussion at 7:30 p.m.
*THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT* Please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191714 to purchase tickets.