2018 Music

Artists are listed in alphabetical order

 

Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra with Angela Davis, Janice Mirikitani and
Voices of a Dream

(USA) - Down by the Riverside: Requiem for a King (World Premiere)


Date and Time: Saturday, May 26, 8:00PM
Duration: 100 min, with intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Reserved Seating $25-65

A full evening on music led by composer and Smithsonian Associate Scholar Dr. Anthony Brown. The first half of the concert will feature Brown’s Go For Broke dedicated to the celebrated 442nd Infantry Regiment. Following this will be the world premiere of Down by the Riverside. Learn More

Dina Zarif Ensemble

(USA)


Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 8:00pm
Duration: 60 min, with intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Dina Zarif Ensemble, is a collaboration between an Iranian immigrant singer and a San Francisco native harpist. The ensemble invites the listener on a journey that fuses Flamenco and Tango inspired rhythms and Iranian Folk tunes with deep concepts of immigration and homeland. Special guest and featured composer, Will Brahm. Learn More

Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali

(USA) - Music of the Mystics


Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 7:30 PM
Duration: 120 min, without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $35

Fanna-Fi-Allah hold the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali music, with the blessings of their teachers; some of the greatest masters of the qawwali form in India and Pakistan. Through the beauty of the music they embody a universal message of devotion and tolerance that is crucial to our time. Learn More

Hafez Modirzadeh with
Prasant Radhakrishnan

(USA) - Sounding Mouna


Date and Time: Sunday, May 27, 4:30pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25

Hafez and Prasant's respective jazz explorations of Persian and Carnatic musical traditions have garnered serious critical acclaim. This concert marks their first collaboration with a highly personalized saxophone duo called Sounding Mouna that draws upon raga and dastgah concepts, and is guided by a deep empathy for each other’s music. Learn More

Lua Hadar with Twist

(USA) - Our Common Humanity


Date and Time: Saturday , May 26, 6:00PM
Duration: 75 min, with intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30-35

Lua Hadar with her band Twist, live in concert, will premiere a new music video to their original song, Our Common Humanity. Coming from the traditions of theatre and cabaret, Hadar is a storyteller who gathers in the audience and takes them with her on a voyage, around the world and back through time. Learn More

Melody of China with the Veve Vodou Drum & Dance Ensemble

(USA) - Spirit Rhythms


Date and Time: Sunday June 3, 3:00PM
Duration: 75 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $20
Reserved Seating $25-30

Melody of China with Zeke Nealy and the Veve Vodou drum and dance ensemble present Spirit Rhythms at Fort Mason Center. Spirit Rhythms combines Hatian drumming and dancing with traditional Chinese music. Learn More

Orchestra Gold with Mariam Diakité

(USA and Mali)


Date and Time: Friday, May 25, 7:00 PM
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: General Admission $12

Orchestra Gold plays the celebrated style of big band music developed during Mali’s post-independence “golden” era, the 1960’s and 1970’s. The building blocks of Orchestra Gold’s compositions are folkloric songs, often told in parable, some of which have origins dating back hundreds of years. These songs contain inspiration, wisdom, deep insight, and have historically helped to uplift Malians beyond the harsh realities of daily life. Learn More

Pablo Estigarribia

(Argentina) - Concert Hall Tango (2018, US Premiere)


Date and Time: Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm
Duration: 50 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30-35

After his very successful first visit to SF in 2017, Maestro Pablo Estigarribia returns to the SFIAF stage to present Concert Hall Tango, a virtuosic contemporary tango piano solo and ensemble works. Learn More

ViBO Simfani

(USA)


Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 6:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: Early Bird $15
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $30-35

ViBO Simfani bridges cultures by fusing elements of Latin jazz, folk, classical and Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro. The end result is romantic, fun and mystical all at once. With the impeccable performance and arrangements of strings, woodwinds, guitar and percussion, Learn More

Yohei Miyake

(Japan)


Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 8:00pm
Duration: 75 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information: General Admission FREE with purchase of $20 Aedan Bento Box Meal

Yohei Miyake is a musician who ran for office in Japan’s congressional elections in 2013 and 2016. He named his political campaign the Election Festival and sang his progressive platform whilst playing the guitar. He drew tens of thousands of people to his public speeches and was dubbed “the Japanese Bob Marley with a Bernie Sanders ideology.” Learn More
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