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Salonen Year One: SF Symphony unveils 2020-21 season

Salonen Year One: SF Symphony unveils 2020-21 season

By Philip Campbell

The lobby of Davies Symphony Hall felt more like a big, glamorous bar last week as the San Francisco Symphony announced the 2020-21 Season, its first with Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen on the podium.

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By Jim Gladstone | February 28, 2020

Some of the most compelling performances in Bay Area Musicals' crowd-pleasing production of "The Full Monty" go unseen.

By | February 28, 2020

Longtime dinner theatre-circus-extravaganza Teatro ZinZanni is coming back to San Francisco!


By Events Editor | February 26, 2020

Plays and paintings, poems and performances await in the arts.

By Sura Wood | February 25, 2020

"Levi Strauss: A History of American Style," a new exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, has a promising backstory.


By Tim Pfaff | February 25, 2020

Two misfortunes, one likely unforeseen, attend the publication of Peter Kispert's new short story collection "I Know You Know Who I Am" (Penguin).

By Roberto Friedman | February 25, 2020

Japanese manga artist Gengoroh Tagame is well-known for his intricate drawings of men tied up in various forms of Japanese-style bondage and rope play.


By Jim Gladstone | February 25, 2020

It's a good thing that Theatre Rhinoceros has been presenting its recent readings and productions in the cozy ad-hoc confines of the Spark Arts gallery on 18th Street.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | February 25, 2020

The shadow of the Mormon church looms large in "Church & State," a new documentary by Holly Tuckett and Kendall Wilcox.


By Mark William Norby | February 25, 2020

"An Apartment on Uranus: Chronicles of the Crossing," by Paul B. Preciado, was translated by Charlotte Mandell.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | February 25, 2020

"I Am Not Okay with This" is just what we need in this dystopian hellscape Trump has created for us.


By Tavo Amador | February 25, 2020

Viewers meet the elegant Robert Klein (Alain Delon), an impeccably attired art-and-antiques dealer living in a beautifully decorated home in a tony area of Paris.

By David Lamble | February 25, 2020

In the opening frames of the fabulous rock-history memory piece "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band," the one-time pretty boy and still quite handsome bandleader Robbie Robertson ruefully reflects on a human tragedy.


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