Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


Herbst Theatre

401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco CA   
The Herbst Theatre is a cornerstone of San Francisco performing arts, with more than 200 shows presented on its stage every year.

Distinguished as the historic site of the United Nations Charter signing in 1945, it is now the primary venue for many of the Bay Area's premier cultural organizations, including San Francisco Performances, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Music San Francisco.

The Herbst Theatre is housed in the Veterans Building, which echoes the Beaux-Arts design of the War Memorial Opera House and is also home to The Green Room.

Adorned by a series of stunning Frank Brangwyn murals originally painted for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, this 892-seat auditorium has been fully renovated and the venue now features new stage-level dressing rooms, a dedicated rehearsal space and modern performer lounge.

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, September 24 2017 12:00 PM
Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free homegrown music festival, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of Brazil, India, Argentina, and the Philippines. With repertoire that spans inventive new works and timeless classics, ensembles that range in size from duo to big band, and fresh young talents sharing the stage with seasoned veterans, SF Music Day presents a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making. Come with open ears, to experience all that our vibrant music community has to offer.

This year’s festival features 35 ensembles on four stages in the ornate War Memorial Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco, and a special series of moderated discussions reflecting on Bay Area music making over the past decade. Local food truck vendors will be parked outside the hall all day. SF Music Day is presented by InterMusic SF, formerly the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, supporting the Bay Area music community since 1998.

Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra
The Destiny Muhammad Project
George Brooks and Osam Ezzeldin
Hafez Modirzadeh's Love & Respect Quartet
Howard Wiley Trio
Klaxon Mutant Allstars
Prasant Radhakrishnan's VidyA
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet
John Calloway and Montage America
Ila Cantor's Encanto
Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira
Richard Howell and Sudden Changes

Alexander String Quartet
Farallon Quintet
Telegraph Quartet
Lee Trio
Minsky Duo
Anna Maria Mendieta & Tango Del Cielo
Alam Khan & Arjun Verma
Trio 180
Alcyone Ensemble
Ensemble for These Times

Musica Pacifica
Sylvestris Quartet

Grupo Falso Baiano
Quinteto Latino
Paul Dresher Ensemble
Real Vocal String Quartet
Stenberg/Cahill Duo
Amy X Neuburg
Sonic Forest  More...