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:
Monday, February 10 2020 9:30 PM
Earplay: Sky Dances

Preconcert talk at 6:45 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available online or at the door

Bruce Christian Bennett: new work (2020)
for viola and harp
World premiere, Earplay commission

Addie Camsuzou: new work (2020)
for clarinet, violin, and viola
World premiere, Earplay commission

Gilad Cohen: Late Shadow (2017)
for violin and piano
2019 Earplay Aird Prize winner

Kaija Saariaho: Terrestre (2002)
for flute, harp, percussion, violin, and cello
West Coast premiere

Esa-Pekka Salonen: knock, breathe, shine (2010)
for cello  More...