PIVOT Series

Launched in 2016, PIVOT is a new SF Performances series created for adventurous audiences interested in truly unique arts experiences. Driven by a philosophy of innovation, creativity and artistic excellence that pushes the boundaries of the traditional concert experience, PIVOT offers exciting performances and creative exchanges between artists and audiences in welcoming, informal and intimate settings. Read more…

New Adventures in American Arts

This season, in an intensive five-day exploration, in late January, PIVOT celebrates creator-performers on the American artistic edge. The journey begins with L.A. Dance Project, which burst on the dance scene in 2012 and has been turning heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory.

Then Bay Area pianist and contemporary music specialist Sarah Cahill will lead a celebration of visionary California composer Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday, partnering with the Alexander String Quartet and William Winant Percussion Group, who will perform on instruments built by Harrison himself.

Palo Alto-native, composer/pianist Timo Andres brings a program inspired by visual patterns, with works by fellow new-generation American composers Caroline Shaw, Christopher Cerrone, and Eric Shanfield.

Visionary Bay Area choreographer and director Joe Goode and dancers will provide a glimpse of a new work in progress, based on the idea of storytelling through song. Show less…


You can create a Make-Your-Own-Series by choosing four or more performances from our entire season. Make-Your-Own Series are not available online—please call (415) 677-0325.