PIVOT Series

Now in its fourth year, this innovative exploration of new adventures in the performing arts has become a sold-out success mixing things up and partnering music, dance and spoken word around themes that resonate with today’s audiences. This season zooms in on artists and works with political observations and meanings, shining a light on the power of music as the voice of the people to underscore the urgency of our time. Read more…

Singer-songwriter and word-wizard Gabriel Kahane mashes up his classical training with folk and pop traditions in witty, wonderful and ear-opening ways. Book of Travelers is the result of a phone and internet-free crosscountry train journey he embarked upon the morning after the 2016 elections.

Acclaimed Bay Area jazz and cabaret artist Paula West sings about times that are a’changin’ as reflected in the once prophetic, now timeless and newly relevant works of composer/performer/activist Bob Dylan.

Israeli pianist Ran Dank will perform Frederic Rzewski’s 36 variations on the Chilean political song that protested an oppressive government in the 1970s.

Bass-baritone Dashon Burton steps out of his acclaimed role as a classically trained concert and choral artist and member of Roomful of Teeth, to perform what the New York Times called “superb collection of songs and spirituals” and one of the best classical music recordings of 2016. 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.