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Live Music by Triple WaveLength

Triple WaveLength (L-R): Victoria Hauk, flute; Juan David Mejia, cello; and Marcus Phillips, oboe and English horn. Photo by Christopher Howard.
September 19, 2015 -

Triple Wavelength is a unique trio of musicians situated in the Bay Area, bringing a refreshing new twist to traditional chamber music. The distinctive instrumentation of Flute (Victoria Hauk), Oboe/English Horn (Marcus Phillips), and Cello (Juan David Mejia) allows the trio to venture outside the norm, creating a chamber ensemble that isn't afraid to break down walls, renew classics, and blend new genres. Triple Wavelength performs regularly as part of San Francisco Symphony's Youth Education Program, "Adventures in Music".

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Live Music by Amaranth String Quartet

Amaranth String Quartet (L-R): Erica Zappia, viola; Abigail Shiman, violin; Helen Newby, cello; Katie von Braun, violin. Photo by Esther Cynn.
September 12, 2015 -

With a love of tackling the string quartet canon and as fierce a passion for discovering newly composed works, Amaranth was founded in 2013 and proudly calls the Bay Area home. Members Katie von Braun, Abigail Shiman, Erica Zappia, and Helen Newby bring classical music beyond the concert hall, striving to reach divergent audiences ranging from high school classrooms to neighborhood bars alike.

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"Astonish me! Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1909-1929) – Designs for Ballet", by William Eddelman

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova, Stage set design for act 1 of the opera-ballet Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel)
October 3, 2015 -

Please join the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) for Astonish Me! Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (1909-1929) – Designs for Ballet, an illustrated talk by William Eddelman. Dr. Eddelman will discuss the evolution of Ballets Russes set and costume designs in the early twentieth century, with special attention to designs in the theater and dance collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the works on paper department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Grandparents' Day Celebration

Grandparents' Day Celebration
September 13, 2015 -

Come celebrate National Grandparents' Day at the Legion of Honor. Explore the sculptures of Auguste Rodin and take turns posing for family members and creating gesture drawings of each other. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ennion: Master of Roman Glass

December 5, 2015 -

Lecture by Christopher Lightfoot, curator of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The invention of glassblowing revolutionized the production of glass vessels in the Greco-Roman world. At the forefront of its development was Ennion, who perfected the technique of mold blowing in the early first century AD. Not only was he the greatest exponent of the craft, but he signed his work, thereby creating a brand name, and as it were, a designer label.

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