The Legion Listening Series is a music series, now in its seventh season, presented in the Rodin Gallery (10) at the Legion of Honor in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Ensembles perform programs inspired by the Legion's current exhibitions, using music to complement the visual arts in order to stimulate the imagination and enhance the visitor experience. Monthly concerts take place on select weekend dates between February and June, from noon to 1:30 pm. Attendance is free after museum admission.
This season’s concert series coincides with the exhibitions Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn and Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia.
Legion Listening Series 2016
February 6: Chamber Music Society of San Francisco
March 6: Amaranth Quartet
April 10: Trois Bois
May 1: Madroña Trio
June 19: Thalea String Quartet
Public Programs at the Legion of Honor
Throughout the year, the Fine Arts Museums offers diverse public programs that highlight special exhibitions and the permanent collection at the Legion of Honor. In addition to our Legion Listening series, the museum hosts organ concerts, artist demonstrations, films, lectures, and symposia. Public programs are free after general admission unless otherwise noted. Additional fees apply for admission to special exhibitions.
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Since 1998, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM) has nurtured, supported, and promoted professional musicians, ensembles, and presenters, working to build audience awareness and appreciation for chamber music. SFFCM offers career guidance, consulting, workshops, and fundraising opportunities to more than 100 current affiliates, as well as educational programs and grants. SFFCM serves several overlapping Bay Area musical communities in the genres of early music, chamber music, new music, jazz, and creative music. In 2010, SFFCM was honored by Chamber Music America with the prestigious CMAcclaim Award for extraordinary contributions in the field of chamber music.