S.F. Performances announces new season 

President and founder Ruth A. Felt announced San Francisco Performances’ 28th season lineup Tuesday. The 66-event, 2007-08 season features chamber music, recitals, contemporary dance and jazz; it runs Sept. 28, 2007, through May 20, 2008, in San Francisco and Berkeley. Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets go on sale Aug. 20.

Twentieth-century composers are featured, among them the opening Sept. 28 concert with Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson and historian Robert Greenberg focus on the life and music of Scriabin, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff on May 19, 2008.

The U.S. premiere of an acclaimed theatrical concert about the life and music of Pauline Viardot starring mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and baritone Vladimir Chernov is March 20.

On April 12, the contemporary musicians of eighth blackbird perform the Bay Area premiere of a collaborative work by Bang on a Can composer/performers David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe.

The anticipated San Francisco debut of Nacho Duato’s Compañia Nacional de Danza from Spain is Feb. 20-24, while New York choreographer Karol Armitage’s company, Armitage Gone! Dance, performs Oct. 13-14. Doug Varone and Dancers appear April 19-20.

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs an all-Brahms recital at Davies Symphony Hall April 7-8 (in a co-presentation with the San Francisco Symphony) while Hungarian pianist András Schiff begins a two-year survey of the complete Beethoven sonatas on Oct. 7.

Series subscriptions fall in the following categories: Chamber music, contemporary music, dance, family matinees, guitar, jazz, piano-composers, piano, Saturday morning concerts, virtuosi and young masters. Call (415) 392-2545 or visit www.performances.org for more information.

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