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Inspiration by Tiit Helimets, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet | Friday Nights at the de Young

October 12, 2012 -

Inspiration by Tiit Helimets
This evening features a multifaceted installation inspired by Estonia, the home country of Tiit Helimets, including the premiere of Blue, Black and White.

Part I: Film screening of Eastern Odyssey

6:30–7:15 pm

This film chronicles the journey of Helimets back to Estonia with a group of dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Ballet San Jose, and Milwaukee Ballet. Directed by Quinn Wharton

Members' Opening Night of "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance" | Friday Nights at the de Young

October 5, 2012 -

Live music by EOS Ensemble with performance by trainees of San Francisco Ballet. This exciting program will include the White Swan pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the Kitri variation from Don Quixote, along with a selection of Russian chamber music masterpieces. This event is co-presented by San Francisco Ballet.  Craig Reiss, violin; Mariya Borozina, violin; Caroline Lee, viola; Thalia Moore, cello; Olga Rakitchenkov, harp.

World Premiere Performances of Off the Walls

de Young Artist Fellows

Music, aerials, and dance combine in this new performance by Artist Fellow, composer, and trumpeter Sarah Wilson and Catch Me Bird, inspired by the work of Aaron Douglas.

Off the Walls is a site-specific, collaborative performance, which begins with a dance performance by Catch Me Bird in front of the museum and in Wilsey Court, followed by a stunning aerial performance in Koret Auditorium, all set against the dynamic musical stylings of Sarah Wilson.


JAZZ+ Series

October 14, 2012 -
October 21, 2012 -
October 28, 2012 -
November 4, 2012 -
November 11, 2012 -

JAZZ+ is a live music series presented in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and organized by Kevin B. Chen.

Enjoy free concerts in the Koret Auditorium or on the Café Terrace (depending on weather) every Sunday from October 14 through November 11, from 2 to 4 pm.


OCT 28 |  Les Gwan Jupons

Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Cory Wright, clarinet
Rob Ewing, trombone
John Hanes, percussion

Art after School for Second Graders

October 17, 2012 -
October 24, 2012 -

Art after School offers an in-depth exploration of world cultures through the museum's extensive collections of art from Africa, Mesoamerica, Oceania, and North America. Through careful observation and engaging art activities, these classes explore the connections between the visual arts, language arts, and social studies.

Class meets twice: October 17 & 24, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

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