April 12-15 Triangle of the Squinches, is set to a commissioned score by legendary musician Mickey Hart and features an innovative kinetic set by cutting-edge architect Christopher Haas.
Alonzo King’s Scheherazade is a re-envisioning of the ancient collection of Persian, Sanskrit, and Arabic stories of 1,001 Nights. The new score by tabla master Zakir Hussain re-interprets the original music by Rimsky-Korsakov, incorporating traditional Persian as well as Western instruments.
Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21 VIP events
A limited number of $250 tickets are available for two exclusive evenings. VIP ticket holders will enjoy a pre-performance reception in an intimate tent setting within the Yerba Buena courtyard and premium, reserved performance seating in the Novellus Theater, followed by a post-performance party with Alonzo King and dancers.
All tickets purchased for the evening of April 19 will benefit the Women’s HIV Program at UCSF. For more information about VIP tickets for this event, call 415.353.2521.
The Forum: Conversations at YBCA is a new quarterly series of moderated conversations with policy makers, activists, cultural figures, and innovators of national prominence.
In this debut program, YBCA welcomes Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of the State of California. Harris is the first female, the first African-American and the first Asian-American elected to this office. She has gained widespread recognition for her role in negotiating a nationwide settlement with major American banks over home foreclosure abuses and for her views on the death penalty, internet privacy and same-sex marriage. Harris will be joined on stage by award-winning, nationally-known journalist Farai Chideya, whose reporting has been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, and on National Public Radio.