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Mozart and Masonic Semiotics

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Wed, Aug 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar

Steven Machtinger and the London Quintet return to The Commonwealth Club for the Music Matters series, this time exploring how Mozart expressed Masonic attitudes toward death and immortality in the third movement of his G minor String Quintet of 1787.

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Pythagoras Thought Music Matters

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Mon, Aug 10 2015 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Conversations With Socrates and Rational Idealism Read more »

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Who's Afraid of Opera? Exploring the Wonderful World of Music’s Grandest Art

Wed, Aug 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Clifford Cranna, Dramaturg, San Francisco Opera

It’s glorious. It’s grand. It’s larger than life. It’s opera. San Francisco Opera’s longtime staff member Kip Cranna, a noted Bay Area music-appreciation speaker, offers an insider’s look at the world of opera and a whirlwind tour through opera’s 400-year long history, using video examples (with subtitles) to illustrate the evolution of this multi-faceted, fascinating and continuingly vital art. Read more »

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Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and An Amazing Life

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Tue, Jun 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Peter Coyote, Actor; Activist; Author, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education Read more »

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A Sunday with Judy Blume and Molly Ringwald

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Sun, Jun 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Judy Blume, Author

In conversation with Molly Ringwald, Actress, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink; Judy Blume Enthusiast

“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.” – Judy Blume Read more »

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Evolutionary UpWising

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Mon, Apr 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Swami Beyondananda, Humorist; Satirist; FUNdamentalist Read more »

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Chef Tyler Florence

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Tue, Mar 24 2015 - 7:00pm

Tyler Florence, Chef; Author, Inside the Test Kitchen; Twitter @TylerFlorence
Paolo Lucchesi, Inside Scoop Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle — Moderator Read more »

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The Allure of Irish Dancing

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Tue, Mar 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Dillon, ADCRG, Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a demonstration of Irish dancing by championship-level dancers from a renowned Bay Area dance school. Dillon, an Ard Diploma Coimisiuin le Rinci Gaelacha (a teacher certified by the worldwide governing body of Irish dance), will also explain the history that permeates this detailed and disciplined dance culture. This will be the perfect pre-pub experience, as you are sure to leave with your feet tapping out a jig — or maybe even a reel.

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ACT’s Carey Perloff: A Life in the Theater

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Sun, Mar 8 2015 - 7:00pm

Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater
In conversation with Michael Krasny, Host, KQED’s Forum Read more »

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