SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian's



SF Live Arts
at Cyprian’s

formerly the
Noe Valley Music Series

2097 Turk Street
San Francisco 94115

Tel 415.454.5238

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  • Upcoming Events


    Our Women in Music series continues...




    Saturday, May 13 8:00pm

    $22 door / $18 advance


    “Claudia Schmidt is a true artist-she has talent AND the fire of genius.”-The Boston Globe

    Claudia Schmidt has been moving and delighting audiences of all sizes and locations (from small venues to festival stages in front of 20,000 people) for over 40 years. Her soaring vocals, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer weave a sonic outpouring that at once soothes and excites. Stories and poetry deepen the experience, and laughter and tears coexist as she radiates love, for her craft of performing, the audience in front of her, and the whole human rigamarole. She effortlessly travels from folk to jazz to Americana to comic stories & topical songs.  A Claudia Schmidt concert is a journey.

    “Schmidt's shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what's going to happen next, chances are it's going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you'll never be the same again." –Derk Richardson, SF Bay Guardian


    A special CD release concert with:


    Saturday, May 20 8:00pm

    $18 door / $15 advance


    "The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does." – The LA Times

    Led by vivacious cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, and great vocals, the band gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

    On May 20th, they’ll celebrate the release of their new album, I May Not Be Perfect.  This hard working, foot-stomping, blues and bluegrass band built a recording studio from the ground up and recorded a full length album of high energy cello led music that incorporates many different genres; from China to Italy and all over the United States. Dirty Cello is led by the dynamic cellist & vocalist Rebecca Roudman, backed up by a hard rocking 4 piece band featuring Jason Eckl – guitar, Colin Williams – bass, Hannah Miller - mandolin/vocals and Anthony Petrocchi – drums.   From quirky originals to hard hitting versions of classics like Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze "Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured…..and only occasionally classical." Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.
    "The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz



    Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.



    Coming up…

    June 10 - Sonia

    June 17 - Cascada de Flores


    About SF Live Arts

    Presented by Larry Kassin since 1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s has earned a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance series in the Bay Area. See the archive of past events….

    Located at St. Cyprian’s Church, the series has garnered praise for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians (many who’ve won Grammys, Guggenheim Fellowships and other awards) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality.

    In the News…

    Noe Valley series' new home has familiar vibe

    Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011

    The Music Man

    Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006