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

    2016 - Our 35th Anniversary!



    “Whine & Dine: Songs of Food and/or Kvetching”


    Saturday, October 1 8:00pm

    $17 door / $15 advance


    Hosted by the ever-congenial Merle Kessler & intrepid musical director Joshua Brody, we present, what might prove to be, the final Evening of Song.  25 singers each choose a song to perform on the given theme “songs about food and/or kvetching.“

    Since 1987, comic Merle Kessler (of Ian Shoales & Duck’s Breath Mystery Theater fame) and musician Joshua Raoul Brody (of Tango No. 9, the big band Orchestra Nostalgico, and accompanist for Mr. Lucky, Johnny Lonely, Robin Williams, The Residents, Rick & Ruby) have been inviting a few dozen of their closest friends to each sing a song they've always wanted to sing, but have never had the opportunity. The resulting show, called An Evening Of Song, is an embarassment -- some might call it a humiliation, of riches, ranging from old chestnuts to new originals, jazzy instrumentals to a cappella Bulgarian folk songs, sublime ballads to ridiculous novelties, all accompanied by Brody's stalwart Experimental Love Orchestra.

    The result is a little bit Prairie Home Companion, a little American Idol, a little Gong Show, and a whole lot of something you've never heard before!


    Spirit of the Modern Ancient - An Evening with



    Saturday,SOctober 8 8:00pm

    $20 door / $17 advance


    Two Bay Area multi-instrumentalist immigrant virtuosos join together for the first time in an evening of duo and solo explorations in musical magic. Mixing it up with their extraordinary palette of global sounds and textures, both ancient and modern; virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Laura Inserra (Sicily) performs on the Hang (Hand-pan), Kalimba, Drums and Percussion unlimited while Stephen Kent (UK) one of the world’s foremost Didgeridoo masters  also plays Percussion, Cello-Sintir and whatever else comes to hand, foot and mouth. The possibilities are endless. Magic is afoot.

    Stephen Kent's website

    Laura Inserra's website


    Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.



    Coming up…

    Oct 29 - Silent Film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” & comedy shorts with live music score by Stephen Prutsman

    Nov 12 – Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes

    Dec 3 – ROVA and Fred Frith Trio

    Cascada de Flores, KITKA, Ramblin' Jack Elliott & More!


    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