The Classical Revolution Will Not Be Televised

It’s day two of Five Days of Friday and we’re featuring Classical Revolution, whose tag line is “chamber music for the people!” Rise up and face the music at Friday Nights at the de Young on September 7.

Classical Revolution

Gone is the expectation that classical music be relegated to concert halls or auditoriums. For the past six years, Classical Revolution has been living up to its name, bringing chamber music to the streets by putting on over 700 concerts in more than 90 alternative Bay Area venues. Their goal is to bring live classical music to neighborhoods, cafes, and bars, creating an open, accessible, and fun experience for the community.

Classical Bar

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have hosted several of these events. Classical Revolution has performed in the Rodin galleries at the Legion of Honor and, of course, on the stage at Friday Nights at the de Young on more than one occasion.

Classical Rodin

This week’s concert, however, has special significance because it marks the inauguration of the first ever Classical Revolution Music Festival. Throughout the month of September, join the revolution and experience classical music all around the Bay Area. Venues include live-music mainstays like Yoshi’s SF and the Great American Music Hall as well as smaller, more iconoclastic venues such as Revolution Café (where the Classical Revolution originated) and Red Poppy Art House. Featuring musicians from all over the country with ensembles representing various genres of music, the festival will continue and expand its tradition of bringing music to the masses.

Classical Revolution

This revolution will not be televised, it will be heard at the de Young in Wilsey Court. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage in the energetic tradition of classical music in the de Young's festive Friday Night environment.


For more information on Classical Revolution and complete festival listings, visit

This Friday Night at the de Young, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will provide free valet bike parking, and the first 100 cyclists to check their bikes will receive $2 off admission to the de Young's permanent collection galleries that evening. Don’t ride a bike? Not to worry—the first 100 guests with a San Francisco Public Library card are also eligible to receive this discount.

For more information about Friday Nights at the de Young, contact Gregory Stock at or 415.750.7694.

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