One of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, the Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music, and cutting-edge contemporary works.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
Mistaken identities, disguises, and love triangles: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night sees the great playwright blending his comic and dramatic devices with masterful dexterity. This deliriously enjoyable romantic comedy is presented by one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage.
Founded in 1979 as an offshoot of the Westwind International Folk Ensemble, Kitka began as a grassroots group of amateur singers from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds who shared a passion for the stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, intricate ornamentation, and resonant strength of traditional Eastern European women’s vocal music.
Undocumented students share their story in the Dreamer Project, a verbatim theatre piece created from interviews with SJSU students. Follow these young people on their continuing journeys from Mexico and Central America and learn about the issues surrounding those who seek to find a home in the U.S..
The Department of Film and Theatre's School Touring Ensemble Program (STEP) presents its theatrical production of Bang Bang You're Dead! written by William Mastrosimone and directed by Buddy Butler, to help enable and empower students to put an end to the escalating trend of violence and bullying in schools today.
Our story begins at a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Meet fascinating Uncle Nikola and his electric gifts, including electric lighting for the home, an arc lamp, and a large electric coil that rivals the power of lightning itself.
My Very First Nutcracker is a special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for our youngest audiences, including children and toddlers of all ages. My Very First Nutcracker features the first act of The San Jose Nutcracker, including a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their …
The Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México (BFNM) is an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation, and promotion of the Culture of México, both at home and abroad. As of 2020, the BFNM will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of its artistic career, continuing the legacy of México’s leading researchers and practitioners of folklore, dance, music, and costumes.
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, All My Sons. NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live at The Old Vic.
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). NOTE: This is not a live performance; it is a high-definition film of the stage production captured live onstage in London.
Few musicians embody the spontaneous energy of jazz like Matt Wilson. The New York-based drummer combines buoyant zeal, idiosyncratic style, infectious humor, joyous swing, and an indomitable spirit of surprise.
Two leading chamber ensembles join forces for a program that combines their high-energy virtuosity and brilliant programming. The concert features a new work composed by Catalyst Quartet violinist, Jessie Montgomery, that was inspired by her great-grandfather’s experience during the Great Migration in the United States.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.
Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM
Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)