2-Time Grammy Award-Winning Violinist
Playing The 60's
Featuring Grammy Nominated Pianist John R. Burr
Saturday August 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Mads Tolling is a three-time Grammy Award nominated Artist, and two-time winner. He is last year's winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Award and is a former longtime member of Stanley Clarke's Band and the Turtle Island Quartet.
Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and in the Washington Post, and he has performed with Kenny Barron, Ramsey Lewis and Paquito D’Rivera. In 2014 Mads was commissioned by Michael Morgan and Oakland Symphony to write a violin concerto, which was premiered at the Paramount Theatre to much fanfare in 2015.
Mads released his "Playing the 60s" CD album last year, which instantly became a favorite amongst fans and critics alike, and landed in the top 30 for two months straight on US Jazz radio. Mads has created a fun and exciting show that touches on the nostalgic as well as the contemporary. It includes timeless movie themes, popular TV classics, and celebrated songs ranging from “Mission Impossible”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Meet the Flintstones” to “Georgia on My Mind” and “A Taste of Honey”.
As a burgeoning young master growing up in Copenhagen, listening to a Miles Davis cassette introduced Mads to the 60s sounds of Jazz, Soul and early R&B. Inspired to explore his own creative voice, the result is an exhilarating and thrilling musical adventure, with Mads guiding us to places we didn’t know a violin could go.
"Mads Tolling turns TV themes into jazz treasures...” SF EXAMINER
"This is stellar performing. Tolling's playing is near unbelievable." ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"...sets the new standard for good time jazz." MIDWEST RECORD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Tickets: Adults: $20
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If a show is Cabaret Seating - that means because these shows are smaller and more intimate, seating is only in the Orchestra and first two rows of the loge. You can reserve your seats.
About Our Seating
Orchestra – Rows A through H
All Seats are on the ground level and are accessible entirely without stairs. Seats are comfortable, ample legroom and no obstructions Wheelchair patrons (and companions) are asked to call the ticket office to order tickets.
Loge – Rows J through Q
These seats are in the first 8 rows upstairs. While considered very desirable, each seat has a divider in front that can be considered an obstruction for people who are less than 5’tall. We do offer booster seats, so please let us know if this is a requirement.Seats are comfortable, ample legroom and no other obstructions.Access to the Loge Level requires patrons to walk up as much as one flight of stairs depending on the row selected.
Opera – Rows R through Y
Like many seats in some of the great theatres in San Francisco, our Opera Level seats are challenging for people who are 6’ tall or more. Leg room is tight. If this presents a problem, call us to see if we have any seating that may be more accommodating. Access to the Opera Level requires patrons to walk up two flights of stairs.
All seats in rows J - Y are accessible only by using the stairs. The higher the rows alphabetic designation, the more stairs are required to reach it. We do not have an elevator.
Row H in the orchestra has 8 wheel chair spaces as well as companion seating. Please do not request seats that are designated as Wheelchair or companion seats unless you or members of your party require that type of seating. Call to order wheelchair seating.
Wireless listening assistance devices are available. Please ask for a device at the box office.