Friday, November 11

 Music Arts Quintet - Classical RevolutionClassical Revolution is the group of chamber musicians who play at Revolution Cafe in the Mission District every Monday night. They're five years old, and releasing their first CD, from the founding members' Music Arts Quintet.


Monday, November 14

BrokeBach MountainThe Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco's upcoming concert is called "BrokeBach Mountain" - and features works by three Bachs: J.S., P.D.Q., and Offen-.  Plus, there's music from the 2005 film that inspired the name of the concert.


Tuesday, November 15

Muriel MaffreFormer San Francisco Ballet prima ballerina Muriel Maffre returns to a Bay Area stage, to dance in a production of "The Soldier's Tale" she's co-directing at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. But she's also acting as puppeteer for the title character, as he's tempted by the devil to give up his violin.


Wednesday, November 16

Anonymous 4The next concert in the SFJazz Series called "Soulful Singers" will feature Anonymous 4 at Grace Cathedral, where the acoustics keep notes reverberating for seven seconds before they fade away.


It's also on Dianne's Top 5 this week!

Thursday, November 17

The Sierra Ensemble rehearsingBerkeley's Crowden Center for Music in the Community presents a concert Saturday evening... of music by students who are "John Adams Young Composers", as played by the Sierra Ensemble, a professional horn trio. 


Friday, November 18

Philippe HersantA concert this Saturday of the music of French composer Philippe Hersant will include the American premiere of a viola concerto called "Musical Humors". It's a contemporary piece that gets inspiration from a Baroque-era Scottish composer and viola da gamba player Tobias Hume.  There's more information about the concert here.


Monday, November 21

Gil ShahamViolinist Gil Shaham returns to Davies Symphony Hall this week for three concerts of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony. He's also just been named "Instrumentalist of the Year" by the journal Musical America.


Tuesday, November 22

The Bach Dancing and Dynamite SocietyThe Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society has its 30th Annual Classical Piano Fest this weekend, with two up and coming soloists selected and joined by the Mack McCray, Chair of the Piano department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 


Wednesday, November 23

Kendall GladenMezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen returns to the San Francisco Opera - where she was once an Adler Fellow - to sing the lead in Bizet's Carmen, a character she calls both sexy and smart.


Monday, November 28

A seasonal mashupThis time of year, you're very likely to be able to find performances of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Handel's Messiah.  But who has all that time? Here's a seasonal mashup to whet your appetite.