Dianne's Top 5

 
Hi, it's Dianne. Here are my top five events for this week - also - click the button to the right to search our classical events calendar

American Bach Festival & Academy

Jeffrey Thomas leads the American Bach Soloists in two weeks of concerts, lectures, and more in the summer Festival & Academy, focused this year on Versailles & the Parisian Baroque. Highlights include the first performances outside Europe of the opera, Semele by Marin Marais and the annual performances of Bach's Mass in b minor. At the SF Conservatory of Music August 7-16. Click for details.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

A summer tradition for folks who like their music on the cutting edge, the Cabrillo Festival presents its 53rd season now through August 16. Music Director Marin Alsop welcomes such artists as the Kronos Quartet, Tine Thing Helseth, Matt Haimovitz, and many more.  Most concerts are held in the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Check out the line-up of music, lectures, and more!

Music Matters at the Commonwealth Club

San Francisco's Commonwealth Club is examing the meaning of music in our lives through a special series of lectures this month entitled, Music Matters. Speakers include composers Jake Heggie (photo) and Lisa Bielawa, conductors Michael Morgan and Nicholas McGegan, with subjects ranging from "Mozart and Masonic Semiotics" to "Music in the Time of AIDS" to Country Joe MacDonald talking about "Music as a Vehicle for Social Justice"!  Here's more.
The Commonwealth Club will examine the meaning of music in our lives, hearing from prominent speakers and the performing artists of the Bay Area. - See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/featured-programs/music-matters#sthash.880tbo6w.dpuf
The Commonwealth Club will examine the meaning of music in our lives, hearing from prominent speakers and the performing artists of the Bay Area. - See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/featured-programs/music-matters#sthash.880tbo6w.dpuf
The Commonwealth Club will examine the meaning of music in our lives, hearing from prominent speakers and the performing artists of the Bay Area. - See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/featured-programs/music-matters#sthash.880tbo6w.dpuf

Music @ Menlo: Schubert

Each summer, Music @ Menlo concentrates on a different major composer or theme. This year, the festival spotlight is on Franz Schubert. Performances of his chamber music will fill the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center and other venues, as some of the world's most gifted musicians assemble on the Peninsula, including co-music directors, David Finckel and Wu Han. Now through August 8. Find out more.

Merola Performs Don Pasquale

The talented young singers of SF Opera's Merola program perform Don Pasquale this Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon at SF's Cowell Theater. Soprano Anima Edris stars as Norina in Donizetti’s comic masterpiece.Find out more and get tickets.
KDFC is proud to support the Community School of Music and Arts and the complete 2015 Community Concert Series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Events are held at Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts, located at 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View. The 2015 Community Concert series will also feature a broad array of performances for the entire family. Learn more and see the compelete season listing here!

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