|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
Yuja Wang in Recital at Davies Hall
One of the most exciting artists of our time, 27 year-old pianist Yuja Wang will perform a solo recital on Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm
in Davies Symphony Hall. The program will feature works by Schubert, Scriabin, and the notoriously difficult Islamey
by Balakirev. Find out more.
Carrie Mae Weems at the Fine Arts Center at UMass Amherst, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
Pianist Denk Joins SF Symphony
American pianist Jeremy Denk performs the Bartok Piano Concerto #3 with the SF Symphony and guest conductor Susanna Malkki this Saturday and Sunday.
The program will also include the Brahms Symphony #2 and the impressionistic White Peacock
by American composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes. Click for more.
SF Opera's La Boheme
The final offering in SF Opera's fall season is Puccini's beloved La Boheme.
With two superb casts alternating performances, La Boheme
runs through December 7.
The line-up of stars includes Leah Crocetto, Michael Fabiano, Ellie Dehn, Nadine Sierra, and others. The production was designed by John Caird of Les Miserables
fame. Click to purchase tickets.
The Velveteen Rabbit
ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.
Begins this Friday at SF's Yerba Buena Center, with kid-friendly daytime performances through December 14
. Click for tickets.
Messiah for Thanksgiving Weekend
The San Jose Symphonic Choir will perform Handel's Messiah
this Saturday night
at St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown San Jose and in Saratoga on Sunday afternoon
. Amazingly, the San Jose Symphonic Choir is celebrating its 90th anniversary season this year! Find out more and get tickets here.