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SF Symphony on Bald Mountain
Conductor James Gaffigan
leads an exhilarating concert featuring the "absolutely stunning" (Chicago Tribune
) Simone Lamsma performing Prokofiev's passionate Violin Concerto No. 2. Opening the program, the Symphony performs Mussorgsky’s musical thunderbolt, A Night on Bald Mountain
, the evocative tone poem inspired by stories from Russian folklore. Then, hear R. Strauss’ arresting “Dance of the Seven Veils.” This Thursday through Sunday
at Davies Symphony Hall. Get tickets.
Emanuel Ax in Bay Area This Weekend
St. Michael Trio with Peninsula Symphony
Join the Saint Michael Trio for a program of jazz, blues, and standards, as this entertaining ensemble combines with the Peninsula Symphony for an unforgettable concert this Friday and Saturday
in Redwood City and Campbell. Get details.
Something New at Symphony Silicon Valley
Hear two of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts' works for orchestra on this weekend's concerts by Symphony Silicon Valley.
Violin soloist Mayuko Kamio (photo) is featured in showpieces by both Dmitri Kabalevsky and Lukas Foss. Also on the program, Bernstein's Fancy Free
Ballet. Saturday night and Sunday afternoon
at the California Theatre in San Jose. Here's more.
Meet the Composers Family Concerts
The SF Chamber Orchestra invites you to a series of free
family concerts this weekend,
designed to introduce the youngest among us to live classical music. Meet the Composers
features Mr. Mozart and Mr. Bach in a 45-minute musical presentation. In San Francisco, Oakland, and San Mateo. Here's more.