Dianne's Top 5

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Notes from Native America at Oakland Symphony

The Oakland Symphony continues their popular "Notes from.." series this Friday night with a fascinating program of works by or inspired by Native Americans, including the Dvorak New World Symphony. Michael Morgan conducts the orchestra and chorus in Oakland's Paramount Theatre. Click for more info and for tickets.

Scherherazade .2 at SF Symphony

The celebration of composer John Adams' 70th birthday continues at the SF Symphony this Wednesday through Saturday with performances of his Scheherazade .2. The work was written especially for Leila Josefowicz, who will be the soloist. Michael Tilson Thomas will also conduct the Romeo and Juliet Ballet of Prokofiev. Here's more.

Wikileaks and The Source at SF Opera LAB

Talk about ripped from the headlines, The Source is a new work inspired by the saga of Chelsea Manning and Wikileaks. The multi-media presentation was created by composer Ted Hearne and is the first offering of the second season of SF Opera's LAB series. Performances are at the Taube Atrium Theater at the Veterans Building (located next to the War Memorial Opera House) this Friday through March 3.

Chamber Music at the Green Music Center

The Pinchas Zukerman Trio performs this Friday night in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. The trio includes Zukerman on violin, his wife Amanda Forsyth on cello, and the pianist Angela Cheng. On Sunday afternoon, the young Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Tseng will play a recital in the intimate Schroeder Hall. See programming details here.

Guitarist David Russell

Guitarist David Russell will be in recital this Saturday night at St. Mark's Lutheran in San Francisco. He'll play a wide-ranging program from Weiss to Tarrega. Presented by SF Performances and the Omni Foundation.

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