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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.