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From Botticelli to Braque
Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, From Botticelli to Braque
highlights works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century from the National Galleries of Scotland. Enjoy masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque. Now through May 31
at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.
Tartuffe at Berkeley Rep
Moliere's immortal Tartuffe
plays at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through April 12.
This modern interpretation of Molière’s most popular play (featuring a hypnotic Steven Epp in the title role) is as intense and incisive as the day it was written, and just as entertaining. Click for more.
Photo by Betsy Kershner, 2013.
Elixir of Love at SF Conservatory
The opera department of the SF Conservatory of Music invites you to their Spring Opera production, Donizetti's comedy The Elixir of Love.
Scott Sandmeier conducts the full orchestra and the production is directed by Jose Maria Condemi. In the Conservatory concert hall, Saturday night at 7:30
. Click for more info.
LINES Ballet Spring Home Season
On April 3, Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with a world premiere collaboration uniting Alonzo King with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford. Performances through April 12
with a special gala evening on April 11. Here's more.
Chamber Music Sundaes at Crowden
Musicians from the SF Symphony have been getting together to play chamber music "just for the love of it" for years as Chamber Music Sundaes
, now happening at the Crowden School in North Berkeley. This Sunday at 3pm,
hear music by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Click for more.