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Curious Flights at the Conservatory
opens its 2015-2016 season with a program of English vocal and chamber music that showcases some of the Bay Area's foremost artists and ensembles including San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow soprano Julie Adams, San Francisco Symphony pianist and lecturer Peter Grunberg and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi of the GRAMMY nominated ZOFO Duo. The concert is this Saturday at 8pm at the SF Conservatory of Music. Click for tickets and more.
Late Beethoven with New Esterhazy Quartet
Beethoven's challenging and profound Late String Quartets will be performed over the course of 3 performances at Berkeley's Hillside Club by the New Esterhazy Quartet. This Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Find out more.
Gounod's Faust in Vallejo
makes opera accessible to the public at reasonable prices through a community effort of professional musicians and singers. Supertitles in English are offered at each venue. Performances include costumes, sets, and a chamber orchestra in an intimate setting that brings the drama closer to the audience. Right now you can see Gounod's operatic masterpiece, Faust
. At the Bay Terrace Theater in Vallejo weekends through September 19.
California Sound Collective
A brand new concept in classical performance is getting its first outing this weekend. The California Sound Collective
is a group of dedicated musicians from all over the Bay Area who will perform in variously-sized ensembles as called for by the music. Music, by the way, that's not strictly classical. Conductor David Ramadanoff
(photo) is part of the artistic team of the self-governed organization. An eclectic program ranging from Mozart to Piazolla will be featured in the free
90-minute concert at Community Congregational Church in Benecia this Sunday evening at 7:30
. Here's more
Free Concert in Mountain View
The Pacific Crest Piano Quartet will give a free concert this Sunday at 2pm
in Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. KDFC is proud to be a media sponsor for the events at CSMA, dedicated to bringing classical music to everyone. Find out more.