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Old Hats at A.C.T.
Several of my KDFC colleagues reported painful side aches from laughing so hard at a performance of ACT's Old Hats.
Starring and created by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, it's a wordless clown-fest! Get more insights from Jeff Freymann and The State of the Arts.
The show has been extended through October 12
. Click for tickets and more.
Verdi's A Masked Ball at SF Opera
A fortune teller's prediction, a king's obsession, a friend's betrayal. All this and more can be found in Verdi's tuneful masterpiece, A Masked Ball
. Starring Roman Vargas, Dolora Zajick, Thomas Hampson, and, in her SF Opera debut, Julianna Di Giacomo as Amelia. Opening Saturday, October 5
at the War Memorial Opera House. Click for tickets and more.
Calder Quartet Plays Bartok at SFJazz
Experience the virtuosity and intensity of the Calder String Quartet as they play the complete cycle of Bartok Quartets. This Sunday evening's
concert is the second of three appearances at SFJazz and will feature special guest violinist, Iva Bittova. Here's more.
SF Girls Chorus Sings Leider
Songs, new and old, are on the program for the SF Girls Chorus opening concert this weekend
in SF and Berkeley. Entitled The Romantic Imagination
, the concert will feature guest artist, pianist, Jon Nakamatsu. Here are details.
German Baritone Makes Debut at SF Performances
For fans of Lieder, the debut of baritone Christian Gerhaher is a major event. He will perform songs by Schubert and Rihm inspired by Goethe at St. Mark's Lutheran in SF on Tuesday, September 30
. Presented by SF Performances.