Dianne's Top 5

Hi, it's Dianne. Here are my top five events for this week - also - click the button to the right to search our classical events calendar

Brahms' German Requiem with SF Choral

The 225-voice San Francisco Choral Society, now in its 25th season, will perform the brilliant Brahms Requiem on Friday and Saturday at 8pm at Davies Symphony Hall in SF. Robert Geary conducts the chorus and the California Chamber Symphony. Soprano Marnie Breckenridge and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu are the featured soloists. For tickets, contact City Box Office at 415-392-4400 or click here.

Schroeder Hall Grand Opening

You gotta love a concert hall named in honor of the Peanuts' Schroeder! This intimate new venue is an addition to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. A big grand opening weekend is planned for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday including a performance by pianist David Benoit called "Tribute to Charlie Brown". The concert hall was funded in part by Jean Schulz, widow of Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz. Find out more here.

Shaw's Pygmalion at Cal Shakes

At California Shakespeare Theater, Jonathan Moscone directs George Bernard Shaw once again in this summer's presentation of Pygmalion now through August 24 at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda. Click to get tickets and details about the rest of the season.

Music in the Vineyards' 20th Season

Hard to imagine anything nicer than classical chamber performances at some of the most beautiful wineries in the Napa Valley on a warm summer evening! This year, Music in the Vineyards is celebrating its 20th anniversary season. As always, a complimentary glass of wine is included at intermission! Through August 24. Click for all the details

Lamplighters' Pirates of Penzance

The Bay Area's award-winning Gilbert & Sullivan troupe, The Lamplighters, presents the hilarious Pirates of Penzance this summer at various venues in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Livermore through August 24. Get the details.

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