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SF Ballet Launches Season
The SF Ballet's 2015 Season begins this week
with a mixed repertory program which includes Val Caniparoli's Lamberena
, followed by the opening of the full-length classic, Giselle
featuring the acclaimed choreography of SF Ballet artistic director, Helgi Tomasson. Find out more.
Mozart and Bach this Week at the SF Symph
Bach's Orchestral Suite #3 (with its Air in G) will be part of a Bach/Mozart program this week at the SF Symphony, guest conducted by the Carmel Bach Festival's Paul Goodwin (left) and featuring soprano Lydia Teuscher. Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday evenings. Get tickets and more info.
Bernstein's Candide with the Lamplighters
The Lamplighters Music Theatre presents Leonard Bernstein's beloved operetta, Candide beginning this week
in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Gardens, with subsequent performances in Walnut Creek and Mountain View. Based on the writings of Voltaire, "Follow a clown car of eccentric characters on their picaresque journey to discover the meaning of life." Click for tickets and more.
Tenor Matthew Polenzani in Berkeley
Star of opera stages around the world (including SF Opera), American lyric tenor Matthew Polenzani will sing a recital of Beethoven, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, and Barber this Saturday night
at Berkeley's First Congregational Church. Presented by Cal Performances.
The Planets at Stanford
The Stanford Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Holst's The Planets
featuring widescreen projected HD images from NASA this Friday and Saturday
at the Bing Concert Hall. Jindong Cai conducts a program which also includes the world premiere of Universal Synchrony Music
by Sarah Weaver, a work that incorprates "sonifications" from the Kepler Telescope! Here's more.