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Philip Glass at 75
SF Performances celebrates the 75th birthday of iconic American composer Philip Glass with screenings this week of La Belle et la Bete
accompanied live by the Philip Glass Ensemble. Thursday through Sunday at the Yerba Buena Center in SF. Get details
Gershwin, Ravel at the SF Symphony
Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin is featured in the Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
as well as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
with the SF Symphony. David Robertson conducts this Wednesday through Saturday. Get complete program details.
Auerbach Premiere for New Century
Characterized by its stylistic freedom and juxtaposition of tonal and atonal musical language, composer Lera Auerbach’s music has been praised for being “so skillfully constructed and so rich in imaginative beauty” (San Francisco Chronicle
). New Century premieres Auerbach’s String Symphony (Memoria de la Luz
) alongside Wagner’s romantic Siegfried Idyll, a tribute to the bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, and Haydn’s theatrical, touching “Farewell” Symphony. Thursday through Sunday
at various venues throughout the Bay Area. Here are details.
Pacific Boychoir Sings Vespers
Hear the beautifully moving Rachmaninoff Vespers
as sung by the Pacific Boychoir this Friday
at Grace Cathedral in SF and in Oakland's Christ the Light Cathedral on Saturday
night. Find out more
Free Band Concert in Golden Gate Park
The Golden Gate Park Band will present a concert on Sunday
in Golden Gate Park in the music concourse. The concert will begin at 1:00pm. This will be the annual Memorial Weekend Concert
devoted to Patriotic and American music, and dedicated to those who have sacrificed for their country.