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Oakland Ballet Celebrates 50
The Oakland Ballet Company will mark 50 years of dance with a performance and reception this Saturday
at the Paramount Theatre. The afternoon performance, 5 Decades of Dance,
will be followed by a champagne reception with the dancers, choreographers, and major players in the history of the Oakland Ballet. Click for more.
Bartok and Mozart with the SF Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Bela Bartok's showpiece for the entire orchestra, the Concerto for Orchestra
this week at the SF Symphony. Also on the program, is the violin/viola duet by Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante
. Performances Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
at Davies and Thursday night
at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. Learn more and get tickets.
Faust at West Bay Opera
West Bay Opera
presents Gounod's operatic masterpiece Faust this Friday and Sunday (plus next weekend)
at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. This new production, conceived by the Mexican director, Ragnar Conde, features full orchestra, chorus, sets and costumes, and an outstanding cast
including Kevin Thompson (photo) as Mephistofeles. Click for tickets.
Chamber Music with SFS Musicians
Members of the SF Symphony perform a chamber music concert this Sunday at 2pm
at Davies Symphony Hall. Selections by Brahms, George Crumb, and Sergei Taneyev highlight the program. Click for more.
Golden Gate Park Band
Fans of band music can celebrate Memorial Day this Sunday
with a free concert
by the Golden Gate Park Band, now in their 133rd season. 1pm in the Spreckles Temple of Music Band Shell. Click for just a bit more.