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Oakland's Notes from Mexico
The passion and vitality of Mexico will fill the Paramount in the next installment of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's ground-breaking “Notes from” series. The orchestra will play some of the most popular symphonic works by Mexico’s major 20th century composers, including the country’s lively unofficial second national anthem, Huapango. Friday, March 27 at 8pm
in Oakland's Paramount Theatre. Michael Morgan conducts.
Bruckner and Dance Fun at SF Symphony
at the SF Symphony, the young American conductor, James Feddeck leads Bruckner’s colossal Eighth Symphony, among the most profound ever written. Also this week at Davies Hall, catch "Gotta Dance", featuring clips from Singin’ in the Rain
, An American in Paris
, and Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey
with the SFS performing the score live this Saturday at 8pm
. Here's more.
Tony-Winner Audra McDonald at Weill Hall
The amazing Audra McDonald will bring her artistry to Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State this Saturday night at 8pm. Singer, Actress, truthteller, McDonald has been called "a one-of-a-kind super talent", by the New York Times. Learn more.
Pacifica Quartet Plays Haydn and Ligeti
A concert of contrasts is in store when the Pacifica Quartet
performs music of Joseph Haydn and Gyorgy Ligeti at the Marines Memorial Theatre this Sunday at 3pm.
Founded at the University of indiana, the Pacifica Quartet was the Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2009-2012. Learn more.
Free Family Concerts with SF Chamber Orchestra
Who can sit still for great music? Join the SF Chamber Orchestra and the young dancers of Mountain View's Pacific Ballet Academy for a 45-minute, family-friendly free performance. Saturday and Sunday
at three Bay Area venues. Get the details.