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Dixit Dominus with SF Choral Society
Choral enthusiasts will have two chances to hear Handel's powerful Dixit Dominus with the SF Choral Society and conductor Robert Geary at St. Paul's Catholic Church in SF. Performances which include the world premiere of The Rise of Humanity by Stacy Garrop are Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.
This Week at the SF Symphony
Chinese pianist Sa Chen plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2 with the SF Symphony this Thursday and Friday. And on Saturday night,
a treat for lovers of martial arts films. See scenes from Hero, The Banquet, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
on the big screen while the orchestra performs Tan Dun's
powerful scores live. Click for more info.
Magic Flute at Opera San Jose
Mozart's The Magic Flute
continues at Opera San Jose (California Theatre) through May 3.
Mozart's fantastical and comical tale draws you into a world of magic fantasy, complete with a giant serpent, a secret brotherhood, and a lovesick bird-catcher! Click for tickets and more.
Alvin Ailey Dance at Cal Perfs
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
returns to UC Berkeley for their annual residency, bringing with them three distinct programs. April 21-26
. Presented by Cal Performances. Click for details.
String Quartets by Haydn and His Students
The Bay Area's New Esterhazy Quartet will perform Quartets by Haydn and two of his students: Paul Struck and a lesser-known composer named Beethoven this Friday night
at Berkeley's Hillside Club and Saturday and Sunday afternoons
in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Get the details.