Dianne's Top 5

Hi, it's Dianne. Here are my top five events for this week - also - click the button to the right to search our classical events calendar

SFS in Free Civic Center Concert

KDFC's Rik Malone hosts a free community concert by the SF Symphony this Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. Edwin Outwater conducts Mendelssohn's famous Violin Concerto in e minor with soloist Benjamin Beilman. Details here.

Legacy at the San Jose Museum of Art

Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha (left)- these stellar American artists are now part of the American canon of contemporary art history. Yet when Emily Fisher Landau collected their art, they were radically adventurous and far from famous. See paintings from the Emily Landau collection now through September 14 at the San Jose Museum of Art. Here's more.

Midsummer Mozart Week #2

The second and concluding week of performances for this year's Midsummer Mozart Festival features pianist Seymour Lipkin in the Concerto #20 and various vocal selections. Founder George Cleve conducts concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in SF, Berkeley, and at Stanford. See the complete listing here.

Music @ Menlo Lobkowicz Concerts

Among the perfomances scheduled this weekend at the Music @ Menlo Summer Chamber Music Festival, will be concerts of Haydn and Beethoven dedicated to the Lobkowicz family featuring the Danish String Quartet (left) among others. William Lobkowicz, the modern heir and trustee of the Lobkowicz family’s trove of musical manuscripts, will be in attendance. Friday and Saturday. Click here for details.

SF Symphony Summer Concerts

The SF Symphony's Summer Pops Concerts continue this week with Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson singing Music from the Movies. Edwin Outwater will conduct the SF Symphony at Davies Hall in favorites from such Hollywood classics as Goldfinger, West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and more. Plus on Saturday night, the symphony will perform Tchaikovky's Greatest Hits at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center featuring pianist Simon Trpceski in the Piano Concerto #1. Get the complete scoop here.

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