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

SF Symphony Summer Fun and Free Concert

Summer fun continues at the SF Symphony this week with an evening in Paris, music from Russia, Gershwin and Bernstein, and a free concert on the SF waterfront. Edwin Outwater (photo) conducts a noontime concert this Sunday at Pier 27 featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and more. Click for details.

Anderson + Roe in Walnut Creek

Daft Punk, Ligeti, and Radiohead? That's some kind of variety! The Anderson + Roe Piano Duo performs for one night only at the Dean Lesher Center in Walnut Creek this Friday at 7:30pm. KDFC's Hoyt Smith will host. The program includes Rachmainiff's Two Piano Suite and selections by Bach. Find out more.

Valley of the Moon Music Festival

The 2nd annual Valley of the Moon Music Festival is going on now through July 31 in Sonoma. This year's festival is themed The Voice in Chamber Music, featuring pieces inspired by the composers' love of opera and song on period instruments. Performances at the Hanna Boys Center this weekend include an all-Schubert evening and music of Beethoven, Hadyn, and Schumann. KDFC's Rik Malone hosts a Q&A after the performance Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Founders Eric Zivian and Tanya Tomkins). Find out more.

Festival Napa Valley

Festival Napa Valley (formerly Festival del Sole) continues through July 24 at various stunning venues in the Napa Valley. Artists include Kristen Chenoweth, tenor Michael Fabiano, soprano Kathleen Battle, violinist Sarah Chang, dancers from the SF Ballet, and many others. Get the complete schedule.

30th Mendocino Music Festival

The 30th annual Mendocino Music Festival will wrap up this Saturday night with Bach's stirring Mass in b minor, performed under the big tent. Find out more.

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