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SF Opera Summer Season Begins with Carmen
SF Symphony's On the Town
"It's a helluva town!" The SF Symphony presents semi-staged performances of Leonard Bernstein's irresistable musical, On the Town
this Wednesday through Sunday afternoon
at Davies Symphony Hall. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the music of his one-time mentor. Click for tickets and more
Classical Revolution's Beethoven and Bowie
The Classical Revolution Orchestra salutes two iconoclasts: Beethoven and Bowie,
in a concert this Sunday
in SF's Cowell Theater. Since 2006, Classical Revolution has given more than 1,000 live concerts across the Bay Area with the goal of expanding audiences and making classical music accessible. Find out more.
Two Fifths from Redwood Symphony
Who would dream of "fixing" a Beethoven score? Perhaps only Gustav Mahler had the ego to make changes to Beethoven's Symphony #5! Hear the West Coast premiere of his "re-touched" score, performed alongside the Shostakovich Symphony #5 this Saturday
at Canada College in Redwood City. The Redwood Symphony,
conducted by Eric Kujawsky. Click for more.
New Esterhazy Quartet in Bohemia
From Bohemia's Fields and Groves
is a concert of Smetana and Dvorak this weekend
from the New Esterhazy String Quartet. Performances in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. Here's more.