The San Francisco Symphony hosts the ensemble The Swingles (who used to be known as The Swingle Singers) this week to perform a work that was written for them almost 50 years ago by composer Luciano Berio: his Sinfonia for Eight Solo Voices and Orchestra. It’s a piece that blends spoken word and quotations from other composers, and draws on their special vocal skills. It’s on a program celebrating a history of Italian music at Davies tomorrow through Saturday nights.
KDFC's The State of the Arts
The Bay Area has some of the world’s best-known performing arts organizations and cultural offerings. Each day, Jeffrey Freymann showcases activities, concerts, soloists and ensembles coming through the area.