The traditional Middle Eastern story of Layla and Majnun gets a world premiere adaptation this weekend at Cal Performances, as the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Silk Road Ensemble collaborate in a staging with traditional Mugham singers from Azerbaijan, Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova. It’s the tenth Cal Performances commission of a Mark Morris work, helping to launch their new season.
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.