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July 20, 2024

Events Around the Bay

Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen Leads a Bold New SF Symphony’s Season with the Virtuoso Pianist Yuja Wang Among Others

October 13, 14 and 15, 2022

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a fall season that scales the dark and divine, the phenomenal and phantastic, breathtaking beauty and effervescent wit, iconic behemoths and the allure of the underground.

The highlight of the fall season is his performance with the spectacular pianist and the stunning fashionista Yuja Wang.

The exciting repertoire features vibrant & virtuosic: Carl Nielsen’s sun-drenched Helios Overture opens the program with visions of the Aegean coast.

Yuja Wang performs the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Magnus Lindberg, and the evening concludes with Béla Bartók’s symphonic showcase, Concerto for Orchestra. A priceless double treat for those who love music and the beautiful fashions.

Information

For tickets call 415-864-6000 or visit sfsymphony.org

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco

Photos courtesy of SF Symphony   

 

Bravo!! Eugene Onegin Returns to San Francisco Opera

September 25 through October 14, 2022

Joyce El-Khoury as Tatyana in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Eugene Onegin, 2018. Conductor Johannes Debus, director Robert Carsen, set and costume designer Michael Levine, original lighting designer Jean Kalman and revival lighting designer Christine Binder. Photo: Michael Cooper

San Francisco Opera’s centennial season program includes my absolutely favorite Eugene Onegin opera.

Based on the story by Alexander Pushkin to the sounds of the magical music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky this is definitely a magnificent addition to the San Francisco Opera’s impressive line-up.

Absent from San Francisco Opera’s repertory for nearly two decades, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s romantic masterpiece returns in the acclaimed production by director Robert Carsen and features the debuts of several rising operatic artists including soprano Evgenia Muraveva in her U.S. debut as Tatyana and baritone Gordon Bintner in the title role of Onegin.

(centre) Joyce El-Khoury as Tatyana and Gordon Bintner as Eugene Onegin in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Eugene Onegin, 2018. Conductor Johannes Debus, director Robert Carsen, set and costume designer Michael Levine, original lighting designer Jean Kalman and revival lighting designer Christine Binder. Photo: Michael Cooperr

Under the masterful baton of Greek conductor Vassilis Christopoulos, also in his American debut, who leads San Francisco Opera’s combined orchestral and vocal forces, you are in for an unforgettable night at the opera.

With the surprising crescendo of the final scene, get ready for a standing ovation of the unexpected ending of this spectacular opera! You may need a hankie…  See you at the opera.

Information

415-864-3330

sfopera.com

War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco

Photos courtesy of SF Opera

 

Ole! From Spain to Mountain View for the Festival Siempre Flamenco 

September 24 at 7 p.m.

Experience and enjoy the pure gypsy sounds of Flamenco featuring an amazing cast of Spanish artists displaying elegant dancing, soulful singing and virtuoso guitarists.

Presented by The Flamenco Society of San Jose the performing artists feature Macarena de Jerez (dancer/singer); Juan Jose “El Junco” (dancer); Paco Fernandez (guitarist); Morenito de Llora (singer); Jose Campos (singer); Celia Fonta (dancer) and Paco Fonta (guitarist). Get ready to dance in the theater alleys and following the show at the city’s plaza. Ole!

The Flamenco Society is dedicated to sharing its passion for the Art, Music and Culture of Andalusia, Spain.

They are Nationally recognized for maintaining the ethnic richness of Flamenco.

Information

650-903-6000

mvcpa.com

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

500 Castro Street in Mountain View

Photo courtesy of The Flamenco Society 

 

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Gala Celebrates 75 Sparkling Years

October 1 at 6 p.m.

The fab evening honoring the legacy of Roz and Merv Morris includes a cocktail reception, sophisticated  dinner experience and an exciting after dinner party including  an amazing auction of sports memorabilia signed by the famous Bay Area athletes.

Interested to catch a pass from Joe Montana? He is scheduled to be there.

The peace de resistance is an entertainment by the Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.

With the guest MC by TV personality and award winning broadcaster Jan Yanehiro your evening will be tremendous.

And it all for a good cause.

Information

Tickets start at $2,500

www.1pvi.org/Gala

Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park

Photo of Kristin Chenoweth courtesy of 1pvl