La Oferta

July 22, 2024

Events Around the Bay

By Lina Broydo

Swan Lake, Three Preludes, Variations for Two Couples, Solo and 

5 Tango’s Perform at  Frost Amphitheater at Stanford

July 26 & 27 at 7:30pm

The stunningly gorgeous ambience of Stanford University’s Frost Amphitheater is a perfectly magical setting to see Starry Nights” which will feature the Act II of Helgi Tomasson’s brilliant Swan Lake, a breathtaking ballet that continues to captivate audiences with its poignant narrative and stunning choreography performance by the world renowned San Francisco Ballet.

Presented in collaboration with the Stanford Live Arts Festival,  Starry Nights will also feature Ben Stevenson OBE’s Three Preludes, and three mesmerizing ballets by the renowned choreographer Hans van Manen: Variations for Two Couples, Solo, and the SF Ballet premiere of 5 Tango’s.

These meticulously crafted works, each brimming with emotion and artistry, serve as a testament to van Manen’s profound impact on the world of dance. Starry Nights promises to be a celebration of artistic excellence, showcasing the incredible talent of SF Ballet’s dancers and the visionary choreography that defines the company’s repertoire.

Bring a blanket and a picnic basket with a bottle of your favorite California wine for this artistic and definitely not to be missed evening in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Information 

Tickets are available for purchase at live.stanford.edu

Frost Amphitheater at 351 Lasuen Street at Stanford; free parking

Photos courtesy of SF Ballet 

 

San Francisco Symphony Pays Tribute to the Beatles at Davies Symphony Hall 

July 18, 2024, at 7:30pm

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…  Don’t miss this special tribute to one of the world’s greatest pop bands! You will love the San Francisco Symphony’s celebration of  the 60th anniversary of the Beatles’ first US tour in 1964 and their first concert at San Francisco’s Cow Palace sixty years ago, as the British Invasion took off, propelled by four lads and a legion of  screaming admirers.

Now, relive or get acquainted with the magic of the Beatles’ greatest hits, transcribed note-for-note and performed as originally recorded, with four musicians who look and sound just like the original Fab Four!

This show opens with the band performing the set played by the Beatles on their first North American tour  with the program featuring favorites from the albums Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, performed alongside the San Francisco Symphony.

And what is your favorite Beatles song? “Michelle” is mine… 

Information

sfsymphony.org; Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco;

Photo courtesy of SF Symphony  

 

 

August Concerts at Filoli Estate – A Summer’s Cultural Enrichment 

6:30 to 8 p.m.

The vibrant live performances take stage against the backdrop of the stunning Historic House of Filoli.  As the sun sets behind the Santa Cruz mountains, relax in the Meadow with a drink in hand and enjoy the variety of performers coming to the Woodside’s famous estate this summer.

Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, canned cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks throughout the evening. No need to bring a chair – every VIP guest has access to a comfy adirondack with a great view of the stage.

VIP tickets (which I highly recommend)  include admission to the performance and the VIP area.

The scheduled performers include: “Never Come Down” bluegrass band; the Indian American singer/songwriter Paravi; the “Jazz and Swing Night” with Alex Mendham & His Orchestra; “The Outlaw Mariachi” with Charros of Rock blending the traditional mariachi sounds with the high powered energy of American and Latin rock; “Wreckless Strangers” who incorporate blues, R&B, Americana, and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll to craft a distinctive sound and perfect balance between unique, familiar, and just plain fun; the “Latin Jazz Night with Trio Paz”, known for their musical mix of Flamenco Rumba, Latin, and Brazilian, crafted into a blend of moods that will channel the energy of Filoli into an electrifying performance.

Summer is time to have fun, so just do it and enjoy!

Information

650-364-8300; info@filoli.org

Filoli Estate, 86 Canada Rd in Woodside

Photos courtesy of Filoli