Arts

Beautiful Relationships: Flora and Fauna from Around the World

01/16/2017-04/30/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden
San Francisco  California

January through April 30, 2017, 10am – 4pm (except Tuesdays)

The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture at San Francisco Botanical Garden presents Beautiful Relationships: Flora and Fauna from Around the World, an exhibition of nature illustrations by Rachel Diaz-Bastin.

Bastin works in the entomology department at the California Academy of Sciences where she was inspired to learn from illustrators on staff and recently studied scientific illustration at UC Santa Cruz. She is known for her beautifully accurate illustrations of insects. She also illustrates spiders for publication in scientific journals as well as various plants and animals for researchers, conservation organizations, parks, and wildlife centers.

Free

Presented by San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

Hayward Kai-Feng Chinese School Art Show

03/16/2017-04/26/2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Alameda County Law Library
Oakland 

Chinese Calligraphy, Brush Painting, Mixed Media & Craft – the work of art students of MERC Hayward Chinese School will be on display from March 16 to April 26, at The Alameda County Law Library, 125 12th St. in Oakland. The Alameda County Law Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For more information about this event: http://www.haywardchineseschool.org/

American Premiere Of “Up In The Mountains”

04/19/2017-04/23/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bryan Education Studio
San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA EDUCATION PRESENTS AMERICAN PREMIERE OF
UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

An Interactive Performance for Infants to 3 Year Olds

15 Performances April 19–23, 2017 at the Bryan Education Studio  401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA


 

 

 

 

San Francisco Opera Education presents Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance created for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). Up in the Mountains combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales. Here, adults and children are free to let their imaginations run wild in their interpretations of the story being told. The fifteen morning and afternoon performances take place April 19–23, 2017 in the John M. Bryan Education Studio at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera in San Francisco. In addition to the 20-minute performance, each 45-minute program includes hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together, including an instrument petting zoo, sensory bins, craft-making and coloring.

These performances mark the American premiere of Up in the Mountains. Created by Hanne Dieserud and Christina Lindgren in collaboration with composer Maja Ratkje, and performed by Ms. Dieserud, Up in the Mountains premiered in May 2011 in Hamar, Norway, and has since gained international praise on tours to Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greece and England.

Up in the Mountains is presented as part of San Francisco Opera Education’s “First Act” programs designed for families with children ages 6 and younger, and is the program’s first offering for this age group. “San Francisco Opera is thrilled to offer performances and activities for babies, toddlers and their parents, grandparents or guardians with Up in the Mountains,” said San Francisco Opera Director of Education Ruth Nott. “The Opera has provided family programs for children for a number of years. With the advantage of utilizing the beautiful Bryan Education Studio at the Wilsey Center for Opera, we’ve been able to expand our offerings to early childhood-aged children with our First Act programs.

First Act Workshops are scheduled throughout the year at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera and the War Memorial Opera House; to learn more about these programs, visit sfopera.com/firstact.

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UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

An interactive performance for families with young children (infant to 3 years)

American Premiere

Presented by San Francisco Opera Education

 

Concept and direction: Hanne Dieserud and Christina Lindgren

Composer and musical direction: Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje

Scenography and costume design: Christina Lindgren

 

FOR:  Infants to 3 year olds with accompanying adult(s)

 

PERFORMED BY:  Hanne Dieserud

 

RUNNING TIME:  45 minutes (includes 20-minute performance and several accompanying activities)

 

WHEN (15 performances April 19–23, 2017):

Wednesday, April 19:  9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 20:  9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Friday, April 21:  [9:30 a.m. – sold-out], 10:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 22:  9:30 a.m., [10:45 a.m. – sold-out], 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.

Sunday, April 23:  [both 9 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. – sold-out]

 

LOCATION:

Bryan Education Studio

at the Wilsey Center for Opera

Veterans Building (fourth floor)

401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

ABOUT UP IN THE MOUNTAINS:

San Francisco Opera Education presents the American premiere of Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). It combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales. Here, adults and children are free to let their imaginations run wild in their interpretations of the story being told. The event also includes hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together. For more information, including a photo gallery, video trailer and interview with the creators, go to sfopera.com/upinthemountains.

 

“We noticed that some children at the age of only a few months and up to three years old quickly learned how to imitate the sounds that actress Hanne Dieserud was making. Others were simply sitting still, with big eyes and their mouths open – completely quiet and paying attention to all the strange things that were happening ‘high up in the mountain’.”  (Gudbrandsdølen Dragningen, Norway)

 

TICKETS:

$20 per adult & $10 per child (each attendee must have a ticket).  Tickets available at the San Francisco Opera Box Office (301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102) in person or by phone at (415) 864-3330, or online at sfopera.com/upinthemountains.

 

Limited discounted tickets available for those in need; email education@sfopera.com or call (415) 551-6294 with questions.  If you are a preschool or daycare center bringing a large group, please call Group Sales at (415) 621-4403 or email groupsales@sfopera.com.

SF Opera Lab – Chamberworks

04/27/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taube Atrium Theater
San Francisco 

Revel in a new music experience. Members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra curate and perform in this intimate and eclectic evening of music and song. People who want to get to know the SF Opera Orchestra musicians and all music lovers will enjoy this performance.