Performance

Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Music of Leiber and Stoller

03/02/2017-03/25/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre
Layfayette 

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the next show in its 2016-2017 Season, the show-stopping, Tony-nominated musical revue, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ will have 12 performances, including two previews, March 2 through March 25, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $20 – $32, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.
Grammy Award-winning SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ is the longest-running musical revue to play Broadway, featuring some of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s best known rock ‘n’ roll hits, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Fools Fall in Love” and more. Called “wildly infectious” by The New York Daily News, each compelling song is a complete story – of love, romance, dreams won and lost — told with a little humor and style

Thursday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tiny Dance Film Festival

03/25/2017-03/26/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roxie Theater
San Francisco 

March 25-26; 5pm on Saturday, 2pm & 5pm on Sunday

The 5th Tiny Dance Film Festival will take place March 25-26, 2016 at Roxie Theater.

Founded in 2013, Tiny Dance Film Festival is a film festival based in San Francisco that celebrates short dance films from across the globe. There’s still plenty of room for dance filmmakers and producers to stretch into new territory. TDFF, which prioritizes dance filmmakers who embrace brevity and experimentation alongside grassroots gusto, promises to be an exciting entree of dance films for the connoisseur and curious alike.

$16-$45.

Presented by detour dance.
http://www.detourdance.com/tdff

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents: Latin Rhythms

04/01/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Fremont 

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents: Latin Rhythms
Featuring the Fremont String Quartet and Pianist Ellen Wassermann

Tickets at http://fremontsymphony.org/latin-rhythms/

MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM

04/02/2017-06/11/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HERBST Theatre – San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
San Francisco 

1. Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Sol Jin (’15) and Kirill Kuzmin (’14, ’15)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here

2. Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Anthony Reed (’14), Toni Marie Palmertree (’15), and John Churchwell (’96)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here

3. Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Amina Edris (’15), Andrew Manea (’16), Amitai Pati (’16), and Warren Jones
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here


Merola Opera Program 60th Anniversary Gala & Concert
Sunday, June 11
Gala Tickets (include reception, dinner, concert & dessert after-party): $600 and $1500 Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick, Issachah Savage, Quinn Kelsey, and many more noted Merola alums return for an evening of song and Merola memories in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Merola Opera Program.
For more information, click here.

Xuefei Yang, guitar: San Francisco Performances

04/08/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HERBST Theatre – San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
San Francisco 

Beijing-born Xuefei Yang is a pioneer who transcended the Cultural Revolution’s prohibitions on Western music to triumph on the world stage as her homeland’s first modern guitar virtuoso. She has been recognized since age 10 by leaders including Spain’s ambassador to China, composer Joaquin Rodrigo and guitarist John Williams. She has equally enthralled critics worldwide, including The Irish Times, which reported, “this was one of those performances that was simply revelatory, full of fresh and unexpected turns.”

Presented by San Francisco Performances.
http://www.sfperformances.org/performances/1617/XuefeiYang.html info@sfperformances.org 415-392-2545

Handel’s Messiah – The Spring Sing

04/09/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
Los Gatos  

Sing it yourself accompanied by a full, 40-piece orchestra. It’s easy to forget that G. F. Handel’s beloved oratorio is actually Easter music. Come celebrate the season by singing not only the popular numbers, but also songs in the less familiar Easter section that other programs usually omit. Bring your own score or purchase one at the door or just relax and listen.

Free, but required, tickets are available by emailing your name and address and number of tickets requested to messiahsing@pclg.org.
Free, but tickets required. Email your name & address and number of tickets requested.

Presented by Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
http://www.pclg.org/messiah/ messiahsing@pclg.org | 408-356-6156

http://www.pclg.org/messiah/

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.

MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM

07/06/2017-08/05/2017
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco 


1. Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Schwabacher Summer Concert
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
2. Sunday, July 9, 2:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Tickets: $45/$25 (SF) and $25 to $45 (Palo Alto)
Featuring staged scenes from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe, Massenet’s Thaïs, von Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, accompanied by full orchestra, with English supertitles.


San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 pm
La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi), Sāvitri (Holst), and The Bear (Walton)
(English supertitles will accompany each opera)
Tickets: $70/$50
A triple bill of one-act operas
La Serva Padrona is a quintessential operatic work that links history to the present with relatable characters in the form of a cunning young maid and her aging master. In Sāvitri, Holst reaches into the Mahābhārata, one of the great epics of ancient India, focusing on the tale of Death outsmarted by a young woman. The series closes with Walton’s The Bear, where a widow faithful to the memory of her late husband finds unexpected love.


San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
(performed in Italian with English supertitles)
Tickets: $70/$50
In Rossini’s warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy godmother a philosopher, and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. Goodness and kindness triumph and melody reigns supreme.