Performance

Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

04/24/2015-05/02/2015
All Day
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose  

April 24th 7pm,
April 25th 10am, 2pm & 7pm,
April 26th 10am, 2pm & 5pm,
April 30th 7pm,
May 1st 7pm,
May 2nd 11am & 4pm

Peter Pan JR. is the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to. After finding his shadow in the Darling family nursery, Peter teaches Wendy, Michael and John how to fly and sweeps them off to Never Land, where they meet Lost Boys, mermaids, indians and, of course, pirates. If the children are ever to return home, Peter must defeat Captain Hook with the help of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. Peter Pan JR. features classic songs from the 1953 film such as, “You Can Fly!,” “Following the Leader” and “The Second Star to the Right” as well as songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the 2008 Disney film Tinker Bell.

$12 attendees 12 and up, $8 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating.

For more information about this event:
http://www.playfulpeople.net/index.html
barb@galiotto.com
408-497-9983

Shakespeare Jubilee: All’s Well That Ends Well

04/28/2015
6:00 pm
Aqus Cafe
Petaluma 

4 plays in 4 places! Join us in celebrating the Bards birthday month. B.A.R.D.S (Bay Area Readers Dramatic Society) will be reading 4 of Shakespeare’s finest in various locations in Sonoma County. Our readings are largely unrehearsed…just a bunch of Shakespeare loving actors having a great time, enjoying the poetry and prose from our favorite writer!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 16 @ 6pm
A’Roma Roasters
95 5th Street, Santa Rosa

Twelfth Night
April 23 @ 6pm
Coffee Catz
6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol

The Comedy of Errors
April 24 @ 6:30
Sebastopol Gallery
150 N Main St, Sebastopol

All’s Well That Ends Well
April 28 @ 6pm
Aqus Cafe
189 H Street, Petaluma

For more information about this event:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/B.A.R.D.S.1/
info@petalumareaderstheatre.com
707-478-0057

Focus on the Cello at Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch

04/29/2015
6:00 pm
柏克萊圖書館克萊蒙特分館 Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch
Berkeley  CA

Enjoy an evening performance with Berkeley’s own Jewish Music and Poetry Project on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00pm at the Claremont Branch Library located at 2940 Benvenue at Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. The concert includes the world premiere of Berkeley composer William Ludtke’s Op. 155, Three Songs for soprano and cello with poems by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk and the U.S. premiere of Hungarian Lajos Delej’s Scherzo, recently rediscovered in the BBC archives. The poet will also attend.

For more information about this event call 510-981-6280.

PADC Community Night at Yoshi’s

04/30/2015
8:00 pm
Yoshi’s Jack London Square
Oakland   CA

Celebrate local talent at the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee’s Community Night at Yoshi’s, featuring jazz band Mingus Amungus; roots and reggae duo Mike Rufo and Far I Shields; and spoken word artists Together We Slam.

Mingus Amungus, led by Piedmont resident Miles Perkins, builds on the bebop, funk and classical rhythms of virtuoso bass player Charles Mingus. Also on the program are Piedmont singer/songwriter Mike Rufo and reggae artist Far I Shields; and Together We Slam, Piedmont students performing written word pieces.

Proceeds benefit PADC’s Grants Program, which funds programming and events supporting and promoting diversity in the Piedmont schools and community.

Tickets $25 adults/$20 students.

For more information about this event:http://www.padc.info/

Heart Of Darkness

05/01/2015-05/03/2015
All Day
Z Space
San Francisco 

Opera Parallele Presents U.S. Premiere of Heart Of Darkness

Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 2 pm and 8 pm; Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2 pm

Hard on the heels of the highly successful premiere of its acclaimed new production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking in February, Opera Parallele will present the U.S. premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness May 1-3 at Z Space in San Francisco. The opera will be staged in an innovative new production overseen by Opera Parallele Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, with Artistic Director Nicole Paiement conducting. Performances are Friday, May 1, at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2, at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, May 3, at 2 pm; Z Space is located at 450 Florida Street in San Francisco. Tickets are priced $30-$85 and may be purchased at www.operaparallele.org

For more information about this event:
http://www.operaparallele.org/
415-626-6279

The world premiere of Hookman

05/06/2015-05/30/2015
All Day
Z Below
San Francisco 

May 6-30; Opening night, May 9 at 8pm; Wed-Thur, May 6-7 at 7pm, Fri May 8 at 8pm, May 14-24: Thurs at 7pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 5pm; May 27-30: Wed-Thurs at 7pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm

It’s freshman year of college and Lexi’s life is falling apart. Ever since the mysterious death of her high school best friend, Lexi has found herself stalked by a tall, dark, hook-handed stranger who has been seriously cramping her style. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi learns what it means to grow up — and it’s not pretty.

For more information about this event:
http://www.encoretheatresf.org/#!hookman/cjc1
johnhillpr@gmail.com
510-435-7128

Resound! An Evening of Musical Dancemography

05/07/2015-05/09/2015
8:00 pm
PianoFight
San Francisco 

May 7-9, 8pm

Part rock concert, part classical dance recital, part basement hip hop party. We pair local bands and dance groups to collaborate and perform together. The night features five original dances backed by live musicians and will conclude with a big sweaty jam in the PianoFight restaurant/bar.

For more information about this event:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resound-an-evening-of-musical-dancemography-tickets-16440956343
boxoffice@pianofight.com
415-816-3691

Cypress String Quartet’s Salon Series III at Maybeck Studio

05/08/2015
8:00 pm
Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts
Berkeley  

The Cypress String Quartet concludes its 2014-15 Salon Series in a special added date at the beautiful Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts in Berkeley. The program will feature additional performances of a new quartet commissioned through the Cypress Quartet’s annual Call & Response program – Philippe Hersant’s String Quartet No. 4. The Cypress just gave the world premiere of the piece on April 10 at Marines Memorial Theatre, and is so enthusiastic about the new work that they are programming repeat performances. The Hersant will be paired with Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 6 and his Op. 59, No. 3.

For more information about this event:
http://cypressquartet.com/special-projects/cypress-salon-series/

ODC presents Uncertain Weather

05/09/2015-05/10/2015
All Day
ODC Theater
San Francisco 

May 9-10, 1pm and 4pm both days

“Uncertain Weather” follows three young people on a journey through unpredictable weather – rainstorms, squalls, windstorms, white hot deserts, sunny beach days, and much more. Embark on this engaging & fun dance performance which includes diverse styles including contemporary, ballet, house dance, rhythm tap, and Bollywood.

Directed and choreographed by ODC School Director Kimi Okada with guest choreographers Tanya Bello, Marika Brussel, Namita Kapoor, and Bianca Cabrera, Uncertain Weather features dancers from the ODC Youth & Teen Program including ODC’s teen company, ODC Dance Jam.

$7 Children, $15 Adult General, $35 School Patron.

For more information about this event:
http://odcdance.org/uncertainweather
info@odcschool.org
415-549-8519

Oakland Youth Chorus’ 40th Anniversary Spring Concert

05/09/2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
Oakland  

Join the singers of Oakland Youth Chorus as we conclude this milestone anniversary season. The 3pm matinee features our youngest singers, and the 6pm performance showcases OYC’s Chamber Singers, Concert Chorus, Middle School ensembles and our upper elementary singers, and we are excited to welcome OYC’s Decades Chorus representing singers from 1974 to the present, singing favorite songs from past concerts and music from around the world. In this concert we premiere two commissioned works: En El Sol, written by Alexandra Sessler and Walter Anderson, made possible to the Andy S. Way Foundation, and Oakland Song by OYC Alumna Valerie Troutt.

For more information about this event:
http://www.oaklandyouthchorus.org
angeladant@oaklandyouthchorus.org
510-287-9700

Cypress String Quartet’s Salon Series III at Kanbar Center

05/09/2015
8:00 pm
Kanbar Performing Arts Center
San Francisco  

The Cypress String Quartet concludes its 2014-15 Salon Series at the charming Kanbar Performing Arts Center. The program will feature additional performances of a new quartet commissioned through the Cypress Quartet’s annual Call & Response program – Philippe Hersant’s String Quartet No. 4. The Cypress just gave the world premiere of the piece on April 10 at Marines Memorial Theatre, and is so enthusiastic about the new work that they are programming repeat performances. The Hersant will be paired with Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 6 and his Op. 59, No. 3

For more information about this event:
http://cypressquartet.com/special-projects/cypress-salon-series/

Cypress String Quartet’s Salon Series III at Woman’s Club of Palo Alto

05/10/2015
3:00 pm
Women’s Club of Palo Alto
Palo Alto  

The Cypress String Quartet concludes its 2014-15 Salon Series at the historic Woman’s Club of Palo Alto’s Clubhouse. The program will feature additional performances of a new quartet commissioned through the Cypress Quartet’s annual Call & Response program – Philippe Hersant’s String Quartet No. 4. The Cypress just gave the world premiere of the piece on April 10 at Marines Memorial Theatre, and is so enthusiastic about the new work that they are programming repeat performances. The Hersant will be paired with Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 6 and his Op. 59, No. 3.

For more information about this event:
http://cypressquartet.com/special-projects/cypress-salon-series/

Robert Moses’ Kin 20th Anniversary Season and SILT World Premiere

05/14/2015-05/17/2015
All Day
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Forum
San Francisco 

May 14-16, 8pm to 10pm; May 17, 2pm to 4pm

Robert Moses’ Kin announces the world premiere of SILT, the Company’s 20th Anniversary Home Season, for four performances only, May 14-17 at the YBCA Forum in San Francisco.

Artistic Director, Robert Moses describes the new work for his 10-member company, saying, “SILT is a dance of relationships and the silt of our shared racial, social and economic histories, which exist alongside emotional sediment. When seeded it creates new life and our knowing and unknown influence in others lives.” He explains that the backdrop for SILT is a series of questions: What is it like to live an overly examined life? What is the nature of privacy? Do we bestow privilege in our lives or is it taken?

For more information about this event:
http://www.robertmoseskin.org
inquiry@robertmoseskin.org
415-252-8384

Winchester Orchestra Season Finale

05/16/2015
7:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
San Jose 

Saturday, May 16th 7:30 p.m., Trinity Cathedral & Sunday, May 17th 3:00 p.m., West Valley College Theater

Winchester Orchestra Season Finale – Maestro Michael DiGiacinto conducts Friedrich von Flotow’s powerful Overture to his Comic Opera Martha; Pietro Mascagni’s/Ruggero Leoncavallo’s evocative Interludes; Maurice Ravel’s insistent Bolero; and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s lush Symphony No. 2.

Tickets:
Gen-$20.00
Srs $15.00
Students: $10.00
Age up to 12 free with paying adult
Tickets available at door or PayPal.
Information: (408) 866-5302
winchester@pacbell.net
www.winchesterorchestra.com

Family Concert: Winners of the Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Movement Competition

05/17/2015
3:00 pm
Cubberley Theatre
Palo Alto 

The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association is pleased to present the seven winners of this year’s Concerto Movement Competition for young virtuosi. The competition, which is held every other year, is open to musicians of high school age or younger. This year’s winners include four violinists, two pianists, and a cellist.

Tickets: General Admission and Seniors, $10; Students, $5. Tickets are available in advance from www.paphil.org or at the door one-half hour before the performance.

The San Francisco Piano Trio

05/17/2015
4:00 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
San Francisco 

Sunday, May 17 at 4:00pm, Noe Valley Chamber Music welcomes the San Francisco Piano Trio performing works by Dvorak, Schubert, and Shostakovich.

PROGRAM:
Dvorak Piano Trio No. 3 Op. 85
Schubert Notturno D 897
Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 2 Op. 67

This concert has been made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Audience members have a chance to mingle with artists at a post-concert reception. Childcare is available. Ample free parking. Doors at 3:30pm.

NVCM has been presenting superb chamber music in San Francisco since 1992.

Tickets range from $20-$25 (Discounts available for seniors, students and advance purchase); Free for children 12 and under.

For more information about this event:
http://NVCM.org
noechambermusic@gmail.com
415-648-5236

Oakland City Chorus- Brahms and Beethoven

05/17/2015
4:00 pm
Laney College, Odell Johnson Theater
Oakland 

The Oakland Civic Orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director Martha Stoddard and Associate Conductor Jason Oestenstad, and the Oakland City Chorus, conducted by Director John Reager, present their German Masterworks for Chorus and Orchestra concert on Sunday, May 17, at 4:00 pm, at Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, in Oakland. The program features soloist Dale Tsang-Hall on piano in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and also includes Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and Brahms’ Schicksalslied.

Tickets are available online from Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, please call (510) 597- 5027

$15 General, $10 Student/Senior.

For more information about this event:
http://www.oaklandcitychorus.org
admin@oaklandcitychorus.org

Pianist Sofya Gulyak

05/17/2015
7:00 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto  

You’ll be in for a treat when world-renowned Russian pianist Sofya Gulyak visits the OFJCC to play music by Wagner, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. She has been praised for her “tremendous precision and coloration…” and was described as a “Rach star” by the Washington Post.

In September 2009 Sofya Gulyak was awarded both the 1st prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal at the Sixteenth Leeds International Piano Competition – the first, and up to the day of writing this, the only woman to achieve this distinction. Since then, she has appeared all over the world to great acclaim.

$60 for class A seats, $50 for class B seats, $40 for class C seats in advance, $10 student/senior discount.

For more information about this event:
http://paloaltojcc.org/Events/PageId/EventDetails/EventId/313?EventStartDate=5%2f17%2f2015+7%3a30%3a00+PM&EventEndDate=5%2f17%2f2015+9%3a30%3a00+PM
joleary@paloaltojcc.org
650-223-8664

BELLA Piano Trio

05/19/2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto 

BELLA Piano Trio is a rising star in world of piano trios. BELLA will perform a recital of works by chamber music’s favorite composers.

BELLA was founded in 2009 and has become one of San Francisco’s most exciting emerging ensembles. The members have studied at Juilliard, Yale, Harvard and the prestigious Indiana Jacobs School of Music. They have performed as residents of the Banff Chamber Music Program under the directorship of Barry Shiffman and worked with members of the SF Bay area’s own St. Lawrence and Alexander String Quartets.

For more information about this event:
http://paloaltojcc.org/Events/PageId/EventDetails/EventId/288?EventStartDate=5%2f19%2f2015+12%3a00%3a00+PM&EventEndDate=5%2f19%2f2015+1%3a30%3a00+PM
mrosengaus@paloaltojcc.org
650-223-8616

Juerga Flamenca

05/23/2015
7:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theater
San Jose  

The Flamenco Society of San Jose will host “Juerga flamenca” (Flamenco Jam Session) with musical arangements composed of dance, song, guitar, and percussion, hightligthing the passion and beauty of flamencos. Showcasing a great cast of flamenco artists; Koko de la Isla, dance – Roberto Zamora, singer – Ricardo Diaz, guitarist. Special guest apperances by various other artists.

This promises to be a very special event. Feel the passion, power and emotion of flamenco in an intimate setting. Come see and hear the wonderful singing and beautiful dance of great artists.

Great performance, full of excitement and passion.

$12 – $19.

For more information about this event:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433514
flamencos@earthlink.net
1-800-838-3006