Performance

PCRT Presents: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

01/30/2016-02/14/2016
12:00 am
Firehouse Arts Center
Pleasanton  

Jan 30 – Feb 14, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre kicks off 2016 with the East Bay professional theater premiere! The dazzling production based on the Disney film is complete with all your favorite characters and songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

SPECIAL EVENTS: “INSIDE THE SHOW” discussion with actors and director after the matinee performance on Sunday, January 31 (free to ticket holders). PHOTOS OPPORTUNITIES with cast after January 31 and February 6 matinees.

$18-$39.

Presented by City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center.

TWO TIME GRAMMY-NOMINEE ZOFO PIANO DUET

02/14/2016
2:00 pm
Le Petit Trianon Theatre
San Jose 

For Immediate Release: December 21, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Rabinovitz, 408.971.8394
arabinovitz@yahoo.com
CALENDAR EDITOR PLEASE LIST UNDER:
CLASSICAL MUSIC/EARLY MUSIC/CHORAL MUSIC

WHO: Steinway Society – The Bay Area presents classical pianists, ZOFO Duet
WHAT: Classical and Contemporary Piano Recital
WHEN: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm
WHERE: Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
PROGRAM:
• Gershwin, Cuban Overture
• Terry Riley, G-Song
• Barber, Souvenirs
• Christian Henking, Good morning John! (written for ZOFO)
• Bach/Kurtag, Selections (four-hands arrangements)
• Gabriela Lena Frank, Sonata Serrana No. 1 (written for ZOFO)
I. Allegro Solar
• II. Scherzo Nocturno
• III. Adagio para el Anochecer
• IV. Karnavalito

TICKETS/INFO: $35-$60, students $10 at the door, senior pricing available.
www.steinwaysociety.com or (408) 990-0872

PHOTO (included below): GRAMMY-nominated concert pianists ZOFO Duet (Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi ) will perform Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm at Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose. Photos courtesy of Steinway Society – The Bay Area. Additional photos at: http://www.zofoduet.com/press_kit/

MORE INFORMATION:
Steinway Artist Ensemble ZOFO Duet is hailed as “…jaw-dropping awesome!” (San Francisco Examiner) “…electrifyingly out of this world,” (Bachtrack) and “dazzling.” (LA Times)

Since joining forces in 2009, internationally acclaimed pianists Eva Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-
box thematic programming for piano four hands.

Based in San Francisco, this GRAMMY-nominated, prize-winning duo is is blazing a bold new path for piano four hands groups by focusing on 20th and 21st
century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers.

Keisuke Nakagoshi has performed as soloist on prestigious concert stages across the United States, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and San Francisco’sDavies Symphony Hall. He has studied with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time: Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler and David Zinman.
Mr. Nakagoshi is Pianist in Residence at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to symphony and chamber music performances, Mr. Nakagoshi tours as principal pianist with Daugherty’s delightful “Bugs Bunny on Broadway” and “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.”

Winner of the prestigious Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, Eva-Maria Zimmermann has appeared at international festivals worldwide, including the “Festival Piano en Saintonge” France, the “Sommerfestspiele Murten” Switzerland, and San Francisco’s “Other Minds Festival of New Music.” A graduate with highest honors from the Conservatory of Geneva, Eva-Maria has studied with many distinguished musicians including Leon Fleisher and Dominique Merlet. She maintains a robust career in Europe, with many of her recitals broadcast on Swiss radio. She is a founding member of the award winning Swiss Charmillon Piano Quartet. She teaches in the music program at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA, founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

About Us: Steinway Society The Bay Area is a non-profit organization, based in Silicon Valley. Now in its 21st season, this dedicated group of area musicians, pianists, teachers and arts lovers promote excellence in piano performance and music education. Each season the group presents a series of classical music piano concerts featuring international, award-winning classical pianists, and works with students and school leaders to bring musical performances to the schools. Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), with Tax ID: 77-0442110

Noe Valley Chamber Music’s Classical Kids Concert: Just So Stories

02/20/2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco 

February 20, 2016; two 45 minute shows at 9:30am and 11:00am

On Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:30am and again at 11:00am NVCM’s Classical Kids presents the Trinity Alps Chamber Players at Noe Valley Ministry performing Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories,” set to music by composer Danny Clay.

PROGRAM:
Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories” set to Danny Clay’s music performed by the Trinity Alps Chamber Players.

TICKETS are $10-$25
($10 per person, $25 family pass for up to 4 people.)

With 6 instrumental performers and a narrator, “Just So Stories” will feature each instrument taking a different character in the stories, allowing children in the audience to follow the plot and understand the special sounds and nuances of each instrument.

Tickets range from $10-$25 ($10 per person, $25 family pass for up to 4 people.)

Presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music.

Disney Mulan JR

02/26/2016-02/28/2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose  

Feb 26 – 7pm, Feb 27 – 11am, 3pm, & 7pm, Feb 28 – 11am & 3pm

Disney Mulan JR will take you back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with the action-packed, stage adaptation of Disney’s film.

The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney’s Mulan Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. Mulan, a young woman who breaks tradition and pretends to be a man, learns a valuable lesson against all odds while teaching her family the importance of determination and balance. It’s a show that features music and dancing that will captivate audience members with a message that will inspire children of all ages!

In Advance $12 attendees 12 and up, $8 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating; At the Door: $15 attendees 12 and up, $10 children 11 and under, and $6 Children’s floor seating.

Presented by Playful People Productions.

Opera for Families: A Morning with Mozart

02/27/2016
12:00 am
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto  

Take a fascinating journey into Mozart’s world and meet his magical operatic characters.

Enjoy arias, duets and ensembles from his famous operas such as “Magic Flute” and “The Marriage of Figaro” as well as interactive musical activities that open the door to the fascinating world of opera. The performers are:

Amy Foote: Soprano
Deborah Rosengaus: Mezzo Soprano
Ryan Bradford: Baritone
Efrat Levy: Piano

Opera for Families will get the next generation excited about opera and spread its magic among children of all ages in a way that is up-to-date, fascinating and fun!

In Advance: $15 General Public | $10 Members, Children (all ages) and J-Pass Holders || At the Door: $20 General Public | $15 Members, Children (all ages) and J-Pass Holders.

Presented by The Oshman Family JCC

Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents: Piano/Violin Duo

02/28/2016
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco 

On February 28, 2016 at 4:00pm NVCM presents Piano/Violin Duo Hyeyeon Park & Kristin Lee at Noe Valley Ministry.

PROGRAM
Busoni/Bach Chaconne for solo piano
Ysaye Sonata No. 2 for solo violin
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy for violin and piano
Beethoven Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer”

3:30pm Doors Open
4:00pm Performance

Audience members have the chance to mingle with the performers while enjoying light refreshments immediately following the performance.

Childcare is available. Public transportation recommended. Street parking.

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

Tickets range from $20-$30 ($30 at the door). Discounts available for seniors, students and advance purchase. Free for children 12 and under.

Presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music

Disney Cinderella KIDS

03/04/2016-03/06/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
san jose 

March 4th 7pm, March 5th 11am, 3pm, & 7pm, March 6th 11am & 3pm

Playful People Productions Presents:
Disney Cinderella KIDS

The timeless fairy tale of Cinderella meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters, and denied the chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, and discovers that dreams really can come true!

Our shows often sell out prior to the show weekend. Be sure to buy your tickets early, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic production.

In advance: $12 for adults (12 and up), $8 children 11 and under – At the Door: $15 adults (12 and up) $10 children 11 and under.

Presented by Playful People Productions.

dance anywhere(R)

03/18/2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

…what if the world stopped to dance?
anywhere and everywhere simultaneously

dance anywhere(R) on March 18th at noon San Francisco, 3PM NY, 4PM Buenos Aires, 8PM Cairo, 10PM Moscow, 8AM Auckland…check the world clock http://bit.ly/2016clock.

and you are invited to join in – wherever you will be and with whoever you choose…a full out dance, a nod of the head, a swaying of the body…

we tell you when to do it – you choose where and with whom. DIY

Where will you be?
at work. home. in your car. or on a bus or train. crossing the street. at the bank. in school.

let’s dance together and rock the world!

Free

Presented by dance anywhere(R)

Oakland Symphony Presents Premiere of Martin Rokeach Piccolo Concerto

03/18/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Paramount Theatre
Oakland  

The world premiere of a new piccolo concerto by Bay Area composer Martin Rokeach highlights the Oakland Symphony’s concert scheduled Friday, March 18, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Music Director Michael Morgan will conduct and the program also includes Cherubini’s Requiem featuring the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, Director, and Beethoven’s Second Symphony. The evening begins at 7 pm with no-host drinks, free pre-concert lobby entertainment and a pre-concert talk

$20-$75.

Presented by Oakland Symphony