Performance

San Francisco Opera: Aida

11/06/2016-12/04/2016
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

AIDA (November 6–December 4, 2016)

Verdi’s grand Egyptian epic returns in a bold new production inspired by contemporary artist RETNA. This intimate love story of an Egyptian military hero, Radames, and an Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, features San Francisco Opera favorites Brian Jagde and Leah Crocetto.

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San Francisco Opera: Madama Butterfly

11/06/2016-12/04/2016
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (NOVEMBER 6- DECEMBER 4, 2016)

Madama Butterfly returns to the War Memorial Opera House stage on November 6 for ten performances and features acclaimed Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian whom Opera Today hailed as “one of the major voices of our time.” Conductors Yves Abel and Jordi Bernàcer will lead the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a revival of Jun Kaneko’s colorful production directed by Leslie Swackhamer.

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San Jose Youth Symphony

12/03/2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
California Theatre
San Jose 

San Jose Youth Symphony – Season’s opening performance on Dec 3rd at 4 PM

The San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its 2016-2017 Season Opener to be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 4:00 pm at the California Theatre, 345 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

The program will open with the ever-popular Die Fledermaus Overture by Johann Strauss and conclude with Ravel’s most famous work, Bolero. This concert will also showcase the first of several winners from the 2016 Young Artists’ Competition, proudly sponsored by the San Jose Symphony Foundation. Outstanding young soloist, Luis Lechuga, clarinet, will be performing Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra.

Please go to www.sjys.org, or contact the SJYS Office at (408) 885- 9220, sjys@sjys.org or shoko@sjys.org

CHINA PHILHARMONIC at DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

12/04/2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco 


THE CHINA PHILHARMONIC COMES TO DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL TO PERFORM DVOŘÁK’S BELOVED NEW WORLD SYMPHONY. LED BY CONDUCTOR LONG YU, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGURES IN CHINA’S CLASSICAL MUSIC SCENE, HEAR ONE OF DVOŘÁK’S MOST CHERISHED WORKS. ALSO ON THE PROGRAM, YOUNG RISING STAR PIANIST SERENA WANG PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S DELIGHTFUL FIRST PIANO CONCERTO. SUNDAY DECEMBER 4.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION AT (415)864-6000 OR VISIT www.sfsymphony.org

The Last Christmas: A Holiday Action-Musical

12/08/2016-12/23/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PianoFight
San Francisco 

Dec 8-10, Dec 15-17, Dec 21-23, 7pm

From the team that created FORKING! and A Merry FORKING! Christmas (playwright Daniel Heath, director Christy Crowley, producer PianoFight), comes the world-premiere holiday action-musical, The Last Christmas. When oil companies threaten to drill in the North Pole, Santa embarks on a mission to save his workshop and Christmas. Teaming up with an idealistic street musician, her ass-kicking sister, and Jesus, this unlikely quartet enters a battle of the bands with a grand prize big enough to buy Santa’s workshop AND the North Pole. But with the oil companies tilting the scales, an evil contest host, and a young pop princess primed to win, can Santa and his rag tag crew rescue the holidays?

$20-$50.

Presented by PianoFight.

The Nutcracker Ballet – Yoko’s Dance and Performing Arts Academy & Fremont Opera Orchestra

12/10/2016-12/11/2016
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ohlone College Smith Center Jackson Theatre
fremont 

12/10/2016-12/11/2016
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ohlone College Gary Soren Smith Theater
Fremont

Yoko’s Dance and Performing Arts Academy is proud to present its 12th annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet as part of the Smith Center Season of the Arts. This will be a fully-staged ballet with scenery, costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s music performed by the Fremont Opera Orchestra, conducted by David Sloss. Over 100 dancers between the ages of 5 and 18 will perform, a wonderful mix of talented ballerinas and adorable children. In addition, a number of prominent politicians from Fremont will be featured in the party scene. California Senator Bob Wieckowski will play the role of Uncle Drosselmeier. Also lending their performing talents to this production will be Fremont’s Mayor Bill Harrison, Vice Mayor Lily Mei, Fremont City Council member Vinnie Bacon and former City Council member Steve Cho. For tickets visit www.smithcenter.com or call (510) 659-6031.

We Are One

12/10/2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
Oakland  

Join the award-winning singers of the Oakland Youth Chorus in a celebration of the songs,traditions, and diverse cultures that honor and create community. Sing with us as we raise our voices together to empower others and create harmony. Bringing together hundreds of K-12 students from 20 East Bay school and sites, this 42nd annual holiday event is sure to inspire and uplift you as we celebrate each other’s gifts.

Tickets available at www.oyc.modvantage.com/events $20 adult, $15 student/senior, $10 children advance – $5 increase at the door.

$10-$25.

Presented by Oakland Youth Chorus