September 28, 2021


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April showers Bay Spot classical supporters with musical treats

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The Bay Area’s classical audio scene delivers operas, concerts, recitals and more this thirty day period: right here are some of the functions you won’t want to skip.

“At Home” viewing: Cal Performances provides 3 best artists to its “At Home” collection. Jeremy Denk, who has invested considerably of his pandemic down-time concentrating on J.S. Bach (check out out his 2020 video, “How to Assume Like Bach”), seems April 15 to enjoy the composer’s “The Perfectly-Tempered Clavier,” Book 1. And on April 29, soprano Renee Fleming returns with “Illuminations: Music and the Thoughts.” The application features the globe premiere of Tod Machover’s “VocaGammified,” along with is effective by Fauré, Henri Duparc, Gershwin, and many others. Fleming will be accompanied by pianist Robert Ainsley and joined in dialogue by UC Berkeley neuroscience professor Ehud Isacoff. Remarkable soprano Christine Goerke, a Metropolitan Opera star and San Francisco Opera favorite who was not long ago named associate creative director of Michigan Opera Theatre, kicked off the sequence. Goerke’s recital method, ranging from Handel to Richard Strauss, together with operates by Mascagni, Robert Schumann and Cole Porter, with pianist Craig Terry as her accompanist, can be streamed through June.

Particulars: Christine Goerke is offered on need via June 30 Jeremy Denk, streams 7 p.m. April 15, obtainable via July 14 Renee Fleming, streams 7 p.m. April 29, offered by way of July 28 tickets $15 single, $30 for two, $60 for each house, $5 UC Berkeley pupils

New opera streams: San Francisco Opera returns to are living effectiveness April 23 by way of Might 15 with Rossini’s “Barber of Seville,” with travel-in design performances at the Marin Civic Middle. Right until then, the firm is streaming productions of a beloved Italian opera and an intriguing double bill primarily based on Edgar Allan Poe. A double invoice of “The Fall of the Residence of Usher,” pairing Gordon Getty’s “Usher House” with Debussy’s “La Chute de la Maison Usher,” is on April 10 and 11. And really don’t miss “Don Carlo” (April 17 and 18): Emilio Sagi directs Verdi’s political drama, with a starry cast that includes Michael Fabiano in the title position, soprano Ana María Martinez as Elisabetta, and bass René Pape as King Philip II. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Particulars: Sign up at starting at 10 a.m. on the 1st streaming day as a result of 11:59 p.m. the next day streaming productions are cost-free “Barber of Seville,” $250 for each car or truck to look at reside efficiency, $50 per motor vehicle to observe simulcast on push-in film display

Vanessa Becerra and Efraín Solís accomplish in Opera San José’s new electronic manufacturing “Love & Secrets,” debuting April 15. (Ian Fullmer/Opera San Jose)

Full lotta appreciate: Opera San Jose celebrates appreciate in its several permutations in a new production showcasing 3 brief operas. “Love and Tricks: A Domestic Trilogy,” curated by firm normal director Khori Dastoor, involves Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s comedian “Il Segreto di Susanna,” Ned Rorem’s “Four Dialogues,” centered on poetry by Frank O’Hara, and Tom Cipullo’s “The Husbands.” Managing about 95 minutes full, the creation was captured in OSJ’s Heiman Digital Media Studio, where by the firm filmed its spectacular 2020 production of Jake Heggie’s “Three Decembers.” “Love and Secrets” features sopranos Vanessa Becerra and Marnie Breckenridge, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli, and baritones Efrain Solis and Eugene Brancoveanu. Tara Branham directs the operas, and Joseph Marcheso and Christopher James Ray are the conductors.

Information: 6 p.m. April 15, $15 to $40 family $50 opening night time tickets contain publish-show cast get together accessible for on-desire viewing for 30 times

Salonen’s SoundBox: San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox collection resumes this thirty day period with “Patterns,” a plan curated and performed by new music director Esa-Pekka Salonen. It includes early new music, minimalist performs by Steve Reich and Terry Riley, and the environment premiere of Salonen’s “Saltat sobrius,” primarily based on Perotin’s “Sederunt principes.”

Aspects: Out there April 15 $15

Celebrating diversity: The Bay Area New music Consortium, introduced by violist Pamela Freund-Striplen and her musical colleagues, returns this month with a software highlighting the impressive diversity of the Bay Area’s chamber scene. Is effective include a commissioned function by Gabriela Lena Frank, along with music for string quartet, wind quintet, sarod and tabla, with performances by Alam Khan, the Friction Quartet, Quinteto Latino, and Stars Aligned Siblings.

Information: streaming 7 p.m. April 10, on desire till 11:45 p.m. April 18 $25 typical admission

Make it Modern: The San Francisco Modern Tunes Players’ SFCMP at the CROSSROADS collection resumes with a program featuring Josiah Tayaq Catalan’s “unravel,” done by pianist Allegra Chapman, and Olly Wilson’s “Echoes” for clarinet and electronics, showcasing Jeff Anderle.

Aspects: 8 p.m. April 10, obtainable by way of Might 10 $5 to $35

Kohl proceeds: Midway by way of its 38th season, [email protected] Mansion continues to offer you exceptional digital performances. Verify out the New York-primarily based Ying Quartet in a software that includes Hugo Wolf’s “Italian Serenade” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Significant, Op. 127. Don’t miss out on the pre-clearly show chat by musicologist Kai Christiansen, who normally sets the phase in an exciting and instructive way.

Information: 7 p.m. April 11, 6 p.m. April 15, $20 for each family

Crowden Sundays: The San Francisco-primarily based Telegraph Quartet seems with a system of Beethoven, Brahms and Benjamin Britten as section of the Crowden School’s Sunday’s at Four series.

Aspects: 4 p.m. April 18 cost-free but donations encouraged

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