April 15, 2021


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SF Ballet, SF Opera, Steinway Society

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Right here are numerous streaming performances this weekend that Bay Spot arts supporters must know about.

SF Ballet brings us back again to ‘Midsummer’

San Francisco Ballet is streaming Balanchine’s masterly “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” commencing this 7 days, a recording of a 2020 production that was scuttled just after just a person overall performance by the pandemic. Set to audio by Mendelssohn, the 1962 ballet was Balanchine’s initial unique evening-duration get the job done, and it cemented his name as the artform’s foremost determine.

Information: Jan. 21-Feb. 10 $29, in addition $5 rate for 24-hour obtain Premium Moreover Digital Go, $289 www.sfballet.org.


Steinway Society welcomes increasing star

The San Jose-centered Steinway Society piano recital series kicks off its 2021 streaming plan with Andrew Li in a program aptly titled “A Present for Songs Because Childhood.” The piano prodigy was racking up competitiveness medals at an early age, starting up with winning to start with area in in the Bay Condition Piano Competitors in Massachusetts for 5 consecutive years, at ages 7-12, and then initially prize for two consecutive a long time at the Steinway Levels of competition in Boston. In his exceptional functionality for Steinway Culture, Li will carry out works by of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Stravinsky. Up coming up for the series is award-winner Anna Fedorova, Feb. 19-22.

Aspects: Concert will be obtainable to stream Jan. 22-25 $20 for each residence steinwaysociety.com.


Very good intentions absent bad

Pear Theatre in Mountain See provides a streaming manufacturing of “Fairfield,” a “somewhat uneasy contemporary comedy” by Eric Coble about a progressive, built-in school at which properly-intentioned Black Heritage Month observances go horribly awry. The get the job done is co-directed by Aldo Billingslea, a longtime Bay Place actor and founder of the nationwide Juneteenth Theatre Justice Task, and new Pear Theatre artistic director Sinjin Jones.

Details: Streaming Jan. 22-Feb. 21 $30-$37 www.thepear.org.

SF Opera delivers the temple down

A huge, beefy he-gentleman with a noble and righteous heart comes all undone at the snipping of some shears wielded by a ravishing but treacherous magnificence. What’s more, there are a few of hours of luscious orchestration and some large-top quality vocals to hear, some opulent scenery and lavish costumes to gawk at, and a bunch of scantily clad Philistines writhing all around the phase.

French composer Camille Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah” is this weekend’s featuring from San Francisco Opera’s no cost streaming sequence, in a 2007 production that starred tenor Clifton Forbis and Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina in the title roles. And just as you’d be expecting from this biblical epic, the temple partitions do indeed arrive tumbling down in the conclude.

Information: Offered 10 a.m. Jan. 23 till midnight Jan. 24 sign-up at www.sfopera.com,  a donation of $75 or far more gains you obtain to this and much more streaming productions.

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