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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

December Makes Me Cry

Something's gotta give:

Dec. 2 - 4 Cal Bach (A Belen - Spanish villancicos program)
Dec. 2 - 6 Philharmonia Baroque (Mass in B Minor - I'm okay with missing this)
Dec. 3 - Alexander Quartet at St. John's (Bartok/Kodaly)
Dec. 3 - Flicka gala, Herbst Theater, SF
Dec. 3 - SF Bach Choir (evening)
Dec. 4 - SF Bach Choir (afternoon)
Dec. 4 - Takacs Quartet at Cal Perf (Janacek, Britten, Ravel)
Dec. 4 - Juilliard Quartet at Stanford Lively Arts (Stravinsky, Janacek, Mozart)
Dec. 6 - BSO at Davies (Berlioz, Mozart, Carter, Bartok)
Dec. 7 - BSO at Davies (Harbison, Ravel, Mahler)
Dec. 9 - Esa-Pekka Salonen at SFS (Salonen, Sibelius, Wagner)
Dec. 10 -  Alexander Quartet at St. John's (Bartok/Kodaly)
Dec. 13 - 18 - New Century Chamber Orchestra
Dec. 16-18 - Magnificat (Schuetz Christmas Story)
Dec. 17 -  Alexander Quartet at St. John's (Bartok/Kodaly)
Dec. 18 - SFS Messiah

13 comments:

Patrick J. Vaz said...

I would suggest giving up on work, at least for that week. And buying a pair of wings.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Karita and the BSO are a block apart. Perhaps I can skip the Roman Carnival Overture and catch the first five minutes of whatever she sings.

For Magnifcat & Cal Bach, I can choose the date I attend. On Dec. 4, the Takacs and Juilliard are in the afternoon, with the Brentano in the evening.

How many string quartets CAN I see in one weekend??

Bruce Hodges said...

Eeeek! And I thought NYC was bad!

Lisa Hirsch said...

The first weekend of December is always extraordinarily bad: a number of the best choruses put their winter performances there. This year, the BSO's visit greatly complicates the week (I am scheduled to review both performances). I have not even put Philharmonia Baroque (Dec. 2-6) and New Century Chamber Orchestra (Dec. 13-18) in the posting. Oh, and my company holiday party (Dec. 2), meaning I have to choose between the party and Cal Bach if I want to see the Flicka Gala and the Takacs.

Lisa Hirsch said...

The question remains: can I attend seven performances between December 1 and 10, write two reviews, work, and not come down with walking pneumonia?

Bruce Hodges said...

I say, "Yes, Lisa, you can do it!"

Lisa Hirsch said...

I will start the immune system support right now!

Also, I might need your help. Donna is out of town 12/2 to 12/8. Want to come out for a visit? :)

Brian said...

Oh Lisa..

Here let me help. There are only two of these shows you really need to see - Mattila and the Salonen program.

You're very welcome. Anytime.

Lisa Hirsch said...

LOL, if only it were that simple! Have you looked at the BSO programs??

Brian said...

Yes. I'm seeing them in LA as well.

Bruce Hodges said...

"Also, I might need your help. Donna is out of town 12/2 to 12/8. Want to come out for a visit? :)"

*chuckling*

Lisa Hirsch said...

I just bought a ticket to the Flicka gala, so Dec. 3 is settled.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I've just added SF Bach Choir! Aaaaaiii!