Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Miscellaney

Where did the last few days go??? Anyway...

LA Opera offers $25 tickets to Albert Herring for "opera virgins." It's a three-day sale, February 22-24, so don't wait....San Francisco Symphony has Play on, Davies! workshops for instrumentalists on Sunday, April 22 (strings) and Thursday, April 26 (woodwinds and brass), 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $40 per person, limited space...Abel Gance's Wagnerian silent film Napoleon comes to the magnificent Paramount Theater in Oakland next month, with performances on March 24, 25, and 31 and April 1, complete with full orchestra....La Cieca has a contest going: design the Most Plausible and the Most Visionary possible seasons for poor New York City Opera....

Seventh Avenue Performances presents music for voice and harp, with soprano Jennifer Paulino (she is really really good!) and harpist Diana Rowan, on Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. at 1329 Seventh Avenue, SF...The Community Women's Orchestra celebrates International Women's Day on Sunday, March 4, at 5 p.m., with a program that includes Florence Price's Symphony No. 3. The concert is at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church in Oakland....California Bach Society's next program is madrigals from all over Europe. Paul Flight is on sabbatical; Amy Stuart Hunn conducts. Concerts are March 16 to 18 in SF, Palo Alto, and Berkeley.

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