The ever-imaginative West Edge Opera now has a recital series, Salons at the Garden Gate. The venue is new to me, the Garden Gate Creativity Center, described as "a charming new recital and performance space in the shadow of the Claremont Hotel." The address is 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley.
First up is soprano Christine Brandes, tomorrow, June 2, at 3 p.m., with a program of Haydn, Handel, Hahn, and Strauss. Laura Dahl is on piano and mezzo Ana Miranda is special guest.
Laura Bohn sings an all-Britten program on July 14 (3 p.m.) and Buffy Baggott performs on August 11, also at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $35 for a single recital or $94.50 for the three-concert series.