Troyens

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Music Pile-Up Weekend, June, 2015 Edition

There is too much going on the first weekend of June:
  • At San Francisco Symphony, Charles Dutoit conducts Thursday, June 4 - Saturday, June 6; the program is Ravel's Alborado del gracioso and L'Heure espagnol and De Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A Spanish theme with most of the music by a Frenchman, yep. But it should be great fun.
  • The New Esterhazy Quartet and soprano Christine Brandes perform two Haydn string quartets and two Haydn cantatas in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Palo Alto, June 5-7.
  • The International Orange Chorale sings a concert called Burning Light: Songs of Nature and the Seasons, on June 6 and 7, in San Francisco and Berkeley. Program includes works by Carter, Tormis, Weininger, and Jakobsons.
  • The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony's annual Pride concert is a doozy this year: works by Vítězlava Kaprálová, Clara Schumann, and Dame Ethel Smyth. Pianist Sara Davis Buechner is featured soloist in C. Schumann's piano concert. SF Conservatory, 8 p.m., June 6. At 3 p.m. Buechner gives a lecture/recital about her life and journey as a transgender woman, also at the SFCM.
  • And at San Francisco Opera, on Sunday, June 7, Les Troyens opens.
I'd like to see all of these programs, but I am reviewing Troyens and that is immovable unless I give up the review. What to do!

3 comments:

Liane said...

That composer is Vítězlava Kaprálová (1915-1940 -- yes, she died at age 25) and she is amazing. Here is the link for BARS -- http://bars-sf.org/

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks! I've heard some of her music; wonderful composer, tragic loss.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I've updated the blog post now; the press release had her name right and I spaced out completely. I will probably go to that program, since I've never heard anything of Kapalova's or Smyth's in person.