Tuesday, April 16, 2019

SFS Program Change

Received from SFS, not a press release but a program note; press release to follow:
The San Francisco Symphony’s June 27–30 semi-staged production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde—originally scheduled for performance alongside Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges—has been postponed to a future season. Noye’s Fludde will be performed at a later date as a community event featuring a wide variety of amateur musicians, and additional information will be announced when details are available. The semi-staged production of Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges featuring the dazzling Maestro Arts production<https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=PZg0_ILAUig> will remain the headliner of the program; additional first half programming will be announced shortly.
LA Opera has led a number of community-based performances of the Britten over the years; community involvement is generally part of it, with performances at the cathedral, which is a few blocks from WDCH and the Dot. I'm personally disappointed because I've never seen Noye's Fludde, but I guess this might mean an amateur like me might be able to perform with SFS.


Civic Center said...

The "amateurs" in Noye's Fludde are children, singing AND playing instruments, so this may not be your chance. I adore the piece, but ideally it really should be performed in a small church rather than a huge concert hall so this cancellation is not a big disappointment. Plus, it's another one of those works you want to end a program, not begin it.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Mike!

David Bratman said...

The LA cathedral, which I've been in, is not a small church but a high-vaulted cavernous space.