Archive for the ‘WBJC Programs’ Category

Aug. 15 2015

10/10/15 – A MASKED BALL – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera A MASKED BALL by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Antonio Somma SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION A Swedish king laughs off a fortune-teller’s warning of a plot against his life. But when his closest aide discovers the monarch is having an affair with his wife, the threat of assassination becomes real. This tuneful Verdi masterpiece, […]

Aug. 15 2015

9/26/15 – SUSANNAH – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera SUSANNAH by Carlisle Floyd Libretto by Carlisle Floyd NEW PRODUCTION In the backwoods of Tennessee, a beautiful young woman is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic traveling preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlisle Floyd’s […]

Aug. 15 2015

9/19/15 – NORMA – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera NORMA by Vincenzo Bellini Libretto by Felice Romani “Music director Nicola Luisotti led a taut and keen-edged performance by the Opera Orchestra.” –San Francisco Classical Voice NEW PRODUCTION Perhaps once a generation, a soprano comes along who can do full justice to one of opera’s most dazzling and demanding roles. Today, that singer […]

Aug. 15 2015

9/12/15 – MADAMA BUTTERFLY – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera MADAMA BUTTERFLY Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of innocence, betrayal and sacrifice returns in a bold and beautiful production by Jun Kaneko, designer of San Francisco Opera’s dazzling production of The Magic Flute (2012). Patricia Racette, “who can rightly stand among the great Butterflies of her […]

Aug. 15 2015

09/05/15 – San Francisco begins! – RIGOLETTO @1pm

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San Francisco Opera RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION (2012) One of opera’s most vivid and compelling characters, a vengeful court jester, desperately tries to protect his daughter from disaster in this heart-wrenching tragedy. The first of two world-class casts led by Music Director Nicola Luisotti stars Željko Lučić, […]

Aug. 15 2015

8/15/15 – Vocalise Rundown

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8:00 PM Choral music by some unlikely choral composers will delight us on Vocalise! Maurice Ravel                 Les Bayaderes                           M Polo/HK  223755 COND Jacques Grimbert ORCH Orchestra of the Sorbonne SOLO and Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Antonin Dvorak                Te Deum  Op 103                         Telarc     80287 COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO Atlanta Symphony Chorus SOLO […]

Aug. 14 2015

8-17-15 Word On Wine Review Chateau la Fleur des Graves, Graves de Vayres

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This week I review both the red and the white from Chateau La Fleur Des Graves.  This is a very lovely and frankly affordable ($15-20) Bordeaux from the Graves de Vayres area.  I hear that the village of Vayres is quite lovely and based on the wines I bet it is.  I liked these wines […]

Aug. 14 2015

New beginnings at Shriver Hall

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

In it’s 50th year, the Shriver Hall Concert Series is welcoming a new Executive Director. It was my pleasure to meet and speak with her.                         Related posts: Out of the ordinary recital at Shriver Hall Gidon Kremer makes rare appearance A debut for […]

Aug. 13 2015

Thursday 08/13/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Manfred Honeck, conductor STRAUSS: Don Juan STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier STRAUSS (ARR: ILLE): Suite from Elektra

Aug. 12 2015

Wednesday 8/12/15 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

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11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloists: Alexander Barantschik, violin Mason Bates, electronica MUSICAL CONTENT: Beethoven: Romances for Violin and Orchestra Mason Bates: The B-Sides Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10

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