Jaime Robles

Jaime Robles is a writer and reviewer. Over the past 10 years she has worked as a librettist for composer Peter Josheff, and their vocal music has been performed by Earplay, Harvest of Song, and as part of Goat Hall productions, StageMedia productions, and the American Composers Forum Salon. She recently finished a short opera libretto for composer Ann Callaway.

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Jaime Robles - May 24, 2010

Fixed on the playlist of eternally popular operas, Verdi’s La traviata is easily adapted to community opera houses. It is full of all the elements that people find most appealing to opera: glamour, effusive melodies and, best of all, great love with an unusual love triangle. This past weekend West Bay Opera opened La traviata as the final production of its 54th season.

Jaime Robles - February 23, 2010
In March, San Francisco Renaissance Voices presents its initial concert (titled “Songs of War and Peace”) in a series of three programs that present music inspired by war.
Jaime Robles - January 12, 2010
Old First Concerts on Jan. 24 will do what it does best: promote talented, emerging young musicians, when it presents pianist Elizabeth Dorman in chamber concert with cellist Robert Howard and violinist Dan Carlson.
Jaime Robles - November 10, 2009
Among the cornucopia of holiday events this year, the “Cirque of the Season with the San Francisco Symphony” seems likely to enthrall all members of the family and fill everyone with wonder and amazement.
Jaime Robles - September 14, 2009
The first musical loves of Dominique Pelletey, the visionary behind Chamber Music Day, were folk, punk, and experimental pop. His current love, classical chamber music, offers him the same intimacy, approachability, and focus, but has given him more through its complexity and beauty.
Jaime Robles - September 7, 2009
If music is your passion, then you can do no better than to see and hear the Mark Morris Dance Group in one of its three performances at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall when Cal Performances kicks off its 2009-2010 season. The dance group will be accompanied by members of its own MMDG Music Ensemble.
Jaime Robles - June 1, 2009
When L’Allegro, il penseroso, ed il moderato premiered in Brussels in 1988, it was the Mark Morris Dance Group’s first work as the resident company of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, a post previously held by Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the XXth Century.
Jaime Robles - May 4, 2009
In a very local and personal interpretation of its mission to perform “newly commissioned works of promising composers,” the vibrant young choral group International Orange Chorale sang a program on Friday of diverse and original work by contemporary California composers.
Jaime Robles - March 23, 2009
The symphonic chorale of the Oakland-based Cantare Con Vivo paid homage to Felix Mendelssohn on Saturday by performing one of his last compositions, the massive, two-hours-plus oratorio Elijah. Artistic Director David Morales led the excellent chorale and orchestra.
Jaime Robles - February 17, 2009

Ballet aspires to the otherworldly. The dancer on the tips of her toes seems freed from the constraints of gravity: able to spin unrestrainedly, to move like quicksilver or a cloud. The ballerina’s partner helps her escape the earth’s physical confinements, allowing her to take flight. The male dancer’s great leaps seem to suspend him in midair.