Each week, SFCV looks behind the scenes to give you a sneak peak of what's coming up on stages around the Bay Area...so you can learn about concerts before they happen.
Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’etoile, his first opera, was written for Jacques Offenbach’s Bouffes Parisiennes and premiered there in late 1877. If you’ve never seen or heard the piece, it’s worth the trouble to seek it out.More about Opera Academy of California »
Although not everybody is happy to acknowledge it, John Williams is likely the most popular American composer of classical music alive today. The San Francisco Symphony winds up its Summer and the Symphony series with a jaunt through the Williams canon, with a few nods to his compatriots in what is some of the most sophisticated and brilliantly orchestrated movie music ever.More about San Francisco Symphony »
Pamela Z’s whose Room Series continues this weekend with “Poetry and Motion” at the Royce Galler is apparently an inexhaustible fount of great ideas, bringing together three musicians and three dancers in the Japanese Butoh tradition.More about ROOM Chamber Series »
Casablanca may be the most popular movie ever made in old Hollywood. It has everything — a great story, stars, script — and one of the most memorable scores of the period. This Friday, the S.F. Symphony performs the magical score synched to the film itself.More about San Francisco Symphony »
The Bay Area has always been the home of musicians who are comfortable in more than one musical tradition. At Seventh Avenue Performances this weekend, you can find Escalay (Water Wheel), a group that combines classical Arabic repertoire with fusion jazz.More about Seventh Avenue Performances »