Previews

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.

Upcoming Concert
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    May 17, 2011

    The women’s quintet strives to present beautiful singing in well-trained bodies, as they perform medieval music, to approach the “feminine divine.”

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    Artist Spotlight
    May 16, 2011

    In her upcoming recital the English soprano (and young mother) Kate Royal traces a dramatic journey of a woman in and out of love.

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    Upcoming Concert
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      May 16, 2011

      Wide-ranging premieres and a remounting of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio (last heard locally two decades ago) mark the concert by San Francisco Sinfonietta.

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      Critics' Picks
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      May 10, 2011

      For their big finale this week, Peninsula Symphony brings in baritone Eugene Brancoveanu and soprano Heidi Moss for a delightful set of opera excerpts from the great repertory warhorses. The 140 voices of the Stanford Symphonic Choir are also on hand to help knock down the walls in the Aida excerpts.

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      Critics' Picks
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      May 10, 2011

      Magnus Lindberg is a major name in composition, and not just because of the “Magnus” part. He's at the Herbst Theatre this Sunday, courtesy of S.F. Performances, as part of a piano trio that also includes Jennifer Koh on violin and Ansi Karttunen on cello.

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      Critics' Picks
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      • Critics Pick
      May 10, 2011

      Volti's odyssey through new and contemporary choral pieces continues this Sunday with the premiere of Matthew Barnson's Genesis. Barnson won this year's Choral Arts Laboratory residency prize. There's more than one premiere on the program, so if you like a bit of mystery and surprise along with really fine singing, you should have this concert on your schedule.

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      Critics' Picks
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      May 10, 2011

      This Friday, Street Scene, the Kurt Weill-Langston Hughes opera comes to the Paramount Theatre stage, played by the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Michael Morgan. It is every bit as marvelous as Morgan says, and you probably won't soon get another chance to hear it in the Bay Area.

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      Artist Spotlight
      May 9, 2011

      Edgar Meyer could be said to be playing all the “basses”: he’s collaborated and recorded in classical, jazz, bluegrass, and several other contexts. At Herbst Theatre this month, he’ll be taking on an unfamiliar role: playing bass solo, in public.

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      Artist Spotlight
      May 9, 2011

      Conductor Michael Morgan’s modesty becomes him, yet it’s in service to a mission that he pursues no less relentlessly than most other conductors pursue fame and fortune.

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