Saturday, November 19, 2005

Wishes & Gifts

The holidays bring wishes...and also a couple of musical gifts.

Brundibar & Comedy on the Bridge
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2015 Addison Street
through December 28, 2005
Tickets are awfully pricey, and yet, I am moved by the story.

Mark Morris' The Hard Nut
UCBerkeley -- Zellerbach Hall
December 9 - 18, 2005
I'm dreaming of a white christmas...courtesy of the just-prior-to-intermission snowflakes. Absolutely awesome.

Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker
The Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland
December 16 - 21, 2005
Nothing used to signify the holidays more than waking on christmas eve morning and heading down to the Paramount to play class for the dancers before their matinee performance. This year's schedule is radically different; sadly, there seem to be no performances on, or anywhere near, the 24th.

VOCI Women's Vocal Ensemble
Psalms and Canticles of Praise and Comfort
December 9 - 10, 2005

Mission Dolores Basilica Choir
Candlelight Christmas Concert
Sunday December 18, 2005, 7pm
3321 16th Street, San Francisco
Hey! Who's that girl in the upper left hand corner blatantly defying concert dress code?!? I wonder...


Hi -- just found you through "the concert." I'm treating myself to the Hard Nut this Sunday! I saw it on TV years ago and super-loved it. I'll be reading more of you!

--Paul McCurdy

By Blogger Heather, at 7:21 PM  

Recently discovered your blog.
I wanted to say how much I enjoy it.
You're such a good writer...


By Blogger Heather, at 7:21 PM  

Don't forget the New Music Séance, Dec 3. Three concerts, 2p, 5.30p, 8p at the Swedenborgean Church in S.F.

Sarah Cahill, Kate Stenberg & Eva-Maria Zimmerman

2pm, Concert No. 1, Walk in Beauty - works by Henry Cowell, Daniel David Feinsmith, Peter Garland, Janice Giteck, Bunita Marcus, Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar, Eric Satie, Charles Ives

5:30pm, Concert No. 2, Nude Rolling Down an Escalator - works by Ruth Crawford, Alvin Curran, Kyle Gann, Andrea Morricone, Terry Riley, Henning Christiansen

8pm, Concert No. 3, Toward the Flame - works by John Adams, Johanna Beyer, William Bolcom, John Cage, Henry Cowell, Daniel David Feinsmith, Mamoru Fujeida, Lou Harrison, Gary Noland, Alexander Scriabin, Ronald Bruce Smith

It's a benefit for Other Minds. The venue is quite small, only about 100 seats.

--richard friedman

By Blogger Heather, at 7:28 PM  

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