Faith and pheromones at the Opera House.
Hijinks and low cunning filled the stage of the San Francisco Opera last Saturday night for one of the most delightful endeavors of...
A musical frolic in the South Bay
One of the most seriously experimental—and fun—concerts I’ve heard in a while took place in an out-of-the-way church east of San Jose. Last Tuesday, June 18, the Alum Rock Methodist chapel held the opening of the Silicon Valley Music Festival, marking the second year of a new South Bay venture.
Each June, Ojai, CA is a scene of intense music making as musicians and composers gather for the West Coast’s longest-running festival of contemporary music. In the Bay Area we are fortunate that for the last three years Ojai’s four-day festival was followed by a partnership with Cal Performances (renamed Ojai North!) for a second complete run in Berkeley.
This year, choreographer Mark Morris (famed here for his Hard Nut), assumed the rotating mantle of Artistic...
Madness in the madrigal form…
San Francisco’s ever-adventurous Opera Parallèle staged a working reading of Dante da Silva’s Gesualdo, Prince of...