The hilarity of politics
Feeling depressed, confused, frustrated by the 2016 Presidential campaign? Then I have the antidote for you! Pack a picnic dinner (don’t forget the wine) and head over to the Marin...
The passionate world of Jenůfa
It’s a rare but significant event when an audience goes completely quiet during a performance – no coughs, no rustling, no shifting in seats. Such...
The grandly operatic Don Carlo
Weighing in at five acts, four hours 28 minutes and 132 performers, San Francisco Opera’s production of Verdi’s Don Carlo is an operatic...
Women’s voices and difficult choices at Cal Festival.
This year’s Ojai at Berkeley festival, a shorter version of the recent Ojai music festival in Southern California, took place at UC Berkeley
Singers, being creative types, are not necessarily content to stay in one genre. That is very true of the members of the Pacific Edge Voices, formerly known as the Pacific Mozart Ensemble. These dedicated singers are of an unusually high caliber for a group that sings unpaid, and they apparently do it for love (and a recent SF Chronicle article on this group reminds us that amare, or lover, is the source of the word “amateur”). They are classically trained and perform...