SFCO's concerts are always quite good and SFCO's community is warm & welcoming. Please arrive early, as this will be crowded. I'll try to coordinate with early birds to reserve a row for our group. Another MeetUp (Arts & Outdoors) also will there.
A Night at the Opera
San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows
Photo © Scott Wall
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Gabriela Lena Frank, narrator
San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, vocals [SFCO's 2012–2013 Debut Artists (http://www.sfchamberorchestra.org/outreach/debuts/)]
Samuel Barber: A Hand of Bridge, Op. 35
Gabriela Lena Frank & Nilo Cruz: Journey of the Shadow [SFCO Commission & World Premiere (http://www.sfchamberorchestra.org/outreach/newworks/)]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50
We close our season with a program of musical stories, spoken and sung, featuring five rising opera stars from the San Francisco Opera Center's famed Adler Fellows program.
Barber’s brilliant Hand of Bridge—with libretto by composer Gian Carlo Menotti—is a nine-minute production featuring two married couples playing a hand of bridge and singing about troubles that lie just beneath the surface. Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne was written at the tender age of twelve, and it is an equally brilliant, one-act comic masterpiece that displays Mozart’s precocity in a series of charming scenes and songs.
In between, we are proud to present a world premiere from our award-winning Composer in Residence (http://www.sfchamberorchestra.org/outreach/residence/)Gabriela Lena Frank, in collaboration with Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. Frank and Cruz have crafted an exciting new work for narrator and chamber orchestra.
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