San Francisco Girls' Chorus - November 4 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church (Berkeley) and November 6 at the First Congregational Church (San Francisco)
At this exciting opening of the 33rd annual concert season of the San Francisco Girls' Chorus, the Girls Chorus will be joined by Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble and will feature music by Kodály, Bartók, Mellnas, Tormis, and other Eastern European composers.
Chamber Music Day - October 16 at The de Young Museum (San Francisco) from 10 AM to 5:30 PM
"Co-curated by Renee Baldocchi, Katherine Bukstein, Kevin Chen, and Adam Fong, Chamber Music Day offers a rich assortment of musical styles in the elegant setting of the de Young Museum galleries. 33 of the Bay Area's leading classical, world, and jazz ensembles will perform on eight different stages. Salon 97 will lead several interviews and discussions about chamber music in a tent located on museum grounds. Hands-on art and music activities for children and youth by Thingamajigs DIY Musical Instrument, Magik*Magik Musical Petting Zoo, and Outsound GearExplore will inspire young minds to play music of their own making."
Huun Huur Tu - October 16 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at 7 PM
"Huun Huur Tu come from the former Soviet Autonomous Republic of Tuva. The best known genre of Tuvan music, xoomei (throat-singing), comprises what one might call onomatopoeia in which natural sounds are mimetically transformed into musical representations."
Sit Down! You're Rockin' the Boat - October 16 at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church at 4 PM
"Under the direction of Maestro David Morales, the 110-voice symphonic Cantare Chorale kicks off Cantare Con Vivo's Silver Anniversary season with a concert for all ages featuring Broadway musical selections, American folk, popular and patriotic songs, followed by a c complimentary ice cream social reception. Selections will include a medley of songs by Duke Ellington and another from South Pacific, followed by "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" from Guys and Dolls, Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are, an exquisite eight part a cappella setting of Shenandoah and closing with The Battle Hymn of the Republic."