Samuel Faustine

Singer, Actor, Musician

Dec
7
to Dec 9

The Little Prince

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THE LITTLE PRINCE BY RACHEL PORTMAN

PERFORMANCES

SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH SUPERTITLES
2 ACTS WITH 1 INTERMISSION (2 HOURS)

DATES
Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Marines Memorial, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco

Opera Parallèle presents a new production of The Little Prince. Based on the beloved French novella (one of the most translated books in the world), Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and Artistic Director/Conductor Nicole Paiement join forces to bring this poetic tale to life. This philosophical story for all ages, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid, explores universal themes of friendship, love, loss, truth and innocence. Through the lens of a child-like wonder, the work makes profound observations about life and human nature.

Led by a strong cast of singers, and in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale is told through lush music, colorful costumes, innovative staging and visual projections based on original illustrations by Matt Kish. This new production features a universal appeal with a feminist touch, as the principal characters are played by women and girls.

CAST


Eve Gigliotti (mezzo-soprano) as The Pilot
Kindra Scharich (mezzo-soprano) as The Fox
Sabrina Romero (soprano) as The Rose
Maggie Finnegan (soprano) as The Water
Samuel Faustine (tenor) as The Lamplighter/Drunkard
J. Raymond Meyers (tenor) as The Snake/Vain Man)
Zachary Lenox (baritone) as The Businessman
Philip Skinner  (bass-baritone) as The King

Members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus as the chorus of stars and birds
Sophia Stolte and Erin Enriquez as The LIttle Prince (alternating performances)

TIX: $25-75

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Feb
2
to Feb 17

A Little Night Music

LAMPLIGHTERS PRESENTS!

Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler

A Little Night Music is the enchanting story of three couples and their romantic machinations, set during the magical and romantic midsummer of Sweden at the turn of the last century.  The story of the play unfolds through the eyes of the young and the memories of the old. The show employs an affectionate nod to the operetta style, blending witty and urbane dialogue with beguiling melodies. The proceedings are both manipulated and reflected on by a quintet of singers serving as a Greek chorus of sorts, sometimes participating in the action while offering commentary on the white lies, false witness and little treacheries of the lovers throughout the story.

This exquisite blend of theatre and music styles provides an enchanting adventure as it explores the themes of lost loves, the yearning of the young, the sometimes foolishness of re-discovered middle-aged love and the gilded memories of the old.  Accomplished stage director Dennis Lickteig directs his first show with us since becoming Lamplighters’ Artistic Director.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC CAST

Mrs. Anderssen Amy Bouchard
Mrs. Segstrom Elana Cowen
Mrs. Nordstrom Amy Foote
Mr. Erlanson Patrick Hagen
Mr. Lindquist Chris Uzelac
Fredrika Ella Bradford
Madame Armfeldt Barbara Heroux
Frid Carlos Nunez
Desiree Jennifer Ashworth
Carl Magnus Will Giammona
Charlotte Cary Rosko
Anne Josselyn O'Neill
Petra Lindsay Stark
Henrik Sam Faustine

Tickets

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
February 2, 2019 (Saturday 2pm and 8pm)
February 3, 2019 (Sunday 2pm)

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
February 9, 2019 (Saturday 2pm and 8pm)
February 10, 2019 (Sunday 2pm)

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2019 (Saturday 2pm and 8pm)
February 17, 2019 (Sunday 2pm)

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Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Gaude Concert!

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Presented by Music on the Hill, Gaude performs "Reincarnations," an exploration of musical rebirth and spiritual resilience. The concept has captured the imagination of composers and artists for centuries, and is brought to life in this diverse program including modern settings of ancient texts and melodies, given new life by composers years--or centuries--later. Repertoire includes Janequin's rollicking "La Guerre" and the sublime "Missa La Batalla," by Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero, using Janequin's musical themes a generation later in an entirely different context. Other highlights include Barber's "Reincarnations," setting old Irish texts in dynamic and dramatic tones; the ancient Russian Orthodox "Bogoroditse Devo" in settings Romantic and modern by Rachmaninoff and Arvo Pärt; Steven Stucky's imaginative "Drop Slow Tears," reimagining the English Renaissance hymn by Orlando Gibbons; excerpts of Poulenc's contemporary French madrigals, "Sept chansons"; the sublime music of Palestrina and Monteverdi; and settings of Gregorian chant both ancient and contemporary.


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Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Cappella SF Fall Concerts

Cappella SF Fall Concerts

Crown Jewels of Britain ~ A Journey through Centuries of British Music
 
Cappella SF takes you from the early fifteenth century through the blooming of English Baroque all the way up to the present day. With so many outstanding British composers, and glorious music, you will be truly transported under the spell of Cappella SF!

Repertoire includes works by:
Purcell, Britten, Elgar, Vaughn-Williams,
James MacMillian, Joby Talbot and more.


Saturday, September 15, 8:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland

&

Sunday, September 16, 5:00 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco


Tickets will go on sale August 1 at  Cappellasf.org

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Jul
5
to Sep 8

Sunday in the Park with George

San Francisco Playhouse presents....

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Bill English

“THIS IS ONE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE’S FINEST LITERARY CREATIONS.” –BROADWAY WORLD

PLAY DETAILS

In the final days before the completion of his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is torn between making meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, Sunday in the Park with George won the Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Cast and More INFO - HERE

 

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Jun
14
to Jun 17

MTT conducts Boris Godunov

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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra presents...

Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

Michael Tilson Thomas leads an internationally renowned cast in Mussorgsky's opera. Inspired by Pushkin's Shakespearean tragedy, the work follows the rise and fall of the 16th-century Tsar Boris Godunov in a story underpinned by ambition, power, and betrayal. Don't miss this semi-staged event with original video projections, costumes, scenery, and lighting design that combine to bring Mussorgsky's original orchestration to life.


Conductor/Performers:

Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor

Stanislav Trofimov
Bass (Boris Godunov)

Sergei Skorokhodov
Tenor (Grigory)

Vyacheslav Pochapsky
Bass (Varlaam)

Yevgeny Akimov
Tenor (Prince Shuisky)

Stanislav Mostivoy
Tenor (Holy Fool)

Maxim Kuzmen
Bass (Pimen)

Samuel Faustine
Tenor (Boyar Khrushchov)

San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin Director

 

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  1. Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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  2. Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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  3. Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition presents...

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CALIFORNIA BACH SOCIETY, Paul Flight, Director

Un musicien de premier ordre—Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Heralded by the San Francisco press for its “dazzling” and “sublime” performances, California Bach Society showcases Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s best choral works. Artistic director Paul Flight leads the award-winning 30-voice chorus, vocal soloists, flutes, and a full consort of viols in the poignant Litanies de la Vierge and the splendid Missa Assumpta est Maria.

With vocal soloists Samuel Faustine, tenor; Timothy Silva, tenor; and Clayton Moser, bass. Instrumentalists joining the 30 voice, award-winning chorus for these performances are Vicki Melin and Alissa Roedig, baroque flutes; Marie Dalby Szuts and Amy Brodo, treble gambas; Julie Jeffrey, alto gamba; Roy Whelden, tenor gamba, Lynn Tetenbaum, bass gamba; and Yuko Tanaka, organ.

Festival Info

June 3, 2018 – 7:30pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Buy Tickets: $45/$38, $15 *students under age 30 with ID
*Available only at the box office.

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Apr
29
to May 6

Handel's Semele

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Handel’s Semele

Semele- Maya Kherani
Jupiter- David Gustafson
Juno- Sonia Gariaeff
Somnus- Ben Brady
Ino- Tania Mandzy
Iris- Ellen Leslie
Apollo- Samuel Faustine
Priest- Gene Wright

“Endless pleasure, endless love, Semele enjoys above.” Well, not quite—alas, she went too far. In doing so, she gave the world some of its most treasured music.

Handel’s only opera in English, featuring some of Pocket's most virtuosic singers!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 2pm
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
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Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 2pm
Hillside Club, Berkeley
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Apr
8
to Apr 22

The Bartered Bride

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Smetana’s The Bartered Bride

Director: Nicolas Aliaga Garcia
Costumes: Mary Kay Stuvland
Props/Set: Daniel Yelen
Music Director: Frank Johnson
Choreographer: Mary Kay Stuvland

Marenka- Lindsay Roush
Jenik- Patrick Hagan
Kecal- Don Hoffman
Vasek- Sam Faustine
Krusina- Jonathan Spencer
Ludmila- Valentina Osinski
Micha- Julio Ferrari
Hata- Deborah Rosengaus
Esmerelda- Kathryn Benedicto
Ringmaster- Craig Knudsen
Indian- Wayne Wong

It’s holiday time in Bohemia—time to celebrate, time for song and dance. Yet the very two young people we would expect to be leading the revels are not even joining in. There must be a mystery…

One of the great romantic comedies of Smetana, the celebrated Czech composer.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 2pm
Hillside Club, Berkeley
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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 5:30pm
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
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Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 2pm
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Purchase Tickets

 

 

 

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Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

Cappella SF - SIRENS

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Ragnar Bohlin and Cappella SF present a concert of contemporary choral music by our own Bay Area talented composers. The concert features Sirens, a glorious song cycle by Mason Bates, Musical America's 2018 Composer of the Year, and pieces by four Cappella SF singer/composers - Elliott JG Encarnación, Ben Jones, Elizabeth Kimble and Clayton Moser. The audience is cordially invited to a reception after the concert to meet the performers.

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Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Mortal Lessons

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PRESENTED BY HOT AIR MUSIC FESTIVAL

This final installment of a large, hour-long work for vocal quartet, percussion quartet, and two keyboards, based on a book with the same name by Dr. Richard Selzer. This semi-staged work uses Dr. Selzer’s lyrical, and often graphic, musings on surgery and the mysteries of the human body. Not quite an opera, and not really music theater, this work is a “medical oratorio” that finds the teases out the sacred elements in the operating theater. 

Mortal Lessons by Ryan Brown

Tonia D’Amelio, soprano;
Justin Montigne, countertenor;
Samuel Faustine, tenor;
Sidney Chen, baritone

John Jaworski, Mika Nakamura, Katrina Shore, and Stephanie Webster; percussion
Taylor Chen and Anne Rainwater; keyboards
Eric Dudley (of Roomful of Teeth), conductor

For excerpts and more info click here

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Feb
7
to Mar 18

Sweeney Todd

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A BLOODY TALE OF LOVE AND RETRIBUTION
Feb 7 - March 18



SWEENEY TODD:
THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Directed by Kenneth Kelleher

STARRING:
Allison F. Rich* as Mrs. Lovett
Noel Anthony* as Sweeney Todd
Monique Hafen* as Johanna
Sam Faustine as Anthony Hope

A BLOODY TALE OF LOVE AND RETRIBUTION

At Valentine’s Day, The Stage puts its unique style on a musical masterpiece with a re-envisioning of the revered Sondheim classic Sweeney Todd.

A contemporary envisioning of the classic & infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the addition of a unique ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! Sondheim’s score masterfully guides us along the border of love and vengeance. 

FEATURING: Reg Huston, Ric Iverson*, Jill Miller, Keith Pinto*, Branden Noel Thomas, Christopher Vettel*

* Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.thestage.org/tickets?eid=21867 or by calling (408) 283-7142.

San Jose Stage Company
490 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA, 95113

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Gaude Concert

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Gaude presents their Holiday Program
At Old First Presbyterian

Gaude is a professional, a cappella  octet comprised of some of San Francisco's most sought-after vocalists.  Gaude seeks to engage the concert-going public, new listeners, and students through approachable, joyful, and polished performances of repertoire from the Renaissance and beyond.  

December 8, 2017
8:00 pm
Old First Concerts

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Dec
1
to Dec 3

The Little Prince

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PERFORMANCE

The Little Prince by Rachel Portman

PERFORMANCES

SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH SUPERTITLES
2 ACTS WITH 1 INTERMISSION (2 HOURS)

DATES
Friday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco

Opera Parallèle presents a new production of The Little Prince. Based on the beloved French novella (one of the most translated books in the world), Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and Artistic Director/Conductor Nicole Paiement join forces to bring this poetic tale to life. This philosophical story for all ages, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid, explores universal themes of friendship, love, loss, truth and innocence. Through the lens of a child-like wonder, the work makes profound observations about life and human nature.

Led by a strong cast of singers, and in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale is told through lush music, colorful costumes, innovative staging and visual projections based on original illustrations by Matt Kish. This new production features a universal appeal with a feminist touch, as the principal characters are played by women and girls.

CAST


Eve Gigliotti (mezzo-soprano) as The Pilot
Kindra Scharich (mezzo-soprano) as The Fox
Sabrina Romero (soprano) as The Rose
Maggie Finnegan (soprano) as The Water
Samuel Faustine (tenor) as The Lamplighter/Drunkard
J. Raymond Meyers (tenor) as The Snake/Vain Man)
Zachary Lenox (baritone) as The Businessman
Philip Skinner  (bass-baritone) as The King

Members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus as the chorus of stars and birds
Hannah Gonzales and Erin Enriquez as The LIttle Prince (alternating performances)

TIX: $25-75

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Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

Patterday Night Live

Sam plays several roles in the Lamplighter's Annual gala.

Stage Director: Barbara Heroux
Music Directors/Conductors: Monroe Kanouse and Robby Stafford
Costume Designer: Jackie Pedota

Every Lamplighters Gala is a unique event – more fun-raiser than fundraiser – featuring up-to-the-minute, hilarious parodies lampooning current events, crazes, fashions and fads––an original, full-length, and fully-staged satire set (mostly) to the music of Arthur Sullivan, with a nod to W.S. Gilbert. This year we are parodying Saturday Night Live! with your host, Wonder Woman! Plus skits featuring Batman and the Avengers, the Coneheads, Game of Thrones, Church Lady, Hans and Franz, the little voices inside Drumpf's head, and much, much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to support the Lamplighters at a silent auction, raffle and brief fund-a-need live auction, and to join the costumed performers after the show for a free champagne reception!

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Aug
27
4:00 PM16:00

Gaude!

Jace Wittig, Director
Caitlin Tabancay Austin & Elizabeth Kimble, soprano; Celeste Winant & Gabriela Estephanie Solis, alto; Samuel Faustine & Tim Silva, tenor; Matthew Peterson & Clayton Moster, bass

Gaude will perform Heaven Full of Stars–a program of dynamic, a cappella choral music covering eight centuries. Poets and musicians through the ages have looked to heavens for inspiration, solace, guidance, and celebration. These impulses are heard through the eclectic voices of composers from Medieval Italy, the Spanish Renaissance, German Romanticism, and today. GAUDE is a professional, a cappella chamber ensemble based in San Francisco, California. Directed by Jace Wittig (former Interim Director of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer), Gaude presents a cappella masterpieces from the Renaissance and beyond in intimate settings with modern sensibility. Gaude seeks to engage the concert-going public, new listeners, and student musicians alike through unique programming and joyfully artistic performances. “Gaude” means “Rejoice” in Latin—the most common language for Sacred Renaissance music, which forms the core of our repertoire. Gaude’s debut concerts took place in December 2015 to an overwhelmingly positive response in San Jose and San Francisco. The 2017 calendar year includes Gaude’s return to Old First Concerts in San Francisco, as well as repeat performances in San Jose (at the 2017 ACDA-CASMEC Conference) and new ventures in the North Bay. For more information please visit http://www.gaudesf.com/.

Jacob Handle Rorate caeli
Orlando di Lasso Conditor alme siderum
Arvo Pärt Morning Star
William Byrd Infelix ego
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Cloud-Capped Towers
Thomas Tallis O nata lux
Tomás Luis de Victoria Ave regina caelorum a 8
Javier Busto Ave maris stella
Pavel Chesnokov Hvalite gospodna, Op. 42
Claudio Monteverdi Sfogava con le stelle
Carlo Gesualdo Al mio gioir il ciel si fa sereno
William Hawley In stiller nacht
Johannes Brahms Abendstänchen
Ēriks Ešenvalds Stars

TICKETS $5-$23

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Aug
3
to Aug 27

Yeomen of the Guard

Stage Director: Jane Erwin Hammett • Music Director/Conductor: Baker Peeples
Costume Designer: Melissa Wortman

 

Samuel Faustine plays Colonel Fairfax in this dark musical comedy, full of lies, deceit, and corruption, set in 16th century England’s bloody Tower of London. The closest thing to grand opera in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. Combining poignancy and tragedy with humor to an extent not seen in any other Gilbert libretto, and boasting some of Sullivan's finest work, Yeomen is considered the best of the canon by many G&S fans.

 

ROLE IS DOUBLE CAST - SAM PERFORMS *BOLDED* DATES


Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Tickets: 925-943-7469 • lesherartscenter.org

August 4 at 8pm
*August 5 at 2pm*
August 6 at 2pm

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: 650-903-6000 • mvcpa.com

*August 12 at 8pm*
August 13 at 2pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-978-2787 • ybca.org

August 18 at 8pm
*August 19 at 2pm and 8pm*
August 20 at 2pm

Bankhead Theater, Livermore
Tickets: 925-373-6800 • bankheadtheater.org

*August 26 at 8pm*
August 27 at 2pm

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Jewish Minimalists

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The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents...

Modern Jewish Minimalists: Awesöme Orchestra Performs Steve Reich and Philip Glass

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 • 7–8pm

ADMISSION: $5 Members; $10 general, advance tickets required for seating.

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In conjunction with The 613 by Archie Rand, contemporary classical musicians perform works by twentieth-century Jewish minimalist composers. The concerts take place in the galleries among the paintings. Awesöme Orchestra will perform Steve Reich’s “Nagoya Marimbas,” and Philip Glass’ “Cabin in the Rockies,” “To Aunt Rose,” and “Wichita Vortex Sutra.” 

Featuring:

David Möschler, Musical Director
Samuel Faustine, Tenor
Rachel Larson, Mezzo-Soprano
Musicians of Awesöme Orchestra
 

TICKETS: $10

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Jun
10
4:30 PM16:30

Mortal Lessons

Part of the 2017 SWITCHBOARD FESTIVAL, with Kronos Quartet headlining

This is the second installment of a large, hour-long work for vocal quartet, percussion quartet, and two keyboards, based on a book with the same name by Dr. Richard Selzer. This semi-staged work uses Dr. Selzer’s lyrical, and often graphic, musings on surgery and the mysteries of the human body. Not quite an opera, and not really music theater, this work is a “medical oratorio” that finds the teases out the sacred elements in the operating theater. 

Mortal Lessons by Ryan Brown

Tonia D’Amelio, soprano; Justin Montigne, countertenor; Samuel Faustine, tenor; Sidney Chen, baritone

John Jaworski, Mika Nakamura, Katrina Shore, and Stephanie Webster; percussion

Taylor Chen and Anne Rainwater; keyboards

Eric Dudley (of Roomful of Teeth), conductor

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Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Circus Screams

DESCRIPTION

Scream in horror. CIRCUS SCREAMS is here.

Screams rend the air, blood stains the ground, and the show goes on. Circus performers are being killed. The psychotic motorcycle stuntman, Suicide Sid is killing off other circus performers. One by one they are falling. By blade, hanging, arrow, and flame. It’s unnerving. It’s horrifying. And it won’t stop until he is left with no other choice, but to take to the air and end it.

CIRCUS SCREAMS is a circus music travesty. From front to back, elephant trunks to motorcycle stunts, the music swings between deadly circus acts and the ravings of a lunatic mind. It’s ThePhantom of the Opera minus the love story. It’s Ringling Bros. minus the happy ending. It’s CIRCUS SCREAMS and it’s horrifying.

Starring musicians:

Samson Y Hiss, Percussion
Rob Reich, Electric Organ
Samuel Faustine, Vocals
Matthew Ebisuzaki, Trumpet
Greg Stephens, Trombone
Tiffany Bayly, Tuba
Robert Lopez, drums

And one-woman circus performer:

Natasha Kaluza

This show is for all ages. Parental guidance is recommended.
Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm. Runtime approx. 60 minutes.

Tickets: $25 General Admission ($30 at the door)
Group Tickets (5+): $20 General Admission

Website: www.samsonYhiss.com

 

And now, a little bit about PianoFight!

HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI 5:00-6:00pm

Come by early to grab dinner and drinks before the show! PianoFight has a full kitchen and bar. If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early. Restaurant seating is first come first serve.

PARKING
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

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May
20
to May 21

Ivory Depths, Slippery Slopes

In Ivory Depths, Slippery Slopes, Volti premieres a new work from Jack Hughes, the winner of our young-composer competition (the Choral Arts Laboratory), and brings back last year’s winner, Tonia Ko, reprising her “From Ivory Depths.” The program will also include “Consent” by Ted Hearne, one of the brightest rising stars in the world of new music, and one with whom Volti feels a close affinity – we “discovered” him as our Choral Arts Lab composer in 2010.

Also on the program is “Wie ein kind” by Per Nørgård, perhaps the dean of Denmark’s contemporary composers. With respect to his experiments with new styles, Nørgård said, “I find myself on a succession of different slippery slopes, but always on slippery slopes. Yet this isn’t a matter of escaping, for usually earlier strategies and ideas emerge again later—in new contexts.” Completing the program will be another movement from Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles,” continuing the workshop phase of the upcoming 2018 collaboration with KT Nelson and ODC/Dance.

 

BERKELEY
Saturday, May 20, 8 PM
First Presbyterian, 2407 Dana @ Haste

SAN FRANCISCO
Sunday, May 21, 4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran, 1111 O’Farrell @ Gough

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Apr
22
to May 14

A Song to Sing O!

Stage Director: Barbara Heroux • Music Director/Conductor: Baker Peeples

The fascinating story of the artistic collaboration of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan as told in their own words through their letters and diaries, with musical highlights from all 13 of their comic operas. Conceived, written and directed by Artistic Director Emeritus, Barbara Heroux, this Lamplighters Original will feature a salon orchestra conducted by Baker Peeples, and a cast of familiar and well-loved Lamplighter performers. Longtime fans will learn something new, and it’s a great way to introduce new friends to the world of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Herbst Theatre, San Francisco 
Tickets: 415-392-4400 or cityboxoffice.com

Saturday April 22, 8pm
Sunday April 23, 2pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek 
Tickets: 925-943-7469 or lesherartscenter.org

Thursday May 4, 8pm

Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts 
Tickets: 415-227-4797 or brownpapertickets.com

Sunday May 14, 3PM
 

1998 Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle Award for Best Original Musical

 

Cast

W.S. Gilbert: Charles Martin 
Arthur Sullivan: Jonathan Spencer 

Featured Ensemble

Jennifer AshworthF. Lawrence EwingSamuel Faustine,
Sonia GariaeffPatrick Hagen, William NeelyErin O’Meally,
Cary Ann RoskoRobby StaffordChris Uzelac 

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Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

Volti @ Music Bard West

 György Sándor Ligeti (1923 - 2006) was a Hungarian composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century"

György Sándor Ligeti (1923 - 2006) was a Hungarian composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century"

 

THE WORLD OF
GYöRGY LIGETI
March 17-18, 2017

Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St. (at 23rd)
San Francisco

Join us for thrilling sonic exploration as we explore the eclectic music and influences of the brilliant Hungarian composer whose revolutionary works became famous through the films of Stanley Kubrick. Encounter Transylvanian folk music, absurdist theater, an audience-participatory piece, mesmerizing choral works, a world premiere, and some of Ligeti’s most stunning compositions, including his dazzling piano études. Three programs and a talk feature over 30 world class artists from the Bay Area and around the world.
Grab a drink and dive into Ligeti's world with us! 

TICKETS

 

Volti  pefroms  György Ligeti’s “Lux Aeterna, and several motets written by Johannes Ockeghem (15th century Franco-Flemish composer)

8pm, Saturday March 18
Musical Eternity

Ockeghem: Marian Motets for a cappella chorus
György Ligeti: Sonata for Viola
Ligeti: Poéme Symphonique, adapted for mobile phone metronomes
Lukas Ligeti: Excerpts from Time for violin and piano
Riley: Keyboard Study No. 2 for solo piano
György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna for a cappella chorus

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

Mantras, Miracles, Meditations.

Volti presents Mantras, Miracles, Meditations. In preparation for next season, when ODC/Dance’s KT Nelson will choreograph Volti’s singers, along with ODC’s dancers, inJoby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles,” Volti will sing one of the ravishing movements from this evening-length pilgrimage for 17 voices on each of its next three concerts. The spiritual theme continues with György Ligeti’s “Lux Aeterna,” Žibuoklé Martinaityté’s “The Blue of Distance,” and Ingrid Stölzel’s “Into Being.”   Finally, Berkeley composer Robin Estrada is composing a new work to complete the program.

 

BERKELEY
Friday, March 3, 8 PM
First Congregational, 2345 Channing @ Dana

SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, March 4, 8 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran, 1111 O’Farrell @ Gough

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Feb
16
8:15 PM20:15

Gaude featured at ACDA-CASMEC Conference

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ACDA-CASMEC Conference Concert

Gaude is a featured ensemble at the California All-State Music Educator's Conference!

February 16, 2017

8:15pm

Free to the public

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

80 S. Market St., San Jose 

 

Join us for a performance as part of this exciting conference for musicians and educators.  The performance opens with the fantastic Sacramento Children's Chorus at 8:15pm.  

Gaude's performance commences at approximately 9:00pm.

The program is open to the public and entry is free of charge.   

More information available at the CASMEC Website.

 

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Feb
3
to Feb 19

Patience!

The Lamplighters present Patience, a G&S favorite:

Pretentious, phony "artistes"? Guess what, it's nothing new!

Come and revel in the comic stylings of that aesthete-to-end-all-aesthetes, Reginald Bunthorne, as he pursues the winsome milkmaid Patience (Ellen Leslie/Jennifer Mitchell) while simultaneously enjoying the worshipful adoration of his 20 love-sick groupies; the uproarious confusion of a hapless corps of jilted Dragoon Guards as they struggle to become aesthetic initiates in order to win back their old girlfriends; and the hilarity that ensues with the sudden unexpected appearance of the handsome aesthetic poet Archibald Grosvenor (Samuel Faustine), who proves a rival for the affections of everyone else on stage!

Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience pokes fun at the aesthetic movement that sashayed over England in the late 19th century, when the output of poets, composers, painters and designers who favored sheer beauty over social and moral substance was prolific - but, some argued, empty and self-indulgent. This artistic movement, centered around the decorative arts of William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rosetti, was so popular that many aesthetes enjoyed a cult following, making the movement easy to ridicule as a meaningless fad and ensuring that Patience was a huge hit. The humor remains as true as ever in today's age where the talentless can attain iconic status simply by looking nice... while the gullible are available to worship them.

Stage Director: Barbara Heroux • Music Director/Conductor: David Möschler
Costume Designer: Miriam Lewis

***ROLE IS DOUBLE CAST***
Samuel Faustine performs: 2/4 2pm & 8pm, 2/11, 2/18

 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco 
Tickets: 415-978-2787 or ybca.org

Friday February 3, 8pm
Saturday February 4, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday February 5, 2pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek 
Tickets: 925-943-7469 or lesherartcenter.org

Friday February 10, 8pm
Saturday February 11, 2pm
Sunday February 12, 2pm

Mountain View Performing Arts Center, Mountain View 
Tickets: 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com

Saturday February 18, 8pm
Sunday February 19, 2pm 

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Dec
10
to Dec 18

Grace Cathedral Christmas Concerts

A Cathedral Christmas
The Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Saturdays and Sundays, December 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 3 pm
Monday, December 12 at 7:30 pm

One of only a handful of such choirs in the country, the Choir of Men and Boys accompanied by full orchestra will transport you with their ethereal performances of favorite carols and holiday masterpieces—a beloved San Francisco tradition.

Tickets $15 to $60. On sale September 30.

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