Samuel Faustine

Singer, Actor, Musician

Dec
1
to Dec 3

The Little Prince

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Music: Rachel Portman
Libretto: Nicholas Wright, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Academy Award-winning English composer Rachel Portman’s magical opera in two acts comes to the Opera Parallèle stage with a twist in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the Cowell Theater. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story of a charming boy who falls from space into the Sahara desert takes on even more universal appeal and a feminist touch with the principal characters played by women and girls. The original production brims with digital magic, animated illustrations, and a cast of fantastical characters including the Prince and the Pilot, stars and birds, the King, a Businessman, the Rose and others. They interact with each other and the animation as they explore the universe in search of love, meaning and the answers to life’s biggest quandaries.

 

PERFORMANCES

DATES
Friday, December 1, at 7:00 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

CAST

Hannah Gonzales and Erin Enriquez as The LIttle Prince (alternating performances)
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
Kenneth Kellogg (bass-baritone) as The King
Members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus as the chorus of stars and birds

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Feb
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Aug
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
4:30pm 4:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:15pm 8:15pm

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.

 

Reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Links below.

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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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Dec
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

San Francisco Lyric Chorus presents...

Brush Up Your Shakespeare: 
Four Centuries of Songs and Sonnets

Robert Gurney, Music Director

 

PROGRAM

Robert Jones:  Farewell, Dear Love
Philip Rosseter/J. David Moore:  Fear No More The Heat Of The Sun

Three Choruses From Musical Versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Henry Purcell:  Hail! Great Parent and They Shall Be As Happy from The Fairy Queen
Felix Mendelssohn:  Song and Chorus from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Emma Lou Diemer:  Three Madrigals
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi:  Four Shakespeare Songs
George Shearing:  Songs and Sonnets From Shakespeare

 

 

Tickets $20 General
$18 Seniors (at door)
Free to Students (Under 18 or with ID)
Please, No Children Under 5 

  
PURCHASE TICKETS
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Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Marin Baroque presents...

Marin Baroque presents "A Girl Called Mary" with works by Palestrina, Victoria, and Pergolesi.

Join the Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra with Music Director, Daniel Canosa for "A Girl Called Mary", a musical portrait of the life of Mary, including Vivaldi's Magnificat and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with soloists Rosemary Beecher Bryant (Soprano), Dan Cromeenes (Countertenor), and Samuel Faustine (Tenor).  The narrative of Mary's life will be told by selected poems of Rilke and highlighted with other musical selections by Tromboncino, De Rore, Monteverdi, and Grandi.

Come early for our silent auction which includes really fun and useful items.  The auction bidding will be from 6:30-7:20 P.M.

A complimentary wine reception immediately follows the concert.


Tix: 25/30

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Nov
6
2:30pm 2:30pm

Golden Gate Symphony presents

The Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ performance of Ask the Sky & the Earth is the centerpiece of the Sent-Down Youth project, an Intercultural Exchange commemorating the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution and the relocation of nearly 20 million urban young people from their homes and families to work on collective farms. Sung in Chinese, Ask the Sky & the Earth is an oratorio-cantata for full chorus and orchestra that attempts to convey the sentiments of an entire generation looking back on the sacrifice of their youth to Chairman Mao Zedong’s “up to the mountains and down to the villages” movement.

The GGSOC will be the first independent Western orchestra and chorus to present this piece, and we are very honored to be performing side-by-side with members of Chinese communities in the Bay Area, and guests from across the country.

Full Program:
Ask The Sky & The Earth An Oratorio-Cantata for the Sent-Down Youth — Music composed by Tony Fok / lyrics by poet Wei Su
Beethoven’s 6th Symphony — The Pastoral
Remembering for Atonement, world premiere — Michael Kimbell, Composer / Viktoriya Neverov-Krstic, Poet
Legend of Matouqin — Master Bo Li, Special Guest Artist

Soloists:
Yi Triplett, Soprano
Lisa van der Ploeg, Alto
John Owens, Tenor
Shine Zhao, Tenor
Alex Ip, Bass-Baritone
Master Bo Li, Morin Khuur

 

Tickets:
Adults: $35
Youth Under 18 & Seniors: $20
Available online at City Box Office and at the door.

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Nov
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Golden Gate Symphony presents...

The Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ performance of Ask the Sky & the Earth is the centerpiece of the Sent-Down Youth project, an Intercultural Exchange commemorating the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution and the relocation of nearly 20 million urban young people from their homes and families to work on collective farms. Sung in Chinese, Ask the Sky & the Earth is an oratorio-cantata for full chorus and orchestra that attempts to convey the sentiments of an entire generation looking back on the sacrifice of their youth to Chairman Mao Zedong’s “up to the mountains and down to the villages” movement.

The GGSOC will be the first independent Western orchestra and chorus to present this piece, and we are very honored to be performing side-by-side with members of Chinese communities in the Bay Area, and guests from across the country.

Full Program:
Ask The Sky & The Earth An Oratorio-Cantata for the Sent-Down Youth — Music composed by Tony Fok / lyrics by poet Wei Su
Beethoven’s 6th Symphony — The Pastoral
Remembering for Atonement, world premiere — Michael Kimbell, Composer / Viktoriya Neverov-Krstic, Poet
Legend of Matouqin — Master Bo Li, Special Guest Artist

Soloists:
Yi Triplett, Soprano
Lisa van der Ploeg, Alto
John Owens, Tenor
Shine Zhao, Tenor
Alex Ip, Bass-Baritone
Master Bo Li, Morin Khuur

 

Tickets:
Adults: $35
Youth Under 18 & Seniors: $20
Available online at City Box Office and at the door.

 

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Sep
15
to Oct 8

Little Shop Of Horrors!

Presented by San Francisco's Ray of Light Theatre, Sam plays Seymour Krelborn

Come join us for this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical!

Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant: a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore Seymour names ‘Audrey II’ after his coworker crush. The plant promises the destitute Seymour fame and fortune–as long as he keeps feeding it human blood. Seymour soon discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and global domination intentions, but is it too late to stop the plant and get the girl?
 

SEPTEMBER 15 - October 8 (5+ Shows a Week)


Victoria Theatre - BUY TICKETS

 

 

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Aug
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gaude!

From left to right: Elizabeth Kimble, Soprano Danielle Sampson, Mezzo-soprano Matthew Peterson, Baritone Jace Wittig, Founder & Music Director Samuel Faustine, Tenor Gabriela Estephanie Solis, Alto Clayton Moser, Bass Michael Desnoyers, Tenor Caitlin Tabancay Austin, Soprano photo: Michael Demeyer

From left to right:
Elizabeth Kimble, Soprano
Danielle Sampson, Mezzo-soprano
Matthew Peterson, Baritone
Jace Wittig, Founder & Music Director
Samuel Faustine, Tenor
Gabriela Estephanie Solis, Alto
Clayton Moser, Bass
Michael Desnoyers, Tenor
Caitlin Tabancay Austin, Soprano

photo: Michael Demeyer

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

 

The program is a meditation on salvation and peace, including motets by Guillaume Dufay, Orlando di Lasso, Carlo Gesualdo, and Josquin Des Prez.  The program will also feature the beautiful sounds of Gregorian chantandHildegard von Bingen alongside the modern voices of Jan Gilbert and Arvo Pärt, among others.  

 

8/21 -- San Francisco
Old First Church, 4:00pm
Presented by Old First Concerts
Tickets $18 General / $15 Seniors / $5 Students
Available through www.oldfirstconcerts.org
or by calling (415) 474-1608

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Aug
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Gaude!

From left to right: Elizabeth Kimble, Soprano Danielle Sampson, Mezzo-soprano Matthew Peterson, Baritone Jace Wittig, Founder & Music Director Samuel Faustine, Tenor Gabriela Estephanie Solis, Alto Clayton Moser, Bass Michael Desnoyers, Tenor Caitlin Tabancay Austin, Soprano photo: Michael Demeyer


From left to right:
Elizabeth Kimble, Soprano
Danielle Sampson, Mezzo-soprano
Matthew Peterson, Baritone
Jace Wittig, Founder & Music Director
Samuel Faustine, Tenor
Gabriela Estephanie Solis, Alto
Clayton Moser, Bass
Michael Desnoyers, Tenor
Caitlin Tabancay Austin, Soprano

photo: Michael Demeyer

 

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

 

The program is a meditation on salvation and peace, including motets by Guillaume Dufay, Orlando di Lasso, Carlo Gesualdo, and Josquin Des Prez.  The program will also feature the beautiful sounds of Gregorian chantand Hildegard von Bingen alongside the modern voices of Jan Gilbert and Arvo Pärt, among others.  

 

8/20 -- San Jose (8/21 -- San Francisco Click Here)
Trianon Theatre, 8:00pm
Tickets $25 General / $15 Seniors / $10 Students
Tickets available by clicking here or by calling 415-562-6747
Tickets will also be available at the door

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Jul
15
to Jul 24

Tour in England: Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys

Sam will be on tour with his regular church choir Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. They will be performing and serving in many of the Great Cathedrals of England. 


SERVICES AND PERFORMANCES

           Monday, July 18             5:30 PM
           Tuesday, July 19            5:30 PM
           Wednesday, July 20      5:30 PM
           Thursday, July 21           5:30 PM
           Friday, July 22               5:30 PM
           Saturday July 23,          5:30 PM
 

           Thursday, July 21           12:30 PM
 

           Sunday, July 24             3:15

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Jun
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Awesöme Orchestra presents CARMINA BURANA

AWESÖME SESSION 42  - Ö FORTUNA!

Carl Orff - Carmina Burana (selected movements)

With full chorus!

Soloists:
Soprano - Molly Phelan
Tenor - Sam Faustine
Baritone - TBA


FREE! Donations always gratefully accepted to keep the orchestra running

Sign-up form for musicians and chorus, with more info.
Chorus will have a separate required rehearsal Wednesday, June 8 from 7-9:30pm in Berkeley - exact location TBA soon.

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Jun
3
to Jun 19

OKLAHOMA!

Broadway by the Bay presents the CLASSIC, in which Sam plays the lead, Curly McClain.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains , in many way,s their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local formers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly (Sam Faustine), a handsome cowboy, and Laurey (Jennifer Mitchell), a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is a bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the unlimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA! 

Direction: Joshua Marx
Music Direction: Sean Kana
Choreography: Camille Edralin

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DATES and TIMES

Friday, June 3rd          8:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City   Buy Tickets

Saturday, June 4th      8:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City   Buy Tickets

Sunday, June 5th         2:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City   Buy Tickets

Saturday, June 11th      2:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City   Buy Tickets

Saturday, June 11th      8:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City   Buy Tickets

Sunday, June 12th        2:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City   Buy Tickets

Saturday, June 18th      8:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City  Buy Tickets

Saturday, June 19th      2:00 PM    Fox Theatre, Redwood City  Buy Tickets

 

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May
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Volti presents, Paging Through

On this final concert of its 37th season, Volti will introduce its CAL composer for 2016, Tonia Ko, a Hong Kong-born, Honolulu-raised composer and visual artist whose music has been described by critics as “expansive, meditative,” (Chicago Classical Review). Ms. Ko’s piece is based on Virginia Woolf’s short story Monday and Tuesday, and will be accompanied by the reprise of Kui Dong’s Painted Lights, a work Volti premiered in 2011. Now, as then, the performance will feature guest artists Ensemble from the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir joining Volti in movement and song.

The concert will be followed by an Inter-ception—a chance to get to know this exciting young artist.

 

Also on the program:
… is knowing … by John Muehleisen
The Paths of Peace by Eric Banks
Quare fremuerunt gentes by Paolo Longo

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May
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Volti presents, Paging Through

On this final concert of its 37th season, Volti will introduce its CAL composer for 2016, Tonia Ko, a Hong Kong-born, Honolulu-raised composer and visual artist whose music has been described by critics as “expansive, meditative,” (Chicago Classical Review). Ms. Ko’s piece is based on Virginia Woolf’s short story Monday and Tuesday, and will be accompanied by the reprise of Kui Dong’s Painted Lights, a work Volti premiered in 2011. Now, as then, the performance will feature guest artists Ensemble from the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir joining Volti in movement and song.

The concert will be followed by an Inter-ception—a chance to get to know this exciting young artist.

 

Also on the program:
… is knowing … by John Muehleisen
The Paths of Peace by Eric Banks
Quare fremuerunt gentes by Paolo Longo

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May
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

KRONOS plays Terry Riley

Sam joins Volti SF, as they perform with the world renown KRONOS string quartet. They present Terry Riley's Sun Rings:

For Sun Rings, the titans of the contemporary string quartet meet the pioneer of musical minimalism in an immersive, expansive production. Terry Riley creates "a sound both definitively human and celestial" (Los Angeles Times) from NASA recordings of the eerie whistling, whirring, and humming of outer space, blended with live strings and gripping imagery by visual designer Willie Williams. Kronos deftly inhabits these evocative "spacescapes" in a timeless work that peers far into the unknown of the cosmos while keeping us moored to those most basic human experiences of wonder, compassion, and connection. 

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Hosted by Cal Performances

TICKETS: $30+

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Apr
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass

Napa Community College presents Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa in angustiis, universally known as theLord Nelson Mass, is the centerpiece of the spring concert by the College Chorale. The strong, rhythmic D minor opening of the ‘Kyrie' establishes the tense tone of a work written ‘in angustiis,' (time of anxiety) creating distinctive and stately sounds that make this mass memorable.

Director: Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes

Soprano Soloist: Amy Foote
Alto Soloist: Bonnie Brooks
Tenor Soloist: Samuel Faustine
Bass Soloist: Ted von Pohle

TICKETS: $20/$5

 

 

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