Going to five performances in six days is a mistake, at least if you also have to go to work. That would be Das Rheingold, the SF Symphony program, and three concerts at the Berkeley early music fest ("Berkeley Festival and Exhibition" - why tell you the subject of the festival, after all?).Nonetheless, I'm sorry I couldn't have attended all of the festival concerts, and I'm especially sorry to have missed the Concord Ensemble/Piffaro concert, though I did catch the Concord Ensemble's fabulous program of Spanish music.
Fans of Gustav Mahler — and the CSO brass section — will want to hear a rare performance of an early Mahler work, ”Das Klagende Lied,” at the May Festival, 8 p.m. Friday in Music Hall. No doubt you know his nine symphonies, and his... Read Post
I'm reminded that the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is coming in a couple of weeks. I got the press release with the schedule in early April, which is sadly late for concerts during an already-crowded month. This year seems to be p... Read Post