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Aug
19
Sat
2017
Merola Grand Finale Summer 2017 @ War Memorial Hall Opera House
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer ConcertCelebrate with the 2017 Merola young artists one last time before they head out to dazzle audiences around the world! The Merola Grand Finale is an exciting evening at the War Memorial Opera House, featuring scenes from some of the opera’s most thrilling moments.

7:30 pm Performance (Program and casting to be announced at a later date) at the War Memorial Opera House

10:30 pm Post-performance reception with the artists at the War Memorial Veterans Building in the Green Room. A separate ticket ($75) is required for admission to the reception. For reception tickets, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330.

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Aug
20
Sun
2017
Help is on the Way XXIII: Puttin’ on the Glitz @ Veterans' Building: Herbst Theatre and the Green Room
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Help is on the Way XXIII: Puttin' on the Glitz Concert and GalaHelp is on the Way XXIII: Puttin’ on the Glitz Concert and Gala Benefiting Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and Positive Resource Center will feature performances from:

MAUREEN McGOVERN: Grammy Award-winning Broadway star
TRENT HARMON: American Idol 2016 winner
JESSICA SANCHEZ: American Idol 2012 1st runner up
LEVI KREIS: Tony Award-winner (Million Dollar Quartet)
DAVID BURNHAM: Broadway (Wicked, Light in the Piazza) star
LISA VROMAN: Broadway (Phantom of the Opera/Le Miz) star
GARRETT CLAYTON: TV (Hairspray Live), Film (Corbra) star.
MADDIE BAILLIO: TV Star (Hairspray Live)
CAROLE COOK: Broadway (42nd Street)/TV star
PAULA WEST: Jazz/Cabaret star
JASON BROCK: X-Factor semi-finalist/Cabaret star
LISA VIGGIANO: Broadway World Cabaret Vocalist Award winner
EILEEN & LEAH BOURGADE: Virtuoso Violinists
SALSAMANIA: World champion Salsa dance company
Cast members from the touring cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN
JON MAHER: Sign language interpreter

Directed by DAVID GALLIGAN         Musical Director MICHAEL ORLAND

Event Details:

5:00 pm: VIP Gala Reception: Green Room
5:00 pm: Silent Auction: Main Lobby
6:00 pm: Gala Reception: Green Room
7:30 pm: Performance: Herbst Theater
9:45 pm: Club REAF After Party with Cast: Green Room

Gala Co-chairs: Sophie Azouaou, Eileen Blum-Bourgade, Sonya Molodetskaya, Gary Snow

Gala Committee: Shannyn Bessoni, Marc Blakeman, Jerold Osato, Esfir Fira Shrayber, Shae Lynn Styles, Doug Waggener, Lawrence Wong, Diane Yancey

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Sep
7
Thu
2017
Beats for Boobs Fashion Show and Fundraiser @ CLIFT Hotel
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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Beats for Boobs Fashion Show and Fundraiser

Beats for Boobs is an all-volunteer San Francisco based organization that grants financial support to local breast cancer nonprofits. Our annual fashion show and fundraiser on September 7, will take you back to the roaring 1920s as we celebrate, honor and remember those impacted by breast cancer. Flappers, gangsters, and raucous revelers are welcome!

Event Details:

Master of Ceremonies: Rachel Cantu Rajput

Art: Heather Joyce Morrill and Michelle Mansour

Fashion: Alexander Michael Snyder, Jessica Hoff Designs, Miss Velvet Cream Neocouture Clothing and Venus Superstar Jewelry, Warrior Within Designs

Performances: Lindy in the Park, Aima the Dreamer

Music: Lauren Li// tangled headphones, ViaJay// Angels of bAss, DJ Mancub// Space Cowboys

For the past thirteen years, Beats for Boobs has combined art, fashion, food, music, and education to inspire the community to take action, volunteer, and to donate.

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series @ Redwood City Courthouse Square
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Presents Carmen

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series presents Carmen. For the classical, instrumental and opera music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent. Families will love these free concerts, performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square in Redwood City.

Bay Shore Lyric Opera

Let us entertain you with breathtaking, passionate, inspiring opera for the community from the greatest singers in the Bay Area. Come enjoy the world’s most beloved opera arias and ensembles from beloved master composers like Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, and Mascagni. This year features Carmen by Georges Bizet. The performance will be sung in Italian with spoken dialogue in English with members of the Winchester Orchestra and conducted by Michael Di Giacinto.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala 2017 @ San Francisco Symphony
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

YoYo Ma, San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala 2017San Francisco Symphony’s 2017-2018 season will celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, one of the greatest composers, conductors, and educators of the 20th century. The season kicks off with an Opening Night Gala and Concert featuring superstar YoYo Ma with Michael Tilson Thomas and the Symphony Orchestra.

The concert opens with Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, commencing a season-long celebration of the composer’s centenary. Yo-Yo Ma performs two of the most beloved works from the cello repertoire–Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1. Ravel’s Boléro wraps up the evening’s concert program.

All opening night concertgoers are invited to continue the celebration at the After-Party, which includes cocktails, live music, and dancing.

Make a whole night of it! Four unique Dinner Packages that include premium seating for the concert are available.

2017 Opening Night Gala Chair: Priscilla B. Geeslin
Honorary Chairs: Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem
Wattis Room Dinner Co-Chairs: Ann Paras and Joelle Benioff
Symphony Supper Co-chairs: Heidi Bjornson-Pennell and Dr. Manjula Noone
Symphonix Dinner Party Chairs: Logan & Elizabeth Allin and Nicholas & Meredith Tan
After-Party Co-chairs: Annie Dreshfield, Cate McDonough, and Sharon Seto

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Sep
17
Sun
2017
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera at the Beach @ Capitola Esplanade
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera at the Beach

Bay Shore Lyric Opera presents Free Opera at the Beach in Esplanade Park

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series presents Carmen. For the classical, instrumental and opera music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent. Families will love these free concerts, performed outdoors at the beach in Esplanade Park, City of Capitola.

Bay Shore Lyric Opera

Let us entertain you with breathtaking, passionate, inspiring opera for the community from the greatest singers in the Bay Area. Come enjoy the world’s most beloved opera arias and ensembles from beloved master composers like Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, and Mascagni. This year features Carmen by Georges Bizet. The performance will be sung in Italian with spoken dialogue in English with members of the Winchester Orchestra and conducted by Michael Di Giacinto.

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series @ Wildwood Park
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Presents Carmen

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Free Opera in the Park Series presents Carmen. For the classical, instrumental and opera music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent. Families will love these free concerts, performed outdoors at Wildwood Park in Saratoga.

Bay Shore Lyric Opera

Let us entertain you with breathtaking, passionate, inspiring opera for the community from the greatest singers in the Bay Area. Come enjoy the world’s most beloved opera arias and ensembles from beloved master composers like Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, and Mascagni. This year features Carmen by Georges Bizet. The performance will be sung in Italian with spoken dialogue in English with members of the Winchester Orchestra and conducted by Michael Di Giacinto.