In making the announcement, Jeffrey Thomas, music director of the 20-year-old American Bach Soloists, noted with pride that the festival’s location in the Civic Center area puts it in the heart of the high-octane performing-arts district that also includes the San Francisco Ballet, Opera and Symphony. Meanwhile, there is no evidence of any slacking off at the thriving Midsummer Mozart Festival, which has impressive vocal, chamber and orchestral material on both of its upcoming programs. Program I opens at 8 p.m. July 14 in San Jose’s California Theatre, with Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu (who, by the way, just finished judging duties at the sixth annual Van Cliburn International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas) playing the Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, the “Coronation.” Also on the bill: soprano Christina Major singing both the concert aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te” and the goosebump-raising “Ruhe sanft” aria from the unfinished opera “Zaide.”.
Among the most alluring offerings out there is the highly anticipated British import of “Tristan & Yseult” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, After scoring a huge hit with audiences and critics alike with the magical “The Wild Bride,” the endlessly inventive Kneehigh Theatre returns with another dark fairy tale, an ancient love triangle reimagined for the postmodern world, Innovation is the hallmark of this troupe (also remembered for the Noel Coward the red shoes // 9 west ballet flats 80's suede 9&co. bow shoes 90's leather size 7.5 gem “Brief Encounter”), which seamlessly mashes up dance, puppetry, video and live music in one beguiling creation after another..
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. On a sunny fall Friday, an eclectic line of animals is forming outside the Veterans Administration health center in Livermore — several golden retrievers and Chihuahua mixes, a pit bull, two cats. Their owners, all military veterans, chat as they wait patiently, occasionally leaning down to soothe a canine or feline anxiety. They’re here for just one thing: the big white van with colorful stripes parked at the curb.
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