The American composer’s wide-ranging catalog includes symphonies, chamber music and operas – her opera “Cold Mountain,” based on Charles Frazier’s 1997 novel, has been produced at Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia and North Carolina Opera. The Violin Concerto is one of her most frequently performed concert works; Berkeley Symphony’s performance will feature violinist Benjamin Bellman as soloist. Ming Luke, the principal guest conductor of the San Francisco Ballet, conducts the program, which also includes Clyne’s “Night Ferry”; Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96; and Ravel’s “La Valse.”.
A reunion with “Grandeur”: Playwright Han Ong returns to San Francisco’s Magic Theatre after 25 years with “Grandeur.” The story of the dance between a legendary musician and an ambitious journalist, this jazzy new drama is directed by Loretta Greco and stars the estimable Carl Lumbly (“Alias,” “Cagney & Lacey”), Details: Through June 25; Building D at Fort Mason complex, San Francisco; $35-$75; 415-441-8822, magictheatre.org.— Karen D’Souza, Staff, Honoring a silent film legend: How fitting that the 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival kicks off tonight with an enduring classic from one of cinema’s most influential stars — Harold Lloyd, He hilariously fumbles around in “The Freshman,” a kooky tale about an incoming student trying (in vain) to impress others, The festival ballet fairy - machine embroidery design, embroidery patterns, embroidery files, instant download includes many enticing offerings, including an epic-sized “The Three Musketeers,” which closes out the program June 4 on a swashbuckling note, Details: Opening film is 7 p.m, June 1 at Castro Theatre, San Francisco; festival runs through June 4; screenings $16-$22; schedule, tickets, more information at silentfilm.org.— Randy Myers, Correspondent..
The bartender, Everett Frampton, wasn’t afraid to flex his mixology muscles a little on the next drink, when he conjured up a Gin Monte Carlo using Barr Hill Reserve Tom Cat Gin in place of bourbon. The spirit is aged in charred oak barrels, which gives the gin a golden hue and a slight bite to its flavor, which balanced nicely with Benedictine. Co-owner says a cocktail menu is on its way, but until then the bartenders are perfectly able to make any of the craft cocktails you might order elsewhere.
During Sunday’s light opening practice, Iupati had some issues with his right shoe, and he said his foot was still a little tender Monday, even with a better-fitting shoe, But Iupati said there was no way he was missing any practice time, So right there is one of Singletary’s goals with the notorious nutcracker drill: Find out who can win the one-on-one battles, and find out who is ready to do it all day if need be, Iupati, at 6-foot-5 and listed at 331 pounds, looks and sounds as if he could ballet fairy - machine embroidery design, embroidery patterns, embroidery files, instant download do the nutcracker, or any other violent drill, for hours..
The Athenian Men’s Soccer Team and Interweave, an on-campus Gay-Straight Alliance, are co-sponsors of Rogers’ visit to Danville. Brendan Suh, 17, a left back on the school’s soccer team, is hoping Rogers will talk about life as a professional athlete. He says the Athenian community is accepting of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and talking about sensitive issues happens easily. Interweave Club co-leader Hunter Barr, 15, has directed his athletic energies into dance. He’s curious about Rogers’ choice to hide the hurt he felt inside.