The program, titled “Lost Romantic Symphonies,” featured Joachim Raff’s Symphony No. 3 in F major, “In the Forest.” Also included were Siegfried Matthus’ Violin Concerto: “Dream of a Summer Night,” a selection from “Fiddler on the Roof,” John Williams’ Theme from “Schindler’s List” and George Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture.”. Raff is hardly a household name these days, but he was a respected 19th- century musician. The Swiss-German composer, who worked as Franz Liszt’s assistant at Weimar, wrote nine symphonies, and when the Third was premiered in 1870, a critic compared it to the symphonies of Beethoven and Schumann. Raff’s place in musical history seemed secure.
Unlike Mamma, where ABBA tunes propel a fictional plot, and Smokey, a revue of songs by composer Mike Stoller and lyricist Jerry Leiber, Jersey Boys is “our life story with a 20-minute intermission,” Gaudio has said, Though he and Valli had veto power over the show, which debuted in 2004 at the La Jolla Playhouse at UC-San Diego, the opening night reaction took care of that, “The audience was electrifying, It’s hard to pick apart [the experience of seeing the play for the first time] when you’re in the burgundy flats - dark red glitter shoes - maroon ballet flats - sparkly wedding shoes - red prom shoes - glitzy flats - wine red midst of that response,” Gaudio remembers, “You just become numb, I can’t imagine anything I’ve ever seen having that much impact.”..
Stanford Art Spaces. Jenny Bloomfield: Transform Motion; April Hankins: Chain Reaction. Through Feb. 28. Center for Integrated Systems, Paul G. Allen Building; David W. Packard Electrical Engineering Building; Psychology Department offices in Jordan Hall on the Quadrangle. Open during the week during business hours. Information: DeWitt Cheng at 650-722-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Women’s Caucus for Art- Peninsula Chapter. “New Beginnings,” art exhibit in celebration of David J. Canepa’s induction as Mayor of Daly City. Through March 31. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free. Third floor Atrium Gallery, Daly City City Hall, 333 90th St., Daly City. http://peninsulawca.blogspot.com.
Locally grown entertainment will also be featured in the form of dance studios like Keep in Time Dance Academy, East County Performing Arts Center and Jabris Rucker Children’s Dance, Cultural performances will reflect Oakley’s diversity, Taking the stage will be a bagpiper and Scottish Highlands dancers from burgundy flats - dark red glitter shoes - maroon ballet flats - sparkly wedding shoes - red prom shoes - glitzy flats - wine red Piedmont, Indian-inspired Hip-Hop Natyam Dance Academy, Tahitian dancing performance, Ballet Folklórico Jaracue and Freedom High School Latinos Unidos, “We’re tying it back to the community so we reach out to people in the community who are participating in these groups,” Baños-Galván said..
In an intriguing mix of R&B and modern dance, David Dorfman Dance presents “Prophets of Funk,” a performance celebrating East Bay funk legend Sly and the Family Stone’s hugely influential sound Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 at YBCA Forum, $10-$30, 415- 979-2787, www.ybca.org. Oakland Ballet Company presents its spring season program “Diaghilev Imagery” May 10-11 at Oakland’s Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Featuring works inspired by classic dances from Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the program includes world premieres of new ballets by Amy Seiwert and Robert Moses and a West Coast premiere by OBC artistic director Graham Lustig, who reimagined “Les Biches,” “Le Spectre de la Rose” and “Pulcinella” set to the original scores.