Details: 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Hall; $20-$25; 510-642-9988, calperformances.org. 2 “Rags”: Immigrant stories seem so timely these days, and this musical about a Jewish mother and her son escaping persecution in Russia and landing in New York City at the turn of the 20th century is by Joseph Stein (book), Stephen Schwartz (lyrics) and Charles Strouse (score), who have had their hands in such Broadway classics as “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Wicked” and “Pippin.” TheatreWorks begins a production of the oft-revised show next week, directed by company founding artistic director Robert Kelley.
An Evening with Pop Fiction, 9 p.m, Friday, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, $13, 650-369-7770 or tickets.foxrwc.com, Schola Cantorum, 8 p.m, Saturday, Works by Verdi and more, First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, $12-$24, 650-254-1700 or www.scholacantorum.org, West Bay Opera, “Dido and Aeneas” and “La vida breve.” In collaboration with Flamenco de Stanford ballet, 8 p.m, Friday, Sunday, May 28 and ballet print, ballet shoes art, extra large wall art, office wall decor, nursery wall art, girls room decor, daughter gift, ball 29, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $35-60, www.wbopera.org/tickets.php or 650-424-9999..
Caniparoli’s “Sushi” ballet is part of Smuin “Dance Series 02” program, which will be performed through June 2 in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Mountain View and Carmel. The program also includes a reprisal of Amy Seiwert’s “Falling Up,” which debuted in 2007. The ballet, set to music of Brahms, explores the range of dynamics between partners. It serves as a touching farewell to current Smuin choreographer-in-residence Seiwert, who leaves the company to become the new artistic director of Sacramento Ballet this summer.
But the California Symphony’s program Sunday afternoon at the Lesher Center for the Arts managed to achieve what it set out to do: take the audience on a musical tour through some of the world’s most attractive short works from the 19th and 20th century repertory, There were 11 pieces in all, and with music director Donato Cabrera as the program’s congenial guide, the result was a fairly fleet and mostly enjoyable two-hour excursion, Sunday’s program, which launched the orchestra’s 2015-16 season, boasted some genuine highlights, including the second half’s ballet print, ballet shoes art, extra large wall art, office wall decor, nursery wall art, girls room decor, daughter gift, ball excellent performance of “Finlandia.” Cabrera led a cohesive, rich-sounding reading of Sibelius’ symphonic poem, one that flowed from the brass section’s forceful playing in the opening pages (representing Russia’s oppression of Finland) to the beauties of the serenely melodic hymn..
In keeping with the entrepreneurial and self-producing ethos of the AACM, El’Zabar has engineered an impressive run of gigs around the region over the next two weeks billed as the Super Healing Tour, starting Saturday at Oakland’s Eastside Cultural Center. The New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble also plays in Vallejo, Santa Cruz and San Francisco on the tour (the trio closes out the Bay Area run with a Berkeley Hills house concert on Feb. 6: firstname.lastname@example.org). It’s hard to overstate the band’s improvisational pedigree. Harris, 62, first made his mark playing with Sun Ra in the late 1970s, and went on to work extensively with alto saxophonist/composer Threadgill’s sextet. He can evoke trombonists of old like Duke Ellington’s plunger mute specialist Tricky Sam Nanton, with a pungent vocabulary of smears, snorts, shouts and growls, and he can croon and coo sweetly with his open horn. He can also handle the Australian aboriginal didgeridoo, adding buzzy drones to the mix.
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