Taiwanese conductor Mei-Ann Chen makes her Symphony Silicon Valley debut on Program 2 (Oct. 21-22), leading Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances. Violinist Mayuko Kamio joins the orchestra in Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto. Program 3 (Dec. 2-3), conducted by Alasdair Neale, includes Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations, along with works by Brahms, Ginastera and Alma Deutscher. In 2018, Harrell returns to perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto; John Nelson conducts the program (June 20-21), which also includes Schumann’s “Manfred” Overture, Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante, and Kodály’s “Dances of Galánta.”.
Valley Art’s collection ‘Art Pop’ through May 14, Valley Art Gallery’s spring collection, representing some 300 works by East Bay artists, is open through May 14, The gallery is at 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, in Walnut Creek, and is open 11 a.m, to 5 p.m, Tuesday-Saturday, For more information, call 925-935-4311 or visit valleyartgallery.org, Distinguished speaker at Lafayette Library, Joyce Maynard, author of “Under the bun, tutu and shoes painting, ballet bun, tiny tutu, pointe shoes, ballet painting, ballerina painting, nursery painting, dance Influence,” will appear in the Lafayette Library’s Distinguished Speaker series, from 7 to 8:30 p.m, May 5, the Community Hall, at the library, 3491 Mt, Diablo Blvd..
Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Mercury News archivesSax legend Charles Lloyd plays SFJazz April 23-26. Saxophonist Charles Lloyd, one of jazz s towering talents, is settling into the SFJazz Center for what should be a fascinating four-night residency. It begins with the West Coast premiere of his Wild Man Dance Suite, which will be performed at 7:30 April 23-24. Lloyd will then lead his fantastic New Quartet, featuring pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, at7:30 p.m. April 25. The residency concludes when Lloyd performs with guitarist Bill Frisell and other talented musicians at 7 p.m. April 26. Tickets are $25-$65, www.sfjazz.org.— Jim Harrington, Staff.
López spent a full month finding images of Cuba and the 1930s and playing music before sitting down to doodle for two weeks, “After this month-and-a-half, bun, tutu and shoes painting, ballet bun, tiny tutu, pointe shoes, ballet painting, ballerina painting, nursery painting, dance I start reading the story,” he said, “I describe it with visual clues, not just creating imagery that repeats what’s in the text.”, Engle said children are naturally curious about the world, and that same impulse in her own childhood led her to ditch picture books early on and sneak into the adult section of libraries, “I wasn’t finding authentic books written by authors who were from the countries or understood the cultures: I’d read adult travel books instead,” she recalled..
Philbin has become a noted and popular entertainer since he first stepped in front of the camera 50 years ago. He has won many awards, including Emmys for his work on “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire;” a TV Guild Award as Personality of the year; and a Broadcasting and Cable Lifetime Achievement Award. Philbin is also a noted supporter of organizations that address homelessness and provide veteran and service member support. The gala will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1333 Bayshore Highway, in Burlingame.
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