San Francisco Performances to Present Raehann Bryce-Davis

On Jan. 27, 2024, San Francisco Performances is set to present mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis in a solo piano-voice recital. The mezzo will be joined by pianist Jeanne-Minette Cilliersin a program that includes Amy Beach’s “Three Browning Songs, Op. 44,” Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder,” Melissa Dunphy’s “Come, My Tan Faced Children,” Margaret Bond’s “Birth,” Florence Price’s “The Crescent Moon,” Maria Thompson Corley’s {…}

Raehann Bryce-Davis, Ian Bostridge, Lawrence Brownlee, Ilker Arcayürek Headline San Francisco Performances’ 2023-24 Season

San Francisco Performances has unveiled its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Tenor Ian Bostridge will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Performance Date: Oct. 21, 2023 Mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis will present a program featuring the music of Amy Beach, Wagner, Melissa Dunphy, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Maria Thompson Corley, and Peter Ashbourne. {…}

J’Nai Bridges & Ulysses Owens Jr. to Present ‘Notes on Hope’ Concert

San Francisco Performances (SFP) presents mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and percussionist Ulysses Owens Jr. in a program titled “Notes on Hope,” April 1-28 at the Herbst Theater. The event features works by 20th-century French composers, Duke Ellington, and traditional spirituals. The “Notes on Hope” program will explore works by Duke Ellington and revive classic songs that well-known opera singers Jessye Norman, {…}

San Francisco Performances 2022 Review: Matthias Goerne & Seong-Jin Cho in Recital

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, San Francisco Performances presented renowned German baritone Matthias Goerne and notable prize-winning young Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho in an extraordinary concert. The performance was like being at a mountain retreat on a distant planet, drinking distilled ambrosia while hearing rare melodies in an exotic language. Clapping nearly seemed irrelevant; how do we applaud such a {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Dawn Upshaw, Sasha Cooke, Benjamin Appl Headline San Francisco Performances’ 2022-23 Season

San Francisco Performances has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances. Soprano Dawn Upshaw will join forces with the Brentano String Quartet for “Dido “Reimagined” by Melinda Wagner. Performance Dates: Jan. 12, 2023 Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform music by Schubert, de Falla, {…}

Catalyst Quartet & Dashon Burton Headline Third Performance of San Francisco Performances’ ‘Uncovered Series’

On Feb. 11, 2022, San Francisco Performances will present the third performance in its “Uncovered Series,” featuring Catalyst Quartet and Dashon Burton. The series seeks to explore music from composers who have mostly gone overlooked due to their race or gender. Currently the Vocal Artist-in-Residence with SF Performances, Burton will also provide commentary on the event in addition to singing. {…}