Tag Archives: Music

Nights at the Opera

With the director of the San Francisco Opera retiring, Jim wanted to see a few of the productions in his last season, so we bought a “4 pack.”  Trust me, if you want to see opera in San Francisco, a … Continue reading

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East Bay Mini Maker Faire

A week ago I spent Saturday at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, a wonderful place for the gadget minded to hang out.  I had two reasons for being there.  The first was that my singing group, TOSCA, was performing … Continue reading

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Lights Out

Last night was a mixed experience.  The first part was great.  We had tickets for the San Francisco revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.  We rode BART; no agonizing over parking.  We had an excellent Italian dinner at 54 Mint; I recommend … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Sousa

One of my favorite annual events, if I'm in town, is the concert the Oakland East Bay Symphony puts on every July 3 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.  There's nothing quite like watching a fireworks display (Richmond does … Continue reading

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Virtuoso Accordion and Other Things

Xasásuan Today isn’t a site I normally visit – my hiker husband pointed it out to me.  We aren’t quite sure what Xasásuan is – it may be the name of an Essalen village.  The Essalen lived around the Ventana Wilderness. … Continue reading

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Ein Deutsches Requiem

I’m still recovering from singing Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem last night.  It was a tremendous evening – somewhere in the sixth movement I remember realizing that everything was going beautifully, and I got a tremendous surge of exhilaration.  Sometimes, when … Continue reading

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Celtic Music from my Sister-in-law

My sister-in-law, Sally, plays hammer dulcimer in a Celtic band in western Pennsylvania.  Usually we don’t get to hear them play, being 3000 miles (or so) away.  But recently she played at a local winery, and a local blogger recorded … Continue reading

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