Sō Percussion: Drawing Connections Through Simple Sources

United StatesUnited States Dessner, Shaw, Crumb: Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Gilbert Kalish (piano), Sō Percussion (Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theater, San Francisco. 26.10.2017. (HS)

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Sō Percussion (c) Evan Monroe Chapman

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Joshua Roman and JACK Quartet Bend the Boundaries

United StatesUnited States Gesualdo, Williams, Friedman, Zorn, Roman: Joshua Roman (cello), JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. 13.10.2017. (HS)

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JACK Quartet (c) Shervin Lainez

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A Tale of Ardor, Short on Passion

United StatesUnited States Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony and Chorus / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 28.6.2017. (HS)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette (c) Cory Weaver
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (c) Cory Weaver

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Theatrical Mavericks—Including the Conductor

United StatesUnited States Ives, Tilson Thomas, Harrison, Antheil: Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Mikaela Bennett, Kara Dugan (vocalists), Nadya Tichman (violin), Peter Dugan (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.6.2017. (HS)

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Erin Moore as Josephine Baker in George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony (c) Cory Weaver

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