Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your educational opera-tunities for the month:
OPERA SAN JOSE ADULT EDUCATION EVENTS
The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Preview – A one-hour presentation by General Director Larry Hancock including lecture and performances by OSJ artists.
Tues Nov 1 at 12noon Beethoven Center, Dr. MLK Jr. Library, 4th & San Fernando Sts., SJ
OPERA AT YOUR DOORSTEP LECTURE SERIES
Increase your understanding of opera and enjoy the upcoming Opera San Jose performances of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville all the more by attending one of Bradford Wade’s free 90-minute preview talks.
Tues Nov 1 from 7:30 – 9pm Law Offices of Sheppard Mullin, 379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto
Mon Nov 7 from 7:30 – 9pm Pat Miller’s Music School, 14107 Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos
If you would like to attend the Los Gatos talk, and perhaps have dinner beforehand with the speaker, please RSVP by calling Pat Miller at (408) 871-7010. For more information, or to reserve a seat in Palo Alto, please send a message to OperaAtYourDoorstep@gmail.com.
SF CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Music and the Mind – Faculty artist series lecture with neuroscientist and soprano Indre Viskontas who holds a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience and a M.M. in opera. FREE, no tickets required.
Mon Nov 7 from 7:30 – 9:30pm SFCM Sol Joseph Recital Hall 50 Oak St., SF
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Learn about the art and stories of opera with your family! In between our Opera in an Hour movie screenings you and your family will sing, act, compose and dance all together as SF Opera Education Teaching Artists guide the way. $10; a limited number of discount tickets are available for familes in need, inquire above.
Sat Nov 12 from 11:30 – 12:30pm Bryan Education Studio – 4th Floor, War Memorial Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Ave., SF
WAGNER SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Wagner’s Orchestra, Wagner’s Orchestration and Wagner’s Conducting
Lecture by Professor Derek Katz, Ph.D. UCSB Dept. of Music
Free for WSNC members; $10 for non-members
Sat Nov 12 at 1pm JCC-SF 3200 California St., SF
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
Antonin Dvorák: Music from the People – This 19th-century Czech composer brought the world symphonies, symphonic poems, operas, chamber music, and ensembles for strings; all of which had roots in Czech folk music. His rhythms and melodic structures draw us into the style of this genre but never just repeat folk tunes. Instructor John Kendall Bailey of Trinity Lyric Opera will chart the career of this prolific artist and play selections of his diverse oeuvre to illustrate his remarkable talent.
FREE for OLLI & Mastick Senior Center Members; $5 for non-members.
Wed Nov 16 from 1:30 – 3pm Mastick Senior Center 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda