Ciao, Opera Mavens. March is roaring along with more special performances!

FESTIVAL OPERA festivalopera.com or 925-322-0970
Shana Blake Hill in Recital – Spanning three centuries of song, the program includes works by Handel, Fauré, Dvořák, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Carlisle Floyd. Ms. Hill will perform the title role in Festival Opera’s mainstage production of Floyd’s Susannah later this summer. Tickets: $40 Adult, $20 Student / Youth.
Thu Mar 21 at 7:30pm, Lesher Center for Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

VOICES OF MUSIC voicesofmusic.org or 415-260-4687
As Steals the Morn: Music of Bach and Handel – Soprano Amanda Forsythe and tenor Thomas Cooley join Voices of Music for an evening of instrumental and vocal music including Bach’s Orchestral suite in B Minor and arias from Handel’s operas. Tickets: $47 Adult, $42 Senior, $5 Student.
Thu Mar 28 at 8pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto
Fri Mar 29 at 8pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco
Sun Mar 31 at 7:30pm, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman, Berkeley

NOE VALLEY CHAMBER MUSIC nvcm.org or 415-648-5236
Paul Groves in Concert – Special benefit performance by acclaimed tenor not seen at SFO since 2007’s Iphigénie en Tauride, accompanied by pianist Stephen Prutsman. Program includes songs and solo selections by Rachmaninoff, Duparc, Heggie, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams and more, with special guest appearances by Geoff Nuttall from the St. Lawrence String Quartet and co-Artistic Director Meena Bhasin. Tickets: $100, includes bubbly drinks and festive fare; proceeds support NVCM’s programming throughout the year.
Sun Mar 31 at 4pm, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco

TASTE OF TALENT
Soiree: April in Paris – Baritone Daniel Belcher and pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg (Adler 2015-17) present a program of French art songs by Poulenc, Ibert, and Ravel paired with appropriate wines and followed by a dessert reception. Tickets: $75-89, available through eventbrite.com.
Tue Apr 2 at 7:30pm, University Club, 800 Powell St, San Francisco

Enjoy!