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Arts Calendar

Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:13:00 PM

THURSDAY, OCT. 15 -more-


Ragged Wing Builds on Greek Tragedy

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:09:00 PM

Oh how I wish that an embargo -more-


Jewish Music Fest Spotlights Work Composed in Nazi Camps

By Ken Bullock Sepcial to the Planet
Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:11:00 PM
They Left a Light, Susan Waterfall’s multimedia program of music composed in Nazi prison camps.

They Left a Light, Susan Waterfall’s multimedia program of music composed in Nazi prison camps, will be presented this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the East Bay Jewish Community Center on Walnut in North Berkeley for the 25th annual Jewish Music Festival. including Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, composed in 1940 at a P.O.W. camp in Silesia, and rare selections of music composed by Jewish musicians at Terezin (Thereisenstadt) concentration camp north of Prague. This will be the second year Waterfall and the Mendocino Music Festival have collaborated with the Jewish Music Festival, after last year’s Degenerate Music, music of the Weimar Republic and German emigration, condemned by Hitler as “degenerate art.” -more-


Dancing with ‘Dead Boys’ at Zellerbach

By Ken Bullock Sepcial to the Planet
Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:12:00 PM

Waking up in your own bed, but under the bare, spreading arms of a tree, to a bare-chested dancer and a chorus of singer-dancers could be an unnerving experience. -more-


Joana Carneiro Debuts as Berkeley Symphony Director

By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet
Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:13:00 PM

“Music has been really a part of my imagination since I was very young,” said Joana Carneiro. “When I was 9, I told my parents I wanted to be a conductor. And they thought it was absolutely the right idea. There was something attractive to me in the figure of the conductor. And on the Christmas after that, I was given my first baton!” -more-


Around the East Bay: Angela Dean-Barham at the Belluevue Club

Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:14:00 PM
Angela Dean-Barham

Angela Dean-Barham, who sang a distinguished Betty Shabazz in Anthony Davis’ opera X, about Malcolm X, a few years back at Oakland Metro Opera Theatre, will perform her absorbing solo show, The Unsung Diva : The Life and Times of Siserietta Jones, aka The Black Patti, relating the life and singing song excerpts from the career of the African-American opera star of the Gilded Age, for the 80th anniversary celebration of the Belluevue Club on Lake Merritt in Oakland, this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., with dinner and cocktails to follow. $12 members, $14 general for show; $30 buffet and show. 451-1000 or reception@bellevueclub.org -more-


Around the East Bay: Sonic Harvest

Thursday October 15, 2009 - 01:08:00 PM

Sonic Harvest ’09, previously known as Harvest of Song, will celebrate their ninth season this Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with Allen Shearer’s “brief but droll opera,” A Very Large Mole, featuring Claudia Stevens’ libretto after Kafka, conducted by Jonathan Khuner; the premiere of Peter Josheff’s Caught Between Two Worlds; three poems by Dorothy Cary; excerpts from a new opera by Ann Callaway; and music by Herb Bielawa and Mark Secosh, played by musicians including Tod Brody on flute, Mark Teicholz on guitar; Jerry Kuderna on piano—and many others. Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. $15-$20; 654-8651. http://sonicharvest.org. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: Lucky Baldwin’s Heiress Once ‘Slummed’ in Berkeley

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday October 15, 2009 - 12:41:00 PM
17 Plaza Drive, built for Anita Baldwin and Hull McClaughry in 1909.

Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin (1828-1909) was one of California’s most storied individuals. Crossing the plains by wagon train in 1853, Baldwin quickly made his name as a shrewd entrepreneur. By his early 40s, he had become a fabled Comstock millionaire. In the mid-1870s, he opened San Francisco’s legendary Baldwin Hotel and Theatre on the corner of Market and Powell Streets, current site of the Flood Building. -more-


Community Calendar

Thursday October 15, 2009 - 12:58:00 PM

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