Listed here are a number of streaming performances this weekend that Bay Area arts supporters should really know about.
SF Ballet brings us again to ‘Midsummer’
San Francisco Ballet is streaming Balanchine’s masterly “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” commencing this 7 days, a recording of a 2020 manufacturing that was scuttled after just one performance by the pandemic. Established to audio by Mendelssohn, the 1962 ballet was Balanchine’s to start with original evening-duration do the job, and it cemented his track record as the artform’s foremost figure.
Information: Jan. 21-Feb. 10 $29, in addition $5 fee for 24-hour access Quality In addition Digital Pass, $289 www.sfballet.org.
Steinway Modern society welcomes mounting star
The San Jose-based mostly Steinway Society piano recital series kicks off its 2021 streaming plan with Andrew Li in a plan aptly titled “A Gift for Tunes Since Childhood.” The piano prodigy was racking up competitors medals at an early age, starting up with profitable very first spot in in the Bay State Piano Levels of competition in Massachusetts for 5 consecutive yrs, at ages 7-12, and then initial prize for two consecutive a long time at the Steinway Competitors in Boston. In his distinctive general performance for Steinway Modern society, Li will carry out works by of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Stravinsky. Following up for the series is award-winner Anna Fedorova, Feb. 19-22.
Aspects: Live performance will be readily available to stream Jan. 22-25 $20 for every house steinwaysociety.com.
Excellent intentions absent terrible
Pear Theatre in Mountain Watch presents a streaming creation of “Fairfield,” a “somewhat uneasy modern comedy” by Eric Coble about a progressive, integrated faculty at which nicely-intentioned Black History Month observances go horribly awry. The work is co-directed by Aldo Billingslea, a longtime Bay Area actor and founder of the nationwide Juneteenth Theatre Justice Challenge, and new Pear Theatre creative director Sinjin Jones.
Facts: Streaming Jan. 22-Feb. 21 $30-$37 www.thepear.org.
SF Opera brings the temple down
A significant, beefy he-man with a noble and righteous coronary heart will come all undone at the snipping of some shears wielded by a ravishing but treacherous attractiveness. What’s far more, there are a few of several hours of luscious orchestration and some superior-excellent vocals to listen to, some opulent surroundings and lavish costumes to gawk at, and a bunch of scantily clad Philistines writhing all around the phase.
French composer Camille Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah” is this weekend’s presenting from San Francisco Opera’s totally free streaming collection, in a 2007 production that starred tenor Clifton Forbis and Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina in the title roles. And just as you’d assume from this biblical epic, the temple partitions do certainly appear tumbling down in the conclusion.
Information: Available 10 a.m. Jan. 23 right up until midnight Jan. 24 sign-up at www.sfopera.com, a donation of $75 or a lot more gains you access to this and additional streaming productions.
— Bay Space News Basis