Hear why SF Classical Voice says BARS' "earnestness in music-making is truly a breath of fresh air in the classical music scene." (Rebecca Liao, SFCV)

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS' LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

Opening Night Gala September 7, 2013 8 pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

Sold Out

 

A small number tickets donated by those who could not attend will be available at the box office.

BARS is adding Sunday matinees to our traditional Saturday evening concert for our November and March performances this season.

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director

 

Verdi – La Forza del Destino

 

Strauss – Trio from Der Rosenkavalier

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesMelody Moore, soprano

Marisol DeAnda, soprano

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesHeggie – Primary Colors

Frederica Von Stade, mezzo-soprano

 

Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 2

Melody Moore, soprano

Melody Moore, soprano

Jake Heggie, composer

Jake Heggie,
composer

 


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

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November 16-17, 2013

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, SF 94109 (Map)(Tickets)

Note that there are two performances, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm

 

Jassen Todorov, violin

Jassen Todorov, violin

Cyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

Cyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCyrus Ginwala, guest conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesKenton CoeIschiana Overture

MendelssohnViolin Concerto

Jassen Todorov, violin

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBritten – “Letters from a Life” Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell with Narrators Neil Sharp and Drew Poling

 

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March 29-30, 2014

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell Street, SF 94109 (Map)(Tickets)

Note that there are two performances, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm

 

Dan Levitan, harp

Dan Levitan, harp

Dawn Harms, Music Director

Dawn Harms, Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCoplandFanfare for the Common Man

BeethovenFidelio Overture

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel - Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & Strings

 Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesGrandjany – Aria for Harp and strings

Dan Levitan, harp

 HansonSymphony No. 2 (“Romantic”)

 

 

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January 12 – Mill Valley Rainbow Flag Fundraising Chamber Concert

Community Church of Mill Valley, 8 Olive Street (at Throckmorton), Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Map)(Tickets)


Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Rainbow Flag

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJohn IrelandSextet for clarinet, horn & string quartet

Allegro, ma non troppo

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesFrancis PoulencSextet (for wind quintet & piano)

BeethovenString Quartet Op. 18, No. 3

SchubertQuintet in C Major, Op. 163 for two violins, viola and two celli

Allegro, ma non troppo

 

Fundraising Concert to replace vandalized Rainbow Flag


Players from the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony are performing to help raise funds for the vadalized rainbow flag which was mounted outside the church.

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June 14, 2014, 8 p.m.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)

 

Nicolle Foland, soprano

Nicolle Foland, soprano

Dawn Harms,  Music Director and Conductor

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director and Conductor

“Opera Goes to the Movies”

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSmyth – Wreckers Overture

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesCopland – Old American Songs (Simple Gifts, Bought Me A Cat)

Burr Phillips, baritone

 

Dvorak – Hymn to the Moon from Rusalka

Nicolle Foland, soprano

 

Burr Phillips, baritone

Burr Phillips, baritone

Lehar – Lippen Schweigen from Merry Widow (soprano and baritone duet)

Burr Phillips and Nicolle Foland

 

Delibes – Flower duet from Lakme

Soloists from Chanticleer

 

Orff – In trutina, from Carmina Burana

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesSoloist Darita Mara

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesBernstein – West Side Story Overture

 

Herrmann – Psycho Suite

 

John Williams – Schindler’s List

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, violin

 

Morricone – The Mission

 

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances

An Official Event of SF Pride

An Official Event of SF Pride

 

 


Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.

 

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