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Hammer Theatre Sunset Series Aaron Lington | Merola Opera Program "Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)" | Stanford Live & SF Ballet "Starry Nights" | Peter Robinson Obamas’ Presidential Portraits @ the de Young

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This week 8/4/22 - On the Arts, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe speaks with Baritone Saxophonist/Composer Aaron Lington | "Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)" Director Gina Lapinski | Stanford Live Executive Director Chris Lorway & SF Ballet Music Director Martin West | Peter Robinson’s back! Barack and Michelle Obama Presidential Portraits @ the de Young |

Join us Thursdays at 1:00PM PST

HAMMER THEATRE CENTER / SUNSET SERIES AARON LINGTON SEXTET / TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY
THE HAMMER TERRACE (located at Hammer Theatre Center)
101 PASEO DE SAN ANTONIO (btwn 2nd/3rd Sts.) / SAN JOSE 
8/11/22 - 8:00PM

GUEST:  AARON LINGTON / BARITONE SAXOPHONIST & COMPOSER

David speaks with Grammy Award-winning baritone saxophonist and composer Aaron Joseph Lington who brings his sextet to the Hammer Theatre for one night only – 8/11/22 - for an exciting evening of his Tribute to Art Blakey.

For tickets:
https://hammertheatre.com/

https://www.aaronlington.com/

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MEROLA OPERA ROGRAM
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE)
BLUE SHIELD THEATRE OF CA / YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
700 HOWARD ST. / SF
8/4/22  7:30PM 8/6/22  3:00PM

GUEST:  GINA LAPINSKI / DIRECTOR

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE was Mozart’s final opera, which premiered Vienna in September 1791, two months before his death. Join David as he talks with Gina Lapinski, Director of this Merola Opera Program production. Conducting will be Kelly Kuo, and it features a cast of talented young artists. Of note also are the costumes created by Dame Zandra Rhodes (Britain’s “Princess of Punk”), projections by artist and designer Ian Winters, and set design by Stephen D. Mazzeno.

For tickets:
https://www.sfopera.com/about-us/merola-opera-program/the-magic-flute/

https://merola.org/program-history

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STANFORD LIVE AND SF BALLET PRESENT
STARRY NIGHTS @ FROST AMPHITHEATRE
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
351 LASUEN ST. /  STANFORD
8/5 & 8/6/22  - 8:00PM

GUESTS: 
CHRIS LORWAY / STANFORD LIVE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR
MARTIN WEST / SF BALLET MUSIC DIRECTOR

Come and be dazzled by Starry Nights, a magical evening at the Frost Amphitheatre. The evening's program will be:

7 for Eight
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

In the Night
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins

Blake Works I
Composer: James Blake
Choreography and Scenic Design: William Forsythe

For event info. and to purchase tickets:

https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/august-2022/starry-nights

https://www.sfballet.org/calendar/starry-nights-at-stanford-live/

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by Kehinde Wiley
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Barack Obama (Artist Kehinde Wiley) & Michelle Obama (Artist Amy Sherald)

PETER ROBINSON’S BACK!

Peter Robinson, critic at large, reviews a history of presidential portrait painting
and focuses on the current portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on display now through 8/14/22 at the de Young Museum in SF.

Happy 61st Birthday, Mr. President!

https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/Obama-portraits-tour