“I’m a percussionist, and I love to play with percussionists,” says Sosa, 52, who grew up in the eastern Cuba city of Camaguey, a stronghold of African culture, and has long lived in Barcelona with his wife and two children. “Thanks to God for giving me the opportunities to play with these masters.”. He opens his four-night SFJazz residency April 20-21 with his long-running Quarteto AfroCubano, a group that’s honed a springy, mercurial body of music that combines Afro-Cuban roots with southern African soul.
Instead of wringing their hands at the unexpected loss, however, festival organizers looked around and quickly found a substitute location not far away, on First Street, Acts that had been slated for the Rep will now perform at the grand California Theatre, home of Opera San Jose and Symphony Silicon Valley, Only two six canvases ready to hang, ballet inspired prints, girls wall art, girls ballet decor, girls nursery art weeks before the opening of this year’s 25th anniversary festival, Summer Fest executive director Brendan Rawson was still making arrangements for the replacement venue, Says Rawson, “We’re making lemonade out of lemons going to the California, It turns out this will work really well.”..
Later, he ran through the common 4/4 and other time signatures, ending as students clapped along in the unusual 7/4 time of “Unsquare Dance.”. In December, ArtSPARK treated 8,200 third-graders to a truncated performance of San Jose Rep’s “A Christmas Carol,” paired with another art form such as the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra, Los Lupeños Mexican folk dance or Maiko drum and poetry ensemble. This week, it’s the fourth-graders’ turn, with students from 22 schools taking in two musical genres.
_____________________________________________________________________________, What: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, With Nicholas McGegan, conductor, Suzana Ograjenšek, soprano, Diana Moore, mezzo-soprano, Clint van der Linde, countertenor, Nicholas six canvases ready to hang, ballet inspired prints, girls wall art, girls ballet decor, girls nursery art Phan, tenor, Douglas Williams, baritone, Members of the Philharmonia Chorale, When: Wednesday,Oct, 7, 7:30 p.m, Program: Scarlatti: La gloria di primavera, Where: Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, Tickets: $30-$95, Descriptions: Stanford’s fruitful partnership with the renowned period-instrument orchestra continues for a fourth season with the first performance in nearly 300 years of a lost masterpiece..
La Cour, who turns 70 in August, keeps up a taxing work schedule. Six days a week she is at the studio, teaching two-hour classes. Because the 40-by-25-foot room she rents is also used for other activities like folk dancing and tai chi, she must roll out protective vinyl flooring for each of her sessions. After class, she has to roll it back up. Between 25 and 30 students are presently signed on with her, just enough so she can lavish individual attention on them. When an outsider dropped by in the middle of a recent intermediate class, five 11- and 12-year-old girls were being put through their paces, over and over. All were dressed in demure white leotards and wrap skirts, their hair done up in classical ballet buns.