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Graham Cracker Concert Series

The Graham Cracker Concert Series is a preschool outreach program run by piccolo player Stephanie McNab. Members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra offer an up-close and personal experience to encourage exploration of little hands and minds.

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Take Me out to the Opera at the Ballpark

Patty Heller went out to AT&T Park before heading to the Opera House to perform La Traviata. “You see, when we produce a simulcast performance at a great venue like AT&T Park, those of us performing on the giant screen don’t get a sense of the festival that is gleaming out on the ball field. I talked to people In line and got such a variety of vignettes — these people were really happy to be able to witness this event, and I was really happy to soak in some […]

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Movember a hairy situation

The SF Opera’s Brass section is in the cover story of the SF Chronicle’s Style Section today! Check out these fashionable men! http://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Movember-a-hairy-situation-5039883.php#photo-5545142

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David Kadarauch receives 2013 San Francisco Opera Medal

For nearly forty years David Kadarauch has been leading our cello section through rehearsals and performances. Intermission is his own time, so it’s best not to bother him during a poker game in the musician lounge! Away from work, David collects antiquarian books and keeps track of his daughter who plays viola across the street. With so many hours behind his cello, we asked what his secret is to remaining young and svelte… Zumba dancing! David was recently honored with the 2013 San Francisco Opera Medal. Our short video clip, […]

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Dawn conducts in GG park

Sunday, during our park concert rehearsal, opera violinist Dawn Harms expertly took over as the Maestro stepped off the podium during an energetic rendition of La Traviata’s drinking song. You can also see Dawn conduct, as the newly appointed music director with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. Video footage courtesy of Ildar Abdrazakov, staring this season as Mephistophele. — at Sharon Meadow At Golden Gate Park. Post by Musicians of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

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