Others say they saw the writing on the wall and warn that the rest of the Silicon Valley arts community better see it as well. They say the Rep was indicative of an arts company that no longer fit in its marketplace. San Jose needs to find its own artistic voice, they say, and stop trying to compete with San Francisco, with its high-society donors and deep pockets. “I am so done with people comparing us to San Francisco,” said Connie Martinez, head of Silicon Valley Creates, a nonprofit focused on improving local culture. “The sooner we feel comfortable in our own skin and use the power of the arts in service to the community, a lot of these big issues will go away. It’s when you try to be something that doesn’t necessarily fit who we are that people get nervous.”.
It was like watching a rerun of a show we’ve already seen too many times before, The cliche-ridden outing was full of lightweight rock, ho-hum pop and ballet flats on ebay empty ballads, a combo that also stands as a succinct summary of Lovato’s recording catalog, Certainly, Lovato isn’t the only Disney-reared act to specialize in such middle-of-the-road material, Some of these artists are able to rise above their songbook onstage — either through sheer charisma, well-executed theatrics or other means — but not Lovato, She couldn’t seem to add anything to the equation, which translated to a live show that was every bit as average as the source material..
Renowned cellist Lynn Harrell, pianists Stephen Prutsman and Jon Nakamatsu and violinist Mayuko Kamio are among the featured soloists on the 2017-18 Symphony Silicon Valley season. The Symphony’s 16th season runs September 30, 2017, through June 3, 2018, at the California Theater in San Jose. Seven guest conductors will lead programs: Paul Polivnick will be on the podium for Program 1 (Sept. 30-Oct. 1), leading Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. The Overture to Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” and Britten’s Passacaglia and “Four Sea Interludes” from the opera “Peter Grimes” are also on the program.
Gothic tales, Absinthe cocktails, Steampunk creations, What started as a one-night Edwardian ballroom dance has now ballet flats on ebay morphed into the Edwardian World’s Faire, Ball and Vendor Faire — a two-day re-creation of the history, culture, fashion, technology and oddities of that era, San Francisco’s landmark 1909 Regency Ballroom will be transformed into a mystical site for the Jan, 26-27 events, which have received the imprimatur of the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, A World’s Faire with historical characters, a gaming garden and steam-powered creations will kick off the events at 8 p.m, Jan, 26, From noon to 5 p.m, Jan, 27, a vendor bazaar will showcase artists’ creative riffs on fashion, accessories and oddities, An afternoon tea will take place in the Museum of Wonders, The events will culminate in the Jan, 27 Edwardian Ball, including an original stage performance of a Gorey tale..
Bay Choral Guild. Music for Holy Week. A cappella works composed for the Christian Church’s most sacred liturgies — Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. 8 p.m. March 13, Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd., Campbell. 8 p.m. March 14, St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St., San Francisco. 4:30 p.m. March 15, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. $5-$25. http://baychoralguild.org/tickets/. MUSIC Series. California Pops Orchestra. All shows begin at 3 p.m. March 29: Swing it!; tribute to the Big Bands, with guests Black Tie Jazz. May 17: Spies, Heroes, Comedy and Mayhem; featuring music from “The Untouchables,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Lone Arranger” (with apology to Rossini) and more. Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. $15-$42. Free parking in lots 5 and 6. 650 856-8432 or www.calpops.org.