David Shrigley’s “Really Good” is a model of a stretched thumb that the artist hopes to produce in bronze as a way of making “the world a better place.” It was presented in London today along with five other maquettes for the plinth. Hans Haacke’s “Gift Horse” is an equine skeleton with an electronic London Stock Exchange ticker tied to its front leg. Liliane Lijn’s “The Dance” consists of two metallic cones with spinning components that make them look like dancers.
The Sunnyvale Community Players kicks off its 48th season Sept, 24 with “Spring Awakening,” followed by “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” “Shrek: The Musical” and “The Drowsy Chaperone.”, Tickets for the 2016-17 show are available online or at the box office, “Spring Awakening” will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m, and Sundays at 2:30 p.m, until Oct. 16, The Sunnyvale Community Players is a nonprofit organization founded in 1969 dedicated to bringing ballet shoe first recital ornament theater to Sunnyvale, The players rely on volunteers to serve as actors, production and technical crew and to serve on its board, which selects the shows performed each season..
The fundraiser’s proceeds are used toward further development and renovation of Mission San Jose High School’s arts department. The theme revolves around George Gershwin’s iconic jazz symphony, Rhapsody in Blue, and highlights San Francisco’s musical landmarks through décor elements. Rhapsody in Blue will take place at the Fremont Marriott, 46100 Landing Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $90 (members of MSJ Universal Performers eligible for discount). Tickets can be purchased from showtix4u.com or from the MSJ Universal Performers by calling (510) 668-6077.
As in previous years, live bands and entertainment beckoned visitors to dance in the streets, Food vendors hawked their delicacies to ballet shoe first recital ornament festivalgoers, while sidewalk cafes and eateries, shops and boutiques were open for visitors to enjoy, And at Linda Mesa and Hartz avenues, Jungle James Animal Adventures was expected to show off an assortment of friendly reptiles for kids and families to enjoy — including family favorite and a showstopper last year, a live 100-plus- pound turtle named Tank, For details, visit www.danvillehotsummernightscarshow.com..
For this production, he has once again marshaled massive orchestral, choral and vocal soloist support and a design, imaging and choreographic team that will lend the visual oomph to the staging. In addition to von Stade, who as the saint will narrate selections from D’Annunzio’s play, the solo voices include soprano Karina Gauvin and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, reuniting on another semi-sacred mission after teaming up on the symphony’s performances of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony last May. Joining them will be mezzo-soprano Leah Wool, who sang the Durufle Requiem with the Symphony Chorus in May and is now making her debut with the full orchestra. Ragnar Bohlin’s Symphony Chorus will be deployed throughout, lofting up the requisite ethereal accompaniment as Sebastian ascends into heaven in the final act.