Friday, April 18, 2008

Well-Spent Time in Brisbane

This Saturday, April 19, marks the final Live at Mission Blue Concert Series event of the 2007-2008 season. The series will be capped with the "Masters of the Romantic," featuring Sharon Grebanier - first violin at the San Francisco Symphony; Michael Grebanier - principal cellist*, also with the SFS (the two met when he joined the Orchestra in 1977); and Eric Zivian - pianist, of the Zivian-Tomkins Duo. So come on out to Mission Blue Center Saturday night, and enjoy a pre-concert talk with the artists beginning at 7:30. Maybe Michael will be using his cello built by Francesco Ruggeri of 1698!

April 21-27 is TURN YOUR TV OFF WEEK. So instead of a night in front of the tube, spend it doing other reading, exercising, or taking a visit to the Brisbane library (you'll get the first two accomplished!). Click here for a list of the library's special events for the upcoming week.

Also, Brisbane Dance Workshop's Annual Spring Performance this year, "Mountains of Tibet," takes place Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. Mark your calendars early, and look out for the Summer issue of the Star for a synopsis of the production!

* In case you're wondering what the difference between first violin and principal cellist is, principal cellists act as section leaders and therefore may be placed in different areas on the stage. The case does not necessarily ring true for first violins, as they usually are playing the higher parts, most often which is the melody. 'Tis all.

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