Friday Nights at the de Young: Contemporary Opera | Golden Gate Park
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
6:30pm – Wilsey Court – Ensemble Parallele: Maya Kherani and J. Raymond Myers, Four Saints in Three Acts
Join sopranos Maya Kherani and Kelly Rubinsohn, mezzo-soprano Erin Neff, bass-baritone John Bischoff, and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi as they perform selected arias and ensembles from operas by Britten, Adamo, Weill, Golijov, Harbison, Floyd, Barber, Ravel, Previn, and Perla. Enjoy the open space of the de Young’s Wilsey Court, where the music will resonate among the museum’s thought-provoking permanent collection works.
7:00pm – Koret Auditorium - Kathan Brown, founding director, Crown Point Press
Kathan Brown is an artist, writer, printer, and entrepreneur and the founder in 1962 of Crown Point Press, a Bay Area publishers of artists’ etchings. Brown’s initial publishing program focused on local artists—etchings by Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud were the first two projects she published. Artists began coming to Crown Point from New York in the early 1970s, and by the end of the decade Brown was inviting artists from around the world.