Rehearsals started this week for the second production of Sredni Vashtar, coming to the San Francisco Conservatory’s Concert Hall on October 30 at 8 pm. In addition to the opera, we'll be hearing the premiere of the woodwind quintet version of Figments, and are very fortunate to have SF Symphony principals Jonathan Vinocour and Robin Sutherland joining us for the premiere of the Rhapsody for Viola and Piano. The concert starts with Contraption No. 1 for the Marantz Vorsetzer, and Keisuke Nakagoshi will once again be the pianist in the concluding work, Concertino for Piano and Percussion.
There's more information at srednivashtar.com (pictured above), including musician bios and the full text of Saki’s short story, “Sredni Vashtar.” A number of talented photographers have visited us during rehearsals; you can see the Vashtar Orchestra in several photo albums on Facebook: www.facebook.com/srednivashtaropera.
Do join us on October 30th for some fantastic performances!