Music, he adds, also “gives your kids a sense of who you are.” Bell, who lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughters, aged 3 and 6, peppered his playlist with music he plays at home. “I’m really proud of the fact that when I go out of town, my daughters can sort of invoke my spirit with Bob Marley music — ‘cuz that’s what Dad plays when he’s around.’” The T Sisters will join Morgan and the orchestra in one of their favorites, Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”. “There’s something about that song that’s sort of reassuring,” says Bell, noting that the list also includes songs at the other end of the political spectrum, such as “Mississippi Goddam” by Simone, “which is in no way reassuring.”.
“Get Fresh Stay Healthy” is the theme of this year’s F.A.S.T, event, 7 ballet shoes antique silver tone shoe14 which “is yet another tool to combat violence and poor nutrition in our community,” said Olis Simmons, president and chief executive officer of Youth UpRising, the East Oakland neighborhood transformation center, “We have to do more to counterbalance the negative images of Oakland and the violence that impacts us all.”, Simmons said F.A.S.T, is the result of Youth UpRising’s partnership with the Oakland Police Department, public officials, city agencies, community-based organizations, employers and Oakland residents, This year, Youth UpRising partnered with the Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to promote health, fitness and nutrition resources with city’s flatland residents..
Composer Jennifer Higdon will be a featured composer in New Century Chamber Orchestra s 2015-16 season. (Courtesy of Jennifer Higdon. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon highlights the New Century Chamber Orchestra s 2015-16 season as Featured Composer, with three of her works on the ensemble s Sept. 17-20 opening programs and the commissioned world premiere of a dance suite from her closing out the season May 5-8, 2016. Guest artists for the season include Metropolitan Opera star soprano Susanna Phillips, klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, the San Francisco Girls Chorus and British violinist Daniel Hope, serving as guest concertmaster for a program devoted to his late mentor Yehudi Menuhin. Music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and NCCO will perform all five of their season programs in Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Rafael. Subscriptions, ranging from $78 to $220, are available at www.ncco.org. Single tickets go on saleAug. 1.— Sue Gilmore, Staff.
Chess Fest: Free recreational event for chess players and would-be chess players of all ages, Limited instruction provided, Children should be accompanied by parent, Sundays, Sept, 14 and Oct, 12, 2-5 p.m, Stocklmeir School lunch tables, 592 Dunholme Way, Sunnyvale, 408-736-7138, Native Horticultural Symposium: Learn how to conserve irrigation water and create a beautiful 7 ballet shoes antique silver tone shoe14 landscape at the same time at “Saving Water, Creating Beauty with California Native Plants,” September 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, $55-$90, To register and for more information, visit cnps-scv.org or call 408-828-6467..
Nakamatsu joins conductor Carlos Vieu in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (March 16-18.) Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” and Inocente Carreño’s “Margariteña” complete the program. Conductor John Nelson leads the orchestra, joined by the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and bass-baritone Adam Lau (with additional soloists TBA), in Haydn’s masterful oratorio, “The Creation” (May 5-6.). The season closes June 2-3 with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring pianist Prutsman in the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and “Marche Slave” complete the program. Tatsuya Shimono conducts.