BCCO’s commanding performances of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at UC Berkeley’s Hertz Hall last June earned a top spot in the 2015-16 Best of the Bay reader poll by San Francisco Classical Voice.
3 December 2003, dress rehearsal at St. Joseph’s: The evening light in the church is rose, mysterious and evocative. It is December, month of short dark days. These days, I have been darkly musing. Deficient in my accomplishments, strivings incomplete, relationship faltering. Worst, world-worry heavy around my shoulders. Sorrow. We are on the risers, standing […]
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, we streamed our performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, with Ming Luke conducting the orchestra and chorus; Eric Choate conducted the chamber orchestra and soloists, and Anne Hegge conducted the San Francisco Girls Chorus. The pre-concert talk was given by Marika Kuzma (you can also listen to the audio from […]
In the lobby, at BCCO’s spring 2016 performance of the War Requiem, people left messages on post-it notes as tributes.
Futility by Wilfred Owen Move him into the sun— Gently its touch awoke him once, At home, whispering of fields unsown. Always it awoke him, even in France, Until this morning and this snow. If anything might rouse him now The kind old sun will know. Think how it wakes the seeds— Woke, once, the […]