September 29, 2020 | 8 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
The Poetry of Paul Celan
Explore the world of Jewish Romanian poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan, whose work inspired composer Mathew Aucoin to create The No One's Rose. Aucoin joins PBO's Jews & Music scholar Francesco Spagnolo and stage director Zack Winokur in dialogue about music, life, and loss, including an exploration of visual artist Anselm Kiefer, whose works were inspired by Celan.Cancelled due to COVID-19
November 2, 2020 | 8 p.m.
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Purcell, Monkeys, and Chocolate
What do. dancing apes, chocolate poisoning, and Henry Purcell have in common? Let Music Director Richard Egarr connect the dots through lively, interactive discussion about the English composer and performances by soprano Rowan Pierce.Cancelled due to COVID-19
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