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SFCM Opera Presents Double Bill

The short, one-act opera, Mavra, highlights Igor Stravinsky's early flirtations with neoclassicism, a period which saw the composer produce other popular works such as Pulcinella and Symphony of Psalms. As Mavra looks to the past in both music and narrative, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas does the same. A Russian iconoclast reflects on his heritage and an English master takes on Greco-Roman mythology.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall


Curt Pajer, conductor

Heather Mathews, director

PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas

Corey Jamason, conductor

Jose Maria Condemi, director

CASTFriday, April 28Sunday, April 30



Melissa Sondhi
Ricky Garcia
Camille Sherman
Bethany Goldson
Ashten Smith
Ricky Garcia
Katharine Nunn
Kaitlin Bertschi

Dido and Aeneas

Second Woman
First Witch
Second Witch
SailorMolly Boggess
Andrew Ross
Tamara Richards
Katelyn Lewis
Erykka Jimenez
Katherine Crabill
Natasha Czajka
Gabrielle Haigh
Ente ChangeMolly Boggess
Andrew Ross
Jie Pan
Katelyn Lewis
Jessie Barnett
Katherine Crabill
Natasha Czajka
Gabrielle Haigh
Ente Change

A collaboration between SFCM's opera and historical performance departments.

These events are free and open to the public.

April 28:

April 30:

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

50 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102


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About the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Founded in 1917, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the oldest conservatory in the American West and has earned an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Its faculty includes nearly 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artists in the fields of orchestral and chamber performance, classical guitar, and jazz. The Conservatory offers its 400-plus collegiate students fully accredited bachelor's and master's degree programs in composition and instrumental and vocal performance. SFCM was the first institution of its kind to offer world-class graduate degree programs in chamber music and classical guitar. Its Pre-College Division provides exceptionally high standards of musical education and personal attention to more than 200 younger students. SFCM faculty and students give nearly 500 public performances each year, most of which are offered to the public at no charge. Its community outreach programs serve over 1,600 school children and over 6,000 members of the wider community. Notable alumni include violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern, conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, soprano Elza van den Heever, Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman and Ronald Losby, President, Steinway & Sons - Americas, among others. The Conservatory's Civic Center facility is an architectural and acoustical masterwork, and the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall was lauded by The New York Times as the "most enticing classical-music setting" in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit

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