Cabaret, Culture, and Cinema
By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka
Accidentally Double Booked Presents: B.O.O.B.S!
Busty, Over-the-Top, Outrageous, Brawds, Singin!
What happens when three of San Francisco’s funniest and belting bawdy B.O.O.B.S. collide? Join Leanne Borghesi, Jessica Coker and Soila Hughes for a titillating musical journey of Busty, Over-the-Top, Outrageous, Brawds, Singin! Fall into the musical cleavage of laughter, sex, love, femme fatal power, and self discovery. B.O.O.B.S! – this year’s hottest comedic cabaret experience is under the musical direction of San Francisco’s own: Ben Prince. Sound Design is by Sound Productions. Performances are at The Community Music Center located at 544 Capp Street this Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm (doors open one-half hour prior). 10% of all proceeds will be donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Click here for ticket information: B.O.O.B.S!
THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY – Presents
Violinist Leila Josefowicz and Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto (Concentric Paths) April 1st – 4th in Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco Symphony (SFS) Associate Conductor James Gaffigan leads violinist Leila Josefowicz and the SFS in Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto (Concentric Paths) beginning tonight through Saturday, April 4th in Davies Symphony Hall. The program also features Haydn’s Symphony No. 52 in C minor and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major. Click here for ticket information: SFSymphony
Leila Josefowicz is a violinist who is captivating audiences with her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary works. Since her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of sixteen, Josefowicz has blossomed into one of today’s preeminent soloists, performing around the globe with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors. Her recent recording of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Violin Sonata (2006) features eloquent interpretations of these haunting and sorrowful pieces, written in Stalinist Russia. Not content to simply master the standard repertoire of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky, Josefowicz is stretching the mold of the classical violinist in her passionate advocacy of contemporary composers and their work. She is a close and regular collaborator with the leading composers of the day, often premiering their new compositions. Through her performances, recordings, and recital programs, she introduces traditional, classical music audiences to noteworthy new works, illustrating the excitement and beauty that emanates from the juxtaposition of the avant-garde and eclectic with the more traditional. Josefowicz’s genuine commitment to the music of today, coupled with her keen musical intelligence and virtuosity, is inspiring new compositions for the violin and significantly broadening the instrument’s repertoire.
The Friday, April 3rd concert is the fourth in the SFS’s 2008–09 Friday 6.5 series, with an early start time of 6:30 p.m. and an opportunity to hear the conductor share unique perspectives on the composers and their music. Laura Stanfield Prichard gives the “Inside Music” talks one hour prior to each concert. Free to all concert ticket holders; doors open 15 minutes before. The SFS invites audience members to participate in Off the Podium, an informal post-concert question and answer session with conductor James Gaffigan and violinist Leila Josefowicz immediately following the concert on Wednesday, April 1st.
Capitol Films and BBC Films present THE EDGE OF LOVE
Opening on Friday, April 3rd, at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.
Matthew Rhys stars as poet Dylan Thomas in this beautiful romantic drama directed by the award-winning John Maybury (Love is the Devil, The Jacket) and produced by Rebekah Gilbertson and Sarah Radclyffe. The screenplay is by Sharman MacDonald. THE EDGE OF LOVE was the opening film at the 2008 Edinburgh Film Festival.
A beautifully drawn love story, the film revolves around two feisty, free-spirited women, Caitlin Thomas (Sienna Miller) and Vera Killick (Keira Knightley), Vera’s husband William Killick (Cillian Murphy), and the brilliant, charismatic poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys) who loves both women. Broken promises, passion, betrayal, the shadow of war and the constant threat of imminent death push the protagonists to THE EDGE OF LOVE. By no means a biopic in the traditional vein, the story explores the bohemian underworld of war-torn London, and the intimate complexities of two young couples whose lives and loves become dangerously intertwined.
Click here for more information: Opera Plaza Cinema
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