A fireworks display. In 2000, Michael Tilson Thomas created fireworks with his American Mavericks Festival at Davies Symphony Hall. With the San Francisco Symphony and exceptional soloists (jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis, composer Steve Reich, even MTT himself, at the piano), he brought an unmistakable coolness factor to recent and contemporary music, from Charles Ives to John Adams. There was an implicit history lesson, too: Great American composers push boundaries. Now MTT and the orchestra are back with the second edition of American Mavericks, March 8-18 at Davies. Highlights include the world premiere of Adams’ “Absolute Jest,” featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet; selections from John Cage’s “Song Books,” featuring singers Jessye Norman, Joan LaBarbara and Meredith Monk; and much else, everything from craggy Henry Cowell (his Piano Concerto, played by the superb Jeremy Denk) to “Mass Transmission” by hipster composer Mason Bates, aka DJ Masonic. Tickets: $15-$145; 415-864-6000 or www.sfsymphony.org.
BERKELEY — With its luminous score and frequent flights into choreographed dance sequences, “Le Temple de la Gloire” (The Temple of Glory) is a rare example of the large-scale works of the French Baroque era, Related ArticlesCalifornia Symphony joins forces with ‘Star Wars’ soundtrackMTT, SF Symphony team with all-world violinist ballet slipper shoes redwork machine embroidery file design 4x4 hoop Christian TetzlaffValley of the Moon Fest brings Brahms banquet to BerkeleyMTT opens up about his approaching final season with SF SymphonyBrand new ‘Dreamers’ oratorio brings immigrant stories to Berkeley stageMusic lovers might wait a lifetime for a revival of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 1745 “ballet-héroique” (or opera-ballet), But thanks to a co-production by Cal Performances, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, the composer’s score is getting a top-notch production this weekend in Berkeley..
The PAI exhibit also includes works by 16 other artists, among them Eunice Chan, Abbas Orumchian, Michael Kesselman and Nancy Woods. The gallery is at 1777 California Drive, Burlingame. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Call 650-692-2101 or go to www.peninsulaartinstitute.org. Pryor’s paintings center on the existence and then loss of victims of repression in Argentina and other countries. In her works she starts with the image of Betina Tarnopolsky, a 15-year-old who was taken away in the middle of the night from her grandmother’s home and has never been seen again. Her parents, one brother and his wife also “disappeared.”.
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Lindsey Stirling: The classically trained violinist from Arizona is a crossover sensation who first caught the nation’s attention while competing on the TV show “America’s Got Talent” in 2010. She’s also a YouTube phenomenon, with her dance music-propelled videos garnering over a half-billion views. Stirling also headlines the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Aug. 8 ($35-$45; www.apeconcerts.com). Details: 3:40 p.m. Aug. 7; Twin Peaks Stage. Listen to: “Crystallize,” “Elements.”.