Friday January 26 2024 7:00 p.m.
The Green Room
in the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
SFBaroque is American Bach's newest innovation in audience performance experiences. An offshoot of the core of American Bach Soloists, the group's name represents both the new ensemble's musicians and a bold new performance style that welcomes non-traditional classical music audiences and all who seek an informal, fun, and dramatically powerful adventure. This season, the events take place in the spectacular Green Room in San Francisco's Herbst Theatre / War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.
Mad Scenes are among the most exciting moments in opera! Characters express their mental distractions with high notes, low notes, fast notes, and passionate conviction. In the hands of Baroque masters like Handel and Vivaldi, those moments create pinnacles of drama that tear at your heartstrings as if the characters are people that we know. Sarah Coit will bring you unforgettable experiences as she moves throughout the room and among the audience, delivering gripping theatrics from only an arm's distance away. Of course, specialty cocktails will be designed for the night's theme, and casual cafe-style seating offers easy mingling with the performers.
Sarah Coit: "a longtime local treasure who outdid herself with a blazing and tender performance" (San Francisco Chronicle), "flowed with confident legato and beautiful ornamentation" (Opera News)
45 minutes prior to this performance, ticket holders can enjoy a free and informative lecture given by an ABS musician.