Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by scheduling a visit to one of these vibrant music events with a female lead. Here are just a few selections from our comprehensive calendar; see all upcoming March music events in the Bay Area here.
Eliane Elias: Music from Man of La Mancha, at SFJAZZ Center, March 7-10
The elegant and swinging pianist and singer serves up a rich menu of music with bassist Marc Johnson, drummer Tiago Michelin and percussionist Manolo Badrena: songs from her “Man of La Mancha” CD opening night, her own music on the second and songs from her native Brazil March 9-10. See details.
Deborah Voigt, soprano, at San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, March 11
The sterling American soprano, on the Conservatory faculty full-time since 2016, hadn’t picked her repertoire at press time, but whatever Voigt sings at this Faculty Artists Series recital with pianist Steven Bailey will be welcomed by the Hume Hall crowd. See details.
Program 3: Forbidden Music at First Congregational Church/Berkeley, March 21
Venezuelan-American pianist Vanessa Perez makes her debut with New Century Chamber Orchestra and concertmaster Daniel Hope playing music “written in the shadow of oppressive regimes,” including the Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra by Erwin Schulhoff, a Czech Jew banned by the Nazis.” See details.