Must See Music

From lustful early Jewish Sephardic and Christian songs to jazz guitar and Puccini's first success, here's a selection of music coming up in the Bay Area. The following are just a few examples; check out more music in the Bay Area here.

“Manon Lescaut” at San Francisco Opera through November 26


She gave up true love for luxury. Now she wants it back. Relive the unmatched feeling of dawning love in the opera that skyrocketed Puccini to success. Don't miss Nicola Luisotti's return to conduct fan favorites Lianna Haroutounian and Brian Jagde in this luxurious production.  See details.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Presented by San Francisco Performances at Herbst Theatre: November 23


The far-ranging Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, known for its transcriptions of classic works and fresh approach to contemporary and world music, serves up a program encompassing tunes by jazz guitarists Ralph Towner and Pat Metheny, Chorale by contemporary classical composer and guitarist Frederic Hand, Chet Atkins country songs and Jimi Hendrix’s The Wind Cries Mary.  See more.


“Tres Hermanicas & Aquila” Presented by The San Francisco Early Music Society at Church of the Advent: November 22-November 24


The San Francisco Early Music Society presents two new medieval music groups, Tres Hermanicas and the quintet Aquila, teaming up to present a mix of Jewish Sephardic and Christian songs from early Spain, thematically linked around food and drink, roses, dreams, tall tales, lust, love and faith. That’s plenty for one night.  See details.

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