On to San Francisco

Following our debut in New York City we travelled to San Francisco. Tenor Bryan Lopez arrived from Havana/Miami, passport and visa now in hand.

Roberto welcomes Bryan to San Francisco.

Roberto welcomes Bryan to San Francisco.

On Sunday my wife and I gave the artists a tour of the area. The Golden Gate Bridge rated high among the favorites — the Haight-Ashbury not so much.

Barbara at the edge of the Pacific continent.

Barbara at the edge of the Pacific continent.

Roberto with Golden Gate Bridge, San Franciaco.

Roberto with Golden Gate Bridge, San Franciaco.

My wife Deborah, son Jonah, and I had the pleasure of hosting the artists in our home. Oh, and the music!

Rehearsal in mi casa.

Rehearsal in mi casa.

Composer fingers on my piano.

Composer fingers on my piano.

On Tuesday, February 3, we presented excerpts in the Wattis Room at Davies Symphony Hall. Composer Roberto Valera had a baby grand piano this time.

Barbara and Roberto share a moment.

Barbara and Roberto share a moment.

Barbara and Bryan sing.

Barbara and Bryan sing.

The room was full! Guests included Danny Glover and his family, members of the San Francisco Opera Board of Directors — and some staff, Revolution of Forms book author John Loomis, patrons of the arts, friends, and family.

Audience at the Wattis Room, San Francisco

Audience at the Wattis Room, San Francisco

Thanks to supporters Bill and Alice Russell-Shapiro for helping make the night a special one.

 

 

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