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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love

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We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a special 3-part mini series of concerts, starting this Saturday June 17th at 7:30 p.m.

The featured artist will be violinist Lucian Kano Balmer. He will be performing with Joanna Mack on sitar and Josh Mellinger on tabla, but he also will be joined by Ivo Bukolic on viola. In addition, Balmer will perform as a vocalist, as well as a violinist. His group will play and improvise on traditional Hindustani music. However, the program will also include original pieces by Balmer, which he describes as “Raga-infused.”

For details and ticket information visit http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com or call 415-564-2324

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Opera Gala and Reception: Saturday 08.13.2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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2016 Sunset Music & Ats Opera gala returns with artists from the San Francisco Opera Chorus: Aimée Puentes, soprano; Sally Porter Munro, mezzo-soprano; Colby Roberts, tenor; Frederick Matthews, baritone. Dr. Bryan Baker accompanies on the piano. This popular annual event will feature songs and arias from opera and musical theater. A free reception follows the concert.

Date: Saturday August 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $30 General, $25 Seniors/Students
Buy tickets online. (Tickets available at the door if not sold out.)

For more information visit http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com

Artists:
Aimée Puentes, soprano, has sung leading opera roles including, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, Micäela in Carmen, Sister Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Musetta in La Boheme, Nannetta in Falstaff, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Paquette in Candide, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera, Arizona Opera, Pensacola Opera, New Orleans Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera San Jose, Opera Southwest, West Bay Opera and Sacramento Opera.

Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano) is a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. While living in England she sang with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, and as an oratorio soloist in Europe. She also performed with the BBC Singers on radio and television. She is a full time member of The San Francisco Opera Chorus and has covered and sung a number of small roles. Ms. Munro has sung as a soloist with Pocket Opera, Berkeley Opera, North Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Lake Tahoe Festival.

Tenor Colby Roberts has sung with opera companies throughout the country, including Orlando Opera, National Grand Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, New York Grand Opera and New Jersey State Opera and has been part of the chorus with San Francisco Opera for over 30 years. His concert performances have taken him across the United States, and to Europe and Israel. Bay Area credits include performances with San Francisco Lyric Opera where he sang Alfredo in La Traviata, the title roles in Werther and Andrea Chenier, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Cavaradossi in Tosca.

Frederick Matthews (baritone) has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his appearances on the operatic and concert stages. International recognition came while on tour singing the role of “Jake” in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, when it was reported that he “projected evenly balanced singing and left an exquisite stage impression.” (Neue Presse – Augsburg, Germany) Now residing in the Bay Area, he has been seen in a variety of solo and bit parts with the San Francisco Opera.

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Opera Double Bill: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

A Sunset Music | Arts and Verismo Opera joint presentation.

Enjoy a comedic romp through Gianni Schicchi with a cunning con artist that tricks the greedy Donati family who are fighting over their dying relative’s estate.  Laugh and weep with Canio, the clown, over the tragedy of a love triangle in Pagliacci.  Both operas are full of gorgeous and well-known music, such as: O mio babbino caro and Vesti la giubba (the clown who cries behind his makeup).

Date & Time: Saturday June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students
Limited Seating. Reserve your tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opera-double-bill-pagliacci-and-gianni-schicchi-tickets-25448481092

For additional information visit http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com or call (415) 564-2324

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Hamlet – the touring production by SF Shakespeare Festival

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Watch SF Shakespeare Festival‘s one-hour touring production of Shakespeare’s ghostly tale of a prince whose royal family is disrupted by revenge and corruption, and is considered to be one of his finest commentaries on morality and the human condition.

Date: Sat. February 27 at 2 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $15 General, $12 Seniors/Students.
Special $10 per person group rate (10 or more)
For additional details click here.

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Remembrances: A Musical Tribute

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A chamber music concert featuring music of David Ryther, Samuel Barber, Philip Glass, and Antonin Dvořák.

Saturday January 16, 2015, 7 p.m.

Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $15 General / $12 Seniors & Students
Buy tickets online.
Tickets are also available at the door on the day, if the show is not sold out.

Read a review by Stephen Smoliar, San Francisco Examiner, Classical Music reporter.

For more details visit http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com.

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Advent Lessons and Carols

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Advent Lessons and Carols service, tonight, Saturday December 19 at 6:30 pm. For details on the service visit https://sunsetarts.wordpress.com/festival-of-lessons-and-carols/

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102 Years Strong

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Happy Birthday Incarnation!!! Thankfulness and celebration for 102 years of service to God and the community in the Sunset district of San Francisco.

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Annual Bazaar

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Shop at Incarnation Episcopal Church’s Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Featured items include needlework, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, collectibles, jewelry, loose beads (including vintage and collectible), a special Christmas boutique, baked goods, silent auction and raffles.

Luncheon is served from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. for a cost of $12 per person.

When: Fri. & Sat. November 13 & 14, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
1750 Twenty-Ninth Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
(between Moraga & Noriega in the Sunset District)

Street parking is available. This location is handicapped accessible.

A Sampling of the Silent Auction Items
– 2 Tickets to the current season of the San Francisco Opera
– Vouchers for 22nd Street Market, Cache Creek Casino, Aviation Museum,
– Gift Certificates from Safeway, Trader Joe’s,
– Antiques, and
Lots more.

Come early to shop and make your bids! For pictures of items on sale visit http://www.facebook.com/incarnationsf

For more information call (415) 564-2324 or visit http://www.incarnationsf.org.

Lunch Menu:
Friday: 3 salad medley
Saturday:
Vegetarian Option: Spaghetti squash, salad and garlic bread
Non-Vegetarian Option: Lasagna, salad and garlic bread

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Prayers for the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting

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Please join us to pray for an end to gun violence in our communities at our monthly Taizé service tonight (7:30 p.m.) at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

Prayers for the victims, families, and the community of the Umpqua Community College shooting and other victims of gun violence. For additional details visit http://www.incarnationsf.org or call 415.564.2324

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Happy Birthday – The Episcopal Church

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Today in the history of the Episcopal Church – Happy Birthday TEC!

Sept 27, 1785 – First general convention of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia that forms the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

The First General Convention of Episcopal Church is held, with clergy and lay representatives from Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The General Convention authorizes the preparation of an American Prayer Book and names itself the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

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