January Concert Highlights
January at the Conservatory is a brief month, but one full of riches - concerts that sparkle with vocal pyrotechnics and romantic gems. Our Alumni Recital Series continues with a visit from a favorite Bay Area soprano now gone on to international acclaim. A seasoned baritone shares the secrets of his craft with current students. And an expert pianist, writer and lecturer brings his insights to bear in a performance of the Romantic masters. So awake from a long winter's nap and help us herald the New Year with some of the best musical offerings of the season.
Marnie Breckenridge

Alumni Recital Series Soprano Marnie Breckenridge ('96) has won acclaim not just for her diamond-bright coloratura but for her nuanced portrayals of the repertoire's most demanding roles, from Donizetti's tragic Lucia to Bernstein's wily Cunegonde. She is joined by pianist Kristin Pankonin ('89) in a recital featuring Barber, Strauss and the Bay Area's best contemporary vocal composers including Jake Heggie, Henry Mollicone, Jack Perla and the Conservatory's own David Conte and David Garner.

Saturday, January 19, 8 p.m., Concert Hall, $20/$15.....
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William Sharp
Master Class Baritone William Sharp has won praise in The New York Times for his ability to "evoke the special character of every song his sings." His vocal mastery spans genres from art song to oratorio and contemporary opera. Sharp shares his gift for breathing life into repertoire with Conservatory students in a free master class open to the public.

Monday, January 21, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, free
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Scott Foglesong

Faculty Artist Series ∙ The great Romantic composers are rightly known for the sweep of their symphonies. In his recital "The Art of the Romantic Miniature," however, pianist Scott Foglesong reveals how these masters manage to pack just as much punch in smaller works. A sought-after lecturer and writer and chair of the Conservatory's music theory and musicianship department, Foglesong rolls up his sleeves at the keyboard to illuminate works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy and Scriabin.

Sunday, January 27, 2 p.m.,
Concert Hall, $20/$15.....
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Voice Concerto Competition Finals ∙ Students from the Conservatory's voice department put their best foot forward in this annual competition, vying for the opportunity to perform a large-scale work with the Conservatory Orchestra. Judges include artistic staff and administrators from the San Francisco Opera.

Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.,
Concert Hall, free
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  Light fare from Cfe Crme is available one hour before performance and during intermission.

For more concerts offered at the Conservatory, view the January monthly calendar.

Call the Box Office for tickets at 415.503.6275. Visit sfcm.edu for complete calendar information including concert changes and updates.

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