To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, live chamber music, art-making activities for all ages, and more.
Claudio Santome completed training as music teacher in Buenos Aires with a masters from the Teatro Colón where he also sung Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. After emigrating to the US in 1997, he performed Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla in California, Michigan, Switzerland, Italy, and Argentina. He specializes in Belcanto repertoire singing from Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. In the symphonic repertoire, he sung Carmina Burana, as tenor and baritone, Gustav Mahler's Ruckert and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
To celebrate the opening of special exhibition Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, Italian opera, art-making activities for all ages, and more.
Schedule of Events
12–1:30 pm, Gallery 10
Italian Opera by Claudio Santome
The Legion of Honor’s Skinner Organ is a spectacular musical instrument created by one of America's most distinguished organ builders. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert, held every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm. Concerts last about an hour, are informal, and include the opportunity to ask questions of the organist.
Jonathan Dimmock, the principal organist of the Legion of Honor, maintains the weekly roster of performers from around the Bay Area and internationally.
With a love of tackling the string quartet canon and as fierce a passion for discovering newly composed works, Amaranth was founded in 2013 and proudly calls the Bay Area home. Members Katie von Braun, Abigail Shiman, Erica Zappia, and Helen Newby bring classical music beyond the concert hall, striving to reach divergent audiences ranging from high school classrooms to neighborhood bars alike.
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