Hurd performs free concert Saturday at CSMA


The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled a free concert featuring award-winning composer George Hurd 7:30 p.m. Saturday in CSA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Hurd plans to perform pieces from his newest endeavor, “Echolocation.” The project uses Hurd’s location-specific audio recordings to enhance his music about places across Europe, New Zealand, North America and Africa. The recordings are woven together with an array of percussive beats, warped recordings of classical instruments and sounds from street musicians.

Felder's 'Paris' poised to open in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s world premiere of “Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story,” written and performed by piano virtuoso Felder and directed by Trevor Hay, is set to open this week and run through May 5 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Paris” explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. It includes Felder performing “La Mer,” “Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" and “Clair de Lune,” among other pieces.

'Rosetta' rocks on


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Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Michelle E. Jordan, left) and Marie Knight (Marissa Rudd) perform together in “Marie and Rosetta.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the musical “Marie and Rosetta” through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Developed at TheatreWorks’ 2015 New Works Festival by Lucille Lortel Award winner George Brant, “Marie and Rosetta” is based on the true story of musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who stirred up churchgoers in the morning and rocked the Cotton Club at night. She inspired Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and other famous singers on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pear's 'Sojourn' continues run


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Drew Benjamin Jones and Lauren Domingo star in Pear Theatre’s “Sojourn.”

Pear Theatre’s world premiere of Evan Kokkila-Schumacher’s futuristic play “Sojourn” is set to run through April 7 in Mountain View.

Set in the later half of this century, “Sojourn” follows astronauts Nick and Deanna five years after they embark on a one-way mission into the cosmos aboard their vessel, Sojourn. As they journey farther from home, their ship provides the means for survival, but the mission itself and the isolation of space threaten to divide them.

Western Ballet's 'La Luna' set for this weekend in Mtn. View

Western Ballet’s spring show, “La Luna,” is scheduled this weekend in Mountain View.

The performance will feature artistic director Alexi Zubiria’s “Café Passáge,” along with noted choreographer Vicente Nebrada’s “Percussion for Six Men” and “La Luna,” which represents a ritualistic theme of the moon and the creation of its children.

'Aliens' lands in Mountain View Friday

Upstage Theater’s production of “The Aliens” is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

Written by Annie Baker, the drama tells the story of two men who pass their time behind a coffee shop in Vermont discussing poetry, music and wind farms, along with a lonely teenager who works at the shop.


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