Saturday, June 23, 2018

AACI: Concert with Valerie Capers and members of the SF Opera 7:30 PM June 30

Dr. Valerie Capers

African American Composer Initiative

The AACI presents:
Wagner Takes the "A" Train

Saturday June 30th, 7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Musicians of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra will host a companion piece to Wagner's Ring Cycle with very special guest, jazz composer and pianist Dr. Valerie Capers. This unique performance features Dr. Capers on the piano with her musical collaborator, bassist John Robinson III, along with members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Dr. Capers will also share her reflections on Wagner and the influence his mighty Ring Cycle has had on her jazz composition. Wagner Takes the "A" Train is a meeting of musical styles guaranteed to please both opera devotees and jazz lovers. Don't miss it! (Seating is limited.)

All proceeds for this event benefit the African American Composers Initiative, dedicated to commissioning and presenting the work of African American composers, past and present. For more information on the AACI, visit

LaDoris Cordell, Jodi Gandolfi, Deanne Tucker and all the musicians of AACI

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