Sunday, June 14, 2009

June 14 - Holy Sunday!

No rest for the wary, back to the city, down Geary Avenue past St. Mary's,


and Holy Virgin (terrifically popular lady!) Russian Orthodox Cathedral,

to the Outer Richmond,

in view of the radiant Pacific,

for a San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra retreat at Ann Szalba's (second from left, with Rachel Condry, Lisa Scola Prosek, and Erling Wold) and

Davide Verotta's (here with Loren Jones).

Then back Fulton,

down Stanyon at the

eastern end of

Golden Gate Park and

the western side of the Haight and Panhandle,

across Oak,

onto 101,

and 80,

below One Rincon,

over the bridge,



Live Oak Park (which evidently admits singers and sycamores),

for San Francisco Cabaret Opera's double bill of Zak Watkins's No Exit

(after Jean-Paul Sartre), and

(Hadley at the piano for both productions) Gian Carlo Menotti's

The Old Maid

and the Thief.

Impressive on both counts, with a dream cast of female leads Michelle Jasso, Meghan Dibble, and Suzanna Mizell in the latter.

Cast party after at Tuk-Tuk Tai, with director Harriet March and Wayne Wong (Garcin);


Michelle, and beau; and

Suzanna, her paramour, and

Diane; followed by home for the orchestration of page 11 Elijah Rock: XXIV. Benhadad (The Purges and Jezebel).