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,
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).