Saturday September 7, 2013 8pm Join Dawn Harms, newly-appointed Music Director of Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS), as she conducts the opening night concert of the 2013-14 season. Special stars Frederica Von Stade, Melody Moore and Marisol DeAnda sing Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier Trio finale. Jake Heggie's Primary Colors and Rachmaninoff Symphony #2 complete the program. SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street (at Van Ness), San Francisco, 94102. For tickets ($35-55) and info visit http://bars-sf.org/
About Dawn Harms, Music Director
Dawn Harms' diverse career ranges from playing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at a Giants game with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, to playing on her cousin Tom Waits' CD's, Alice, Blood Money, and Bad as Me. A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the critically acclaimed New Century Chamber Orchestra, Dawn also performs as co-concertmaster with the Oakland East Bay Symphony.
Dawn was chosen to be one of the fellows at the exclusive American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, where she worked with some of the top conductors of the world. She is co-founder and Music Director of the Music at Kirkwood chamber music festival and currently serves on the music faculty at Stanford University.
Dawn was featured in a concert at the Guggenheim Museum, premiering works by Jake Heggie and Gordon Getty, where she collaborated with Frederica von Stade, Zheng Cao, Eugenia Zukerman, and Matt Haimowitz.