06/02/2011 Melanie Nathan
העמוד הרשמי של שבוע הגאווה העירוני. יועלו עדכונים שוטפים על כל האירועים, המסיבות ומה שאסור לפספס במהלך שבוע הגאווה שיתחיל ב -03/06 ויגיע לשיאו במצעד הגאווה ב 10/06 תחת הכותרת ״גאה להיות שווה- צועדים יחד למען שוויון חברתי״.
Tel Aviv Pride June 03, 2011 -העמוד הרשמי This is the official page for the Israeli gay pride week, which will start in the 03/06 until the 12/06. Come party with us in our pride, with lots of great parties and the best events in the world! In this page we will update the is hottest places to go!
San Francisco, CA. Hot on the heels of his sold-out Davies Hall conducting premier, Artistic Director Timothy Seelig leads San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Ambassadors in its SF Pride weekend performance at the 33rd Annual Pride Concert.
The 33rd Annual Pride Concert – five pioneering ensembles, one fabulous performance – starts at 8 pm, Friday, June 24 at Everett Auditorium, 450 Church Street (@ 16th Street), San Francisco. Playing one night only, the concert features Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Ambassadors and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, hosted by Trauma Flintstone. Tickets are $15-$30. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available. Info at www.annualprideconcert.org, (800) 595-4TIX.
“We’re excited to present SFGMC Ambassadors in this year’s Pride Concert,” says Tyler Wanshura, executive director of Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS), one of the Pride Concert’s three co-producers. “The Pride Concert will be Dr. Seelig’s third concert in three months as artistic director of SFGMC, so he’s started off at a lively tempo! We’re looking forward to the Ambassadors bringing that energy to the stage.”
Founded in the fall of 1978, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) is the world’s first chorus to have the word “gay” in its name. The chorus made its first public appearance on the steps of San Francisco City Hall the night Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Rising to instant acclaim, the chorus embarked on an inspirational national tour in 1981, which led to the formation of new gay choruses across the nation and overseas. The Chorus has raised over $500k for charities and has a current budget of $800k. The full chorus is more than 250 members strong and presents a home season of three concert productions. The SFGMC Ambassadors (SFGMC’s outreach arm consisting of approximately 40 members) and small ensembles The Lollipop Guild and Vocal Minority support communities around the Bay Area by performing at more than 20 events each year.
The seventh Artistic Director to lead SFGMC in its 33-year history, Dr. Seelig took over the podium of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in January of this year. A native of Dallas, he is Conductor Emeritus of the Turtle Creek Chorale, founder of The Women’s Chorus of Dallas and Resounding Harmony, served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University for 14 years and was the first Artistic Director in Residence for the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA). Dr. Seelig holds four degrees, has numerous books and DVDs on choral technique; has two solo recordings, Everything Possible and Two Worlds; and appeared as soloist in world premieres of composers including Conrad Susa. Conducting regularly at the world’s premier concert halls throughout North American and Europe, Dr. Seelig is also a frequent presenter at state and national American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference conventions.
Sharing the stage with SFGMC Ambassadors as special guest performers is the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus of San Francisco (GGMC), conducted by Music Director Joseph Piazza. GGMC was formed by Dick Kramer in 1982 as the Dick Kramer Gay Men’s Chorale. Mr. Kramer, one of the founding fathers of the American gay choral movement and the original conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, envisioned a small men’s ensemble reminiscent of university men’s choruses of 19th-century Europe. Renamed the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus in 1988, the GGMC continues to present high quality performances of men’s choral music. (www.ggmc.org)
The world’s first chorus to proclaim itself lesbian and gay in its name, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco was founded in 1980 by Bay Area musicians and community members under the direction of conductor, singer and pianist Robin Kay. LGCSF was the first gay and lesbian group to win the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Arts Excellence Award (1994). More recently, under the leadership of former Artistic Director Stephanie Lynne Smith, LGCSF added a theatrical twist, performing original musicals like June Bonacich’s Group Therapy , Jack Dubowsky’s horror opera Halloween in the Castro and LGCSF’s infamous annual anti-Valentine’s and Christmas cabaret revues, Love Bites and Christmas Crap-Array. This year’s Annual Pride Concert marks the Pride debut of LGCSF’s new Artistic Director William “Billy” Sauerland, who has conducted the chorus since January 2011. After 30 years, LGCSF continues to provide a forum for San Francisco’s gay and lesbian music lovers to develop their talents and share their gifts with diverse communities locally and at events as far abroad as Chicago and Sydney, Australia. (www.lgcsf.org)
Making its debut performance this year at the Annual Pride Concert, Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS) is conducted by Daniel Canosa, who first took the podium as Artistic Director in 2009. With a repertoire of symphonic and choral masterworks of all periods, Argentina-born conductor Daniel Canosa, considered one of the best of his generation, has led orchestras and choruses in Argentina, the United States, and Europe. In Buenos Aires, he founded and directed the highly praised Conjunto Egmont. In California since 1990, Mr. Canosa has conducted the Apollo Orchestra, Auburn Symphony Orchestra and Camilla Symphony Orchestra, among others. BARS first premiered in 2008 as part of the Old First Church Concert Series and drew one of the largest audiences seen at that venue. This 90-piece orchestra has performed to virtually sold-out audiences ever since. (bars-sf.org)
Named the “Official Band of San Francisco” in honor of its 25th anniversary, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB) is the first openly gay musical organization in the world, inspiring the formation of gay/lesbian/ bisexual/transgender/ intersex/queer/questioning bands, choruses and performing groups around the globe. Founded in 1978 by Jon Sims at the height of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay crusade, the Band has made music to build understanding between communities of all sexual orientations and gender identities for 33 years. Conducted by Best of the Bay Winner Artistic Director Jadine Louie, the Band performs year-round at a range of events including a formal concert series, civic events and parades throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Its annual Dance-Along Nutcracker® draws sell-out crowds and has been regularly featured in local and national news media, including NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, Good Morning America and The Wall Street Journal. (www.sflgfb.org)
The 33rd Annual Pride Concert – five pioneering ensembles, one fabulous performance – kicks off pride weekend with music by the world’s first and most recent openly LGBTQ music ensembles performing some of the flashiest music written for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble. Playing one night only, the concert features Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, emceed by Trauma Flintstone. The program includes an Americana-style tribute to honor the 2011 Pride Theme, “In Pride We Trust,” and the lifting of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.
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WHAT: 33rd Annual Pride Concert, an Official 2011 San Francisco Pride Event
WHO: Co-produced by Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band with special guests Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Ambassadors and emcee Trauma Flintstone
WHEN: 8 pm, Friday, June 24, 2011
WHERE: Everett Auditorium, 450 Church Street (between 16th & 17th), San Francisco
EXTRAS: Family friendly program. Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.
MORE INFO: www.annualprideconcert.org / (800) 595-4TIX.
33rd Annual Pride Concert is co-produced by Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, and is an official 2011 San Francisco Pride Event, proud to be sponsored in part by Grants for the Arts of the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. First produced in 1979 at Grace Cathedral, the Annual Pride Concert is one of the longest-running annual performances in San Francisco and represents one of the first forms of open artistic expression to come from Harvey Milk’s Castro and the LGBTQ community. For information on this concert, check out the official event website at www.annualprideconcert.org or call (800) 595-4TIX.
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