This week the San Francisco Symphony held their first ever Oktoberfest at the Davis Symphony Hall! Before the performance began, we had the opportunity to attend their speakeasy VIP biergarten. We called it a “speakeasy” because each VIP guest was escorted through a secret passage backstage that didn’t seem like much until you reached a…

Pop-up biergarten anyone? This week the San Francisco Symphony is celebrating Oktoberfest with a VIP beirgarten at the Davis Symphony Hall with live music, unlimited beer, brats and games. Afterwards, Christian Reif will be conducting the San Francisco Symphony in an Oktoberfest-inspired concert featuring festive drinking songs, polkas and waltzes. We sat down with Christian to…

This isn’t just another write-up about what people wore on the red carpet and how they styled their hair. We spent the night scouting out the musicians, staff and the behind-the-scenes celebrities that turned a typical Thursday night into a full-fledged musical affair. (Scroll down for our exclusive video footage!) First, we headed over to…

La Bohéme has always been on of my favorite operas because I’m in LOVE with the Broadway production Rent! Did you know that Rent was based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera?? Yes, there are a few differences (okay, maybe a lot) but Jonathan Larson created Rent because he wanted to update the setting and story of…

When I tell friends or co-workers that I’m going to the opera, the typical response is, “….”. Dead silence. But once I tell them about the custom designed costumes, the set that was flown in from overseas and the champagne that is waiting for me at intermission, their reaction turns from silence to interest. There’s a…