battle hymns by David Lang at Kezar Pavillion
David Lang's little match girl passion at ODC last year was amazing. Volti, the Leah Stein Dance Company, the San Francisco Choral Society, and the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir are performing a magnificent piece by him, battle hymns, for over 150 performers that touches on the feelings of people in the time of the American Civil War, through texts from that era, dance, and multi-layered vocal orchestration.
I saw this tonight. There are three more performances this weekend:
Saturday April 27 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday April 28 at 3pm
All performances at Kezar Pavillion.
Pro tip #1: Wear a sweater and jacket for the evening performance.
Pro tip #2: Try and sit up and to the side so you can look down.
Pro tip #3: Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley afterwards.