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Gayatri Venkatesan (soprano) in concert with the Googler Orchestra

Date & Time: Saturday March 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students

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Health and Safety

In accordance with health and safety guidelines from the City and County of San Francisco, a face covering is required for all concerts at Incarnation Episcopal church and must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Please click here for full details.

Program

“Mein Herr Marquis” (from Die Fledermaus) J. Strauss II
(1824 – 1899)
“Willow Song“ (from The Ballad of Baby Doe) Douglas Moore
(1893 1969
“Sul fil d’un soffio etesio ” (from Falstaff) Giuseppe Verdi
(1813 – 1901)
“O mio babbino caro” (from Gianni Schicchi)                               Giacomo Puccini
(1858 – 1924)
“A Chloris” Reynaldo Hahn
(1874 – 1947)

“Pantomime”
“Clair de Lune”
“Pierrot”
“Apparation”

Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)
“Come Ready and See Me”
(from Eight Songs)
Richard Hundley
(1931 – 2018) 
“Frühlingsstimmen” J. Strauss II
(1824 – 1899)

To be announced: Orchestral pieces by The Googler Orchestra.

About the Artists

Gayatri

Gayatri Venkatesan, soprano, is a recent first place winner of the American Protege International Vocal Competition, and has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2022 as part of their winners concert. Some of her notable performances include Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Leila in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles. She has also been in the chorus of Opera San Jose’s production of Mozart & Salieri, and Lamplighters Musical theater in their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. In addition to her operatic performances, Gayatri has found solid ground as the soprano soloist at Union Church of Cupertino, under the direction of Dr. Ross Hoksbergen. She has been featured in the chorus of Andrea Bocelli’s 2012 and 2018 concerts at the SAP center in San Jose. Her upcoming engagements include promotional concerts at the Equator Festival in London to advertise an upcoming asian-western cross-cultural opera based on the life of Noor, directed by Priti Paintal.

In addition to working as a Financial Analyst at Google, Gayatri runs a busy voice studio in the SF Bay Area. Her students have enjoyed lead roles in several community theater productions, and in addition, have received gold medals at the state and national level in the Royal Conservatory of Music annual examinations. Ms. Venkatesan is also active in the Royal Conservatory of Music and NATS communities.

The Googler Orchestra

In the summer of 2016, around 30 Googlers picked up their instruments and played in The Googler Orchestra’s very first concert. Ever since then, they’ve rehearsed weekly and grown in numbers, with their last in-person performance featuring 80 Googler musicians. After Googlers started working from home, one orchestra member posted a call to get people to play together virtually. That started the Googler Virtual Orchestra, which has increased the group’s membership; their third recording will feature more than 100 musicians across three countries. 

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