Sunset Music and Arts presents Sing Sistah Sing!—an award-winning celebration of the sound and extraordinary breadth of African American female voices over the centuries. Conceived and performed by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker, the show celebrates such musical greats as Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday. Sing Sistah Sing! uniquely features traditional storytelling and music ranging from African American field songs to spirituals, gospel, jazz, blues, and opera.
Fans will also be treated to the rollicking piano mastery of Peter Maleitzke, a popular and multi-talented San Francisco-based artist.
The concert will be held at Sunset’s primary venue, Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors and students) and are available at https://sunsetarts.wordpress.com.
Andrea Baker chose San Francisco as the first stop on her 2019 tour because the city holds a special place in her heart. She studied with Blanche Thebom a prominent American operatic artist and teacher in San Francisco and made her operatic debut in 1994 with San Francisco Opera. Having made Scotland her home, she continues to perform in major opera houses around the world, making this concert at Sunset Music and Arts her first performance in San Francisco since moving to Europe in 1997. Ms. Baker says of her upcoming San Francisco performance that “The support and guidance I received as a young artist in San Francisco gave me the tools to realize my dream of becoming a professional singer. I am so excited to see old friends and mentors and to perform again in the city that gave me so much.”
Ms. Baker’s acclaimed new solo CD will be available for sale at the event.