Eight Gigs: Philippe Sly & John Charles Britton
Sat., May 16, 8 p.m., Mondavi Center, $11-$32
Before the Mondavi Center closes out yet another fabulous season of music, art and dance, it will host yet another magnificent feast for the ears. The wonderful Philippe Sly (pictured) will hold court at the intimate Vanderhoef Studio Theatre along with guitarist John Charles Britton in tow. If you're a fan of the late Austrian composer Franz Schubert, this recital is a must-see. Not only is French-Canadian Sly's voice one of the greatest young bass-baritones throughout the world, he'll be featured in the San Francisco Opera's Le Nozze Di Figaro which starts a near three-week residency in mid-June. 9399 Old Davis Road, http://philippesly.com.