In the Bay Area, the biggest, and most eagerly anticipated, event on the fall calendar is "Appomattox." Glass' opera, which focuses on the final days of the American Civil War, makes its world premiere in a San Francisco Opera production Oct. 5 at the War Memorial Opera House.
Meanwhile, the descendants of the owner of the home in which the surrender occurred yesterday convened, for the first time, on the reopening of the renovated structure.

Someone missed a tie-in opportunity.