Previews

Each week, SFCV looks behind the scenes to give you a sneak peak of what's coming up on stages around the Bay Area...so you can learn about concerts before they happen.

Artist Spotlight
October 3, 2011

Approaching her role with the S.F. Symphony, a leading Verdian mezzo talks about big voices, the real meaning of the bel canto style, and the birds in her life.

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Upcoming Concert
October 3, 2011

David Ramadanoff's downbeat for the Vallejo Symphony's season-opening concert marks two remarkable, contrasting events: the 80th season for the orchestra of a small city, and a comeback from last year's seemingly terminal money problems.

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Artist Spotlight
September 28, 2011

The founder (and funder) of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival talks about the banjo, his financial career, and musicians he loves to pluck strings alongside.

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Artist Spotlight
September 28, 2011

The renowned violinist is opening a new chapter, becoming music director of an esteemed British ensemble while also continuing his solo career.

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Upcoming Concert
September 27, 2011

In another sign of the times the 2010 Latin Grammy for Best Classical Album went to Fernando Otero. He's at SFJAZZ this weekend and if you like contemporary Latin American sounds, you'll definitely be pleasantly surprised at the variety of his repertoire.

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Upcoming Concert
September 27, 2011
This weekend the Ives Quartet is playing a quintet, the Brahms F-Minor Piano Quintet to be exact. But what's really exciting is that pianist Gwendolyn Mok is going to play (as she played Ravel last year), on her 19th-century piano, an Erard, the Paris firm that was one of the most highly regarded instrument makers in Europe.

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Upcoming Concert
September 27, 2011
Although the cunning folks at the San Francisco Symphony are billing this concert as “MTT Conducts Mozart and Stravinsky,” the real excitement is going to come from the local premiere of Thomas Adès' Polaris, a co-commission of the SFS, with video by Tal Rosner.

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Artist Spotlight
September 27, 2011

A New Yorker cartoonist draws musicians and celebrities, when he’s not noodling around on the ivories.

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Artist Spotlight
September 22, 2011

The acclaimed British composer reflects on his contentment with living part-time in California and being inspired to compose differently here: more boldly, with greater clarity.

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