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 31, 2011

In the top ranks of violinists, he continues to find Bach greatly pleasurable. But he has someone else teach the instrument to his children.

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Upcoming Concert
October 31, 2011

Luminaries from all over gather to honor the glorious voice and career of a great mezzo-soprano, not to mention her offstage work for young people.

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Upcoming Concert
October 28, 2011

Every seat should be taken for a production that delivers the unbeatable combination of Susan Graham and David Daniels. Potentially as rewarding are the San Francisco debut of soprano Lisette Oropesa and the return of early-music specialist and contralto Sonia Prina.

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Upcoming Concert
October 28, 2011

If you’ve been avoiding “modern” music like the plague, you may not realize that fashion has brought new music back into audience-pleasing land. One of the more attractive young exponents of this trend is Kenji Bunch, the Oregon-born, multistylistic composer whose Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra brings back the glory days of melody.

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Upcoming Concert
October 28, 2011

Tragedy and comedy vie for attention in Richard Strauss’ technically demanding, gorgeous score and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s fascinating play-within-a-play libretto.

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Upcoming Concert
October 26, 2011

A respected church music director is being celebrated for his six decades of excellence and inspiration.

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Upcoming Concert
October 23, 2011

Nicola Luisotti takes the San Francisco Opera Orchestra across the Bay Bridge, to Cal Performances on Oct. 28 and talks candidly about his passion for conducting the orchestra.

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Upcoming Concert
October 21, 2011

The Cashore Marionettes will come to life at Cal Performances on Oct. 23. They are in no way a simple puppet show, but characters alive on stage.

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Upcoming Concert
October 21, 2011

The first Chinese classical guitarist to launch an international career, Xuefei Yang was so accomplished as a teen that John Williams gave two of his own Smallman guitars to the Beijing Conservatory so she would have excellent instruments to play.

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Upcoming Concert
October 21, 2011

The men's choir Clerestory, originally a splinter group from Chanticleer, is one of the less-known Bay Area treasures. If you've never looked in on them, here is a wonderful-sounding program about the music of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, presented in conjunction with Humanities West's seminar weekend.

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