March is a good month for Anton Bruckner. Weeks after the San Francisco Symphony plays his gorgeous Seventh Symphony, the Berkeley Symphony, under the guiding hand of Joana Carneiro, will play his Fourth Symphony. Of more interest may be the other work on the program, Steven Stucky's The Stars and the Roses a song cycle sung by tenor Noah Stewart to the poetry of Nobel-prize winner Czesław Miłosz.
Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area. A photomontage enthusiast, he illustrates his own reviews.