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David Bratman

David Bratman is a librarian who lives with his lawfully wedded soprano and a wall full of symphony recordings.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 28, 2015

The program was sparkling, imaginative, and even exotic, featuring works from Chinese-American composer Chen Yi and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.

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Festival Review
August 10, 2015

Performing works inspired by Schubert’s example brought needed variety to [email protected].

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Festival Review
July 30, 2015

Schubert lived a tragic life, resulting in some dour music. But the third Schubertiade in [email protected] summer festival proved even the darkest music can be rewarding.

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Festival Review
July 21, 2015

This year, the chamber music festival features performances of the music of and music that inspired the Austrian composer.

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Festival Review
July 6, 2015

Cellist Arnold Choi performed four works, three unaccompanied, at the festival’s new venue in downtown San Jose.

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Chamber Music Review
June 23, 2015

A trio (plus some friends) provided excitement in a party of French chamber music.

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Recital Review
May 18, 2015

Clarinetists Romie de Guise-Langlois and David Shifrin, occasionally joined by violin and piano, dazzled.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 11, 2015

The symphony, with assistance from choristers, performed the Rachmaninoff masterpiece, which is based off the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

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April 27, 2015
The festival is converting to a year-long program and expanding its offerings.
April 23, 2015
The series, which has not announcing an upcoming season, is ending after a 17-year run due to lack of funding.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 13, 2015

The Australian Chamber Orchestra performed Mozart, Haydn, and a work by Jonny Greenwood, better known as the guitarist from Radiohead.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 30, 2015

The volunteer orchestra turns out a pleasing performance of serious works by Sibelius and Bartók and a humorous original composition.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 25, 2015

The former LSO principal conductor and current San Francisco Symphony music director returned to the stage with the orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 17, 2015

Program takes a pleasing look at the cheerful and half-serious sides of the composer.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 10, 2015

A suite by Edvard Grieg was the surprise highlight of a lively concert.

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Chamber Music Review
February 26, 2015

The brilliant last quartets combined with some of Beethoven's earliest in two exhilarating concerts.

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Chamber Music Review
February 19, 2015

Stanford musicians and guests perform Haydn’s first and final symphony, written in the same key, 36 years apart.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 27, 2015

Forget “autumnal”: The Budapest Festival Orchestra brought full-throated, heroic Brahms symphonies to Davies Symphony Hall.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 21, 2015

Jon Nakamatsu teamed with Symphony Silicon Valley, the 1927-designed California Theatre, and works by Gershwin and Ravel to transport audiences back to the roaring ‘20s.

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Chamber Music Review
January 12, 2015

Usually hidden in the pit, S.F. Opera Orchestra musicians took center stage at Music at Kohl Mansion, and played a beautiful and intriguing concert.

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