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Georgia Rowe

Georgia Rowe has been a Bay Area arts writer since 1986. She is Opera News’ chief San Francisco correspondent, and a frequent contributor to San Francisco Classical Voice, Musical America, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and San Francisco Examiner. Her work has also appeared in Gramophone, San Francisco Magazine, and Songlines.

Articles by this Author

Festival Review
March 8, 2012

With programs built around composers such as John Cage, Charles Ives, Meredith Monk, and Lou Harrison, the S.F. Symphony’s three-week “American Mavericks Festival” emerged as one of this conductor’s unmitigated triumphs.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 1, 2012

The NCCO, under Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, pushes the margins a little bit further with an illuminating program featuring two contrasting, yet ultimately congenial, mandolin concertos.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 23, 2012

With Rinaldo Alessandrini on the podium, the San Francisco Symphony delivers a vibrant, dynamic performance of Mozart and Haydn.

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Opera Review
February 17, 2012

A gritty contemporary setting backs up bright singing in West Bay Opera’s version of a Mozart classic.

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Chamber Music Review
February 4, 2012

In a stunning performance, a new song cycle is born, capturing episodes from the life of a French sculptor.

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Recital Review
January 19, 2012

An outstanding British baritone, blessed with a brilliant accompanist, takes listeners on an atmospheric cruise, with memorable highlights along the way.

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Artist Spotlight
January 17, 2012

A great conductor approaches 30 years in his ongoing love affair with his former symphony, leading two programs in February.

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Artist Spotlight
November 11, 2011

The multitalented bass-baritone preps for the physical and emotional demands of his first Bay Area recital, with songs ranging from gloomy to soulful and intense.

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Upcoming Concert
November 6, 2011

La Voix humaine, one of the oddest and most fascinating works in the operatic repertoire, opens at Opera San José in a double bill with Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci on Nov. 12 at the California Theatre.

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Feature Article
October 28, 2011

This month at the Aurora Theatre, a stellar group of artists is coming together to combine three art forms in a new production, co-directed by Tom Ross and Muriel Maffre; it promises one of the season’s most remarkable collaborations.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 23, 2011

Gustavo Dudamel led his Los Angeles band in an electrifying concert that included a new work with a Big Bang coda.

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Recital Review
October 13, 2011

Music lovers expecting the ordinary at Stephanie Blythe’s vocal recital received several splendid surprises. Presented by S.F. Performances, the great mezzo-soprano defied expectations at every turn, and the results were nothing short of brilliant.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 29, 2011

Each work on the S.F. Symphony program, conducted with tremendous verve by MTT, came across splendidly, with Thomas Adès’ Polaris, radiating light and emerging as the evening’s high point

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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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Feature Article
August 28, 2011

More epic love story than 9/11 drama, Heart of a Soldier, which premieres at San Francisco Opera in Sept., will present the big themes of classic operas in a modern context.

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Feature Article
August 2, 2011

For more than half a century, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program has helped to season young singers, preparing them for fine careers.

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Festival Review
July 26, 2011

Composers who followed in Brahms’ footsteps receive performances ranging from rewarding to thrilling.

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Feature Article
July 12, 2011

Clark Suprynowicz employs an equatorial sound world, a range of musical references, plus personal transformation, for his new opera drawn from The Tempest.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 22, 2011

The S.F. Symphony did some marvelous multitasking over the weekend. Even as MTT and the orchestra were in Vienna, wowing audiences with Mahler’s music on the first leg of their three-week European tour, the S.F. Symphony Chorus stayed in town to perform a splendid concert.

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Feature Article
May 3, 2011

Stunned long ago by revelations of wartime atrocities, Trimpin deals with the truth by exploring new ways of producing and hearing sound.

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