Janos Gereben

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Janos Gereben - March 26, 2009
Valery Gergiev, one of the heavyweights on the international music scene, does have his detractors. Just within the context of his Sunday-Monday appearances in Davies Symphony Hall, leading the London Symphony Orchestra in two eventful concerts, there were numerous items possibly contradicting what may well be a general enthusiasm about the conductor.
Janos Gereben - March 24, 2009

San Domenico School’s Virtuoso Program, which will travel from its San Anselmo home to San Francisco for a showcase program here on March 29, goes back to Venetian girls’ orphanages in the 17th century. That, at least, is what the program’s founder, Faith France, told me many years ago.

Janos Gereben - March 24, 2009

Gaffigan: Putting It Together

James Gaffigan

When James Gaffigan makes his last subscription-concert appearances with the

Janos Gereben - March 23, 2009
John Glover

The Trojan War, history books tell us (without too much certainty), took place “in the 13th or 12th century B.C.E.,” and Troy must have been somewhere

Janos Gereben - March 17, 2009

West Bay Opera Marches On, 'Shooting Freely'

Understandably enough, even the more adventurous opera companies are cutting back on expenses ... and adventure.
Janos Gereben - March 10, 2009

Where There Is a Will, There Is Festival del Sole

When IMG Artists owner/chairman Barrett Wissman — whose stable of artists includes Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Julia Fischer, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Evgeny Kissin, Murray Perahia, Antonio Pappano, Vladimi

Janos Gereben - March 10, 2009
When you conduct the San Francisco Symphony March 12 and 14 (and at the March 13 "6.5" concert), you are leading your own suite from the Shostakovich opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtse
Janos Gereben - March 6, 2009
Recession be damned: for the second week, new, complex, "heavy" music and Ravel have filled the 2,743-seat Davies Symphony Hall.
Janos Gereben - March 3, 2009

The North American premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s 2007 Violin Concerto No. 2, In tempus praesens (In the present time), arrived Thursday as an important musical event, revealing a strong, compelling, unusual, and rewarding work.

Janos Gereben - March 2, 2009
For a "modern-dance company," ODC feels like an old friend. Actually, it's more than just a matter of sentiment. Known as the Oberlin Dance Collective when Brenda Way formed the troupe in Ohio in 1971, the now-geographics-free ODC took an old yellow bus to San Francisco in 1976, and became a vital part of the city's cultural fabric.