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Music News
April 10, 2012

Graduation Time: Exciting, Free Recitals

It is time to head to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A map is provided to assist you in the quest.

As students strut their stuff in individual and group graduation concerts, they — and their families — bask in the spotlight. At the same time, music lovers get a chance to hear free concerts and discover stars of the future for themselves.

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Music News
April 3, 2012

Conservatory Orchestra's Joyful Mozart

Conductor Giuseppe FinziFriday was a special day for San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi. He celebrated his 37th birthday by leading the S.F. Conservatory Orchestra in an exceptional performance of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.

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Recital Review
March 27, 2012

Pierre-Laurent Aimard recital offered a diverse program, challenging the audience to marvel as his seamless playing, even between the notes.

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Music News
March 27, 2012

Glories of an Invisible Orchestra

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Upcoming Concert
March 21, 2012

David Finckel talks with SCFV about playing with abandon, the anniversary season, and technology's role in music.

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Music News
March 20, 2012

Stillwell: First-Class First Impression

Joseph StillwellRare and delightful is the discovery of a new (to me, at least) composer, springing fully formed, as it were, from the head of Apollo.

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Feature Article
March 19, 2012

Opera companies have been disappearing lately under the continued bane of the Great Recession, and they don't return ... except one: That's S.F. Lyric Opera. After a hiatus of three years the company is producing David Lang's the little match girl passion at the ODC Theater, March 23-25.

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Feature Article
March 15, 2012

The Bay Area remembers Mildred Rosner, a teacher and 'cello mother' to students ranging from Crowden School students in Berkeley to such greats as Bonnie Hampton and Emil Miland.

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Music News
March 13, 2012

Future Greats to Compete in Free Concerts

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Music News
March 6, 2012

San Francisco and Napa: Rebirth and Demise

Barnaby PalmerGood news from the San Francisco Lyric Opera, not so about the Napa Valley Symphony.

Lyric Opera

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News Report
March 5, 2012

The S.F. Symphony has announced plans for 2012-2013: Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Executive Director Brent Assink, and Director of Artistic Planning John Mangum have come up with a year-round ambitious and complex program.

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Opera Review
March 4, 2012

Mark Streshinsky's West Edge Opera has done it again, making up for a tiny budget with huge imagination and amazing excellence, in its current production of The Manga Flute.

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Upcoming Concert
March 2, 2012

This is it: The Oakland East Bay Symphony, conducted by Carl Davis, and the S.F. Silent Film Festival, in the most complete restoration possible of Napoleon, will screen the 5 1/2-hour film four times at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre.

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Music News
February 28, 2012

Music in Old-Timey Frisco

Color lithograph cover for Harry Armstrong's 1909 hit tune Collect yourself, Gentle Reader, when confronted by the forbidden nickname. Consider that wherever you look at James M.

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Music News
February 21, 2012

Master Teacher Ulloa: 'Guardian Angel of Singers'

César Ulloa Photo by Washburn ImageryIt cannot come from a more authoritative source. Frederica von Stade, known and beloved for her constant dedication to young talent, says of César Ulloa: “I’m grateful to know that there is such a guardian angel of singing right here in the Bay Area.”
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Feature Article
February 18, 2012

Todd Donovan, 41, died Monday of complications from a brain tumor. A multi-talented musician, he sang baritone roles, including some major ones; played the saxophone; and produced and performed in benefit recitals across the U.S. and notably in the Bay Area.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 15, 2012

A concert by the CSO under the baton of Riccardo Muti offered two thrilling evenings in one: a great orchestra, led by a superb conductor, presenting two fascinating new works, and textbook (but vibrant) readings of evergreen classics.

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Music News
February 14, 2012

Bay Brass Concert to Honor Dick Akright

Glenn Fischtal, of San Francisco Symphony and Bay Brass It’s hard to miss the sound of brass instruments, and yet Bay Brass — Grammy-nominated and consisting of star players — has been fairly sotto voce on the local scene.
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Music News
February 7, 2012

West Edge's Marley/Manga Flute

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