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Janos Gereben

Janos Gereben appreciates news tips, corrections, and words of encouragement at [email protected].

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 6, 2012

A pleasant outing to the Symphony provides ranges from wild to superb and back again, with music that sweeps S.F. audiences to their feet.

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Music News
January 3, 2012

Festival Opera Marches Into 2012

Festival Opera's <em>La Traviata</em>  Photo by Robert ShomlerMercifully varying from the demise of Opera Boston, Walnut Creek’s More »
Feature Article
January 2, 2012

Product of a difficult birth — of great effort, difficult fundraising, delays, and mounting costs — Sonoma State University's Donald & Maureen Green Music Center is finally reality; a splendid one.

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Music News
December 27, 2011

Top News #1:  S.F. Opera Upholds 88-Year-Old Tradition

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Music News
December 20, 2011

Festival Opera: A Challenge Bigger Than Funding

Michael MorganMoney problems have caught up with the Walnut Creek company, and it will have to go without a production in 2012. The announcement says it will be "a transitional year."

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Music News
December 12, 2011

Celebrating Pippin of the Pocket: 86/60/34

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 8, 2011

A humble and fascinating composer conducts his ambitious new violin concerto, yet declines to take a solo bow.

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Music News
December 6, 2011

Flicka Gala: So Much More Than Opera's First Lady

Flicka at the gala Photos by Drew Altizer“Joyce DiDonato and Susan Graham are here courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera,” Marilyn Horne told a full house in Herbst Theatre Saturday. “Richard Stillwell is here courtesy of the Chicago Lyric.
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News Report
December 2, 2011

The Berkeley Symphony, known for its devotion to adventurous, contemporary programming and support for local composers, has received $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Music News
November 29, 2011

Flicka Gala: So Much More Than Opera's First Lady

Flicka at the gala Photos by Drew Altizer"Joyce DiDonato and Susan Graham are here courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera," Marilyn Horne told a full house in Herbst Theater Saturday. "Richard Stillwell is here courtesy of the Chicago Lyric.
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Music News
November 22, 2011

Defying Recession: Wilsey Center for Opera

On the National Historic Register, from left to right: War Memorial, City Hall, Opera HouseSaving cultural institutions in the days of the Supercommittee failure and continuing recession is hard enough. To build and expand are rarer than hens’ teeth.
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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 17, 2011

Thursday's German Requiem offered yet another grand performance from the S.F. Symphony, an unforgettable one by Ragnar Bohlin's brilliant SFS Chorus, and yet something refreshingly different from other approaches. 

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Music News
November 15, 2011

Well-Planned Transfer of Power at S.F. Symphony

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Feature Article
November 8, 2011

Major changes are afoot to improve acoustics at the Herbst Theatre and to provide space in San Francisco’s Veterans Building for several arts organizations and amenities, necessitating a long closure.

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Music News
November 8, 2011

Happy Half Century, Grants for the Arts!

 San Francisco’s pioneering and vital municipal support program for the arts, the Grants for the Arts Hotel Tax Fund, was created in 1961.
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Music News
November 1, 2011

CYS is 60 Years Young

California Youth Symphony clarinet section California Youth Symphony celebrates its 60th season with a series of important events:

- A concert in the UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Nov.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 27, 2011

Alan Gilbert led the S.F. Symphony in a brief concert that was long on good graces, establishing close and effortless contact with the orchestra, and polishing off the two similar classics with panache.

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Music News
October 25, 2011

Music of the Subcontinent

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Upcoming Concert
October 23, 2011

Nicola Luisotti takes the San Francisco Opera Orchestra across the Bay Bridge, to Cal Performances on Oct. 28 and talks candidly about his passion for conducting the orchestra.

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Music News
October 18, 2011

Honoring Flicka by Supporting Her Causes

Flicka in OttawaRepeating the adjective on purpose: An extraordinary event is being planned on Dec. 3 in Herbst Theatre to honor the extraordinary mezzo and benefactor to young talent, especially in the Bay Area’s disadvantaged areas.

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