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Music News
January 31, 2012

Saluting the Inexhaustible Peter Ilyich

Maria Kotchetkova dances Tatiana in <em>Onegin</em> Tchaikovsky is not always fully appreciated among listeners whose ennui is triggered too easily.
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Music News
January 24, 2012

Happy New Chinese Music!

Dragon timeThe lunar new year, which started yesterday, means celebrations for Vietnamese (Te’t), Koreans (Seol-nal), Mongolians (Tsagaan Sar), and many others, but the shorthand reference is usually “Chinese New Year.” And, for Chinese, Chinese-Americans, and and all San Franciscans, it is Year 4710 (or 4709 or 4649, depending).
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Opera Review
January 21, 2012

The Gondoliers presented by the Lamplighters offers a delightfully silly plot by G&S, and a happy ending, carried on the wings of captivating music, some worthy of Puccini.

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News Report
January 17, 2012

The San Francisco Opera is in a better position financially than previously reported, and the lineup for the upcoming season is impressive.

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Music News
January 17, 2012

Unheralded Tasks in the World of Music

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Music News
January 10, 2012

Merola Year Starts with a Big Boost

Blance ThebomMerola Opera Program’s 55th season opens with announcements of bequests totaling $3.5 million from the Jack H. Lund Charitable Trust and the Blanche Thebom Trust. Lund was a native San Franciscan supporter of the arts whose trust fund was established in 2000, especially dedicated to the training of young musicians.
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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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