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Janos Gereben

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

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Opera Review
October 16, 2011

José Luis Moscovich’s West Bay Opera again puts on a miracle of a production, on a small stage but with a big heart and an abundance of talent.

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Music News
October 11, 2011

Sound of the Grenadilla in Old First Church

Sonic Forest
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Artist Review
October 7, 2011

Leta Miller's book Music and Politics does what few histories or musicological studies do: offers a lively and entertaining read dealing with San Francisco's history of classical music.

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Music News
October 4, 2011

Chamber Music Day — Live + Free

Mark Oct. 16 on your calendar. From 10 a.m.
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Upcoming Concert
October 3, 2011

David Ramadanoff's downbeat for the Vallejo Symphony's season-opening concert marks two remarkable, contrasting events: the 80th season for the orchestra of a small city, and a comeback from last year's seemingly terminal money problems.

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Music News
September 27, 2011

Inouye's Trumpets to Cheer Melancholy Giants

This should be close to the (slightly broken) hearts of San Franciscans.
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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 21, 2011

If only Gustav Mahler could have made it to Davies Symphony Hall Wednesday night! He would have been both surprised and gratified.

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Music News
September 20, 2011

Bordeaux Quartet to Northern California

Bordeaux Quartet: violist Tasso Adamopoulos, cellist Etienne Peclard, violinists Cecile Rouviere and Stephane RougierIf you have no idea what “symphonic quartet” and “scenography” are, all will be revealed when France’s Le Khlor
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Music News
September 13, 2011

Operas for Our Time: A for Effort

However ambiguous you may feel about the mix of history, hype, (literal) flag-waving, a huge production effort (including a dozen Merola/Adler veterans, from Thomas Hampson to Patrick Summers to such young talent as Nadine Sierra), and the possible elevation of Chris Theofan
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Music News
September 6, 2011

Levine Injured, Luisi Steps In, Withdraws from SFS Concerts

James Levine's precarious health suffered a new setback over the weekend, and the Metropolitan Opera music director announced on Tuesday that he is withdrawing from fall performances at the Met. Levine had emergency surgery in New York after a fall while on vacation in Vermont.
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Music News
August 30, 2011

Profiling Our 'Centennial Players'

This is the first of a weekly series featuring musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, performing in concerts of the orchestra’s centennial season:

Jonathan Vinocour, Principal Viola

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Music News
August 23, 2011

SFS Centennial Means More Than 100 Years

Pierre Monteux and Marian AndersonSan Francisco Symphony’s centennial season, opening in a couple of weeks, is an important story in itself, but there is more to it than the big, impressive round number of 100.

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Music News
August 16, 2011

Arts United: S.F. Forum on Aug. 23

Art poster for the art forumThe local arts community, spearheaded by a representative working group called the San Francisco Arts Alliance, is hosting a Mayoral Arts Forum at 6 p.m. next Tuesday at Yerba Buena's Novellus Theater.

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Music News
August 9, 2011

Gertude Stein, Alas?

While very much appreciating Gertrude Stein’s role in promoting modern art (“The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde” is terrific; closes on Sept. 6!), I am not a fan of her writing.
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Opera Review
August 6, 2011

In the latest production of Rossini's Barber of Seville the young Merolini strut their stuff with a mix of ambition, stress, anxiety, and giddy abandonment.

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Feature Article
August 2, 2011

As the 49th season of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music opens this week, musicians and audiences are arriving from all over the world.

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Music News
August 2, 2011

Symphony Finale with Cinematic Gems

Into music, films, and film music? For someone passionate about all three, the San Francisco Symphony's summer series finale sounded irresistible.

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Music News
July 26, 2011

S.F. Opera Negotiations on the Right Track

Unlike the U.S. debt ceiling's rendezvous with destiny, San Francisco Opera's budget situation is in much better shape, thanks in part to union cooperation and willingness to (pardon my French) compromise.More »
Music News
July 19, 2011

BBC Proms: Here and Now

Wherever you may be, the "here" of the Proms is BBC-3 on the Web. The "now" extends through Sept. 10, when "Last Night at the Proms" rules in its unruly ways. Listening live is fairly convenient on the West Coast, with webcasts mostly from 11 a.m.
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Feature Article
July 18, 2011

Great music and dance, food and wine, beautiful vistas: who could ask for anything more than what Napa’s Festival del Sole provides?

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