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Janos Gereben

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

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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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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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