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Janos Gereben

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Music News
June 7, 2011

Sonos to Estonia, Free Preview in Sunnyvale

While the San Francisco Symphony is winding up its tour of Europe, the Sonos Handbell Ensemble is preparing to leave for the Estonian capital of Tallinn to participate in the June 25-29 Bell Arts International
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Feature Article
June 7, 2011

Lovers of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung may have differing recommendations, but surprisingly, there is one recording almost everyone agrees is a first choice.

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Music News
May 31, 2011

Let Dr.

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CD Review
May 31, 2011

John Adams is baaaack in his “fun chamber,” with a spirited, quasi-redux chamber symphony that pulsates with joy.

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Music News
May 24, 2011

The Magic of 'Cloud Singing'

Just when we are beginning to comprehend cloud computing, here comes cloud singing. That, at least, is what I think Ragnar Bohlin called what happened during the San Francisco Symphony Chorus concert he conducted at Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday.

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Feature Article
May 23, 2011

There are bigger spectator sports, but none with more participants than choral singing. Surprising but true: more Americans sing in choruses, chorales, choirs, glee clubs and other vocal groups — both professional and amateur — than engage in football, baseball, tennis, even Greco-Roman wrestling.

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Music News
May 17, 2011

Chorus America to Converge on the City

Chorus America is holding its 34th annual convention in the city, June 8-11, hosted by the San Francisco Girls Chorus and Chanticleer. SFGC, along with the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, is among winners of the 2011 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming; Chanticleer and Volti received the award before.
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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 12, 2011

No music is an island and the San Francisco Symphony's performance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony is a case in point.

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Music News
May 10, 2011

Somber Words from the Opera House

David Gockley used the occasion of the five-year extension of his contract as General Director of the San Francisco Opera last week to sound yet another alarm about the company's present and future.
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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 6, 2011

Michael Tilson Thomas and the S.F. Symphony Mahler Machine provide a deeply moving experience in a presentation of the Ninth Symphony, one that audiences can't help but celebrate.

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Music News
May 3, 2011

'Tis the Season of Season Announcements

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CD Review
May 3, 2011

After all these years, Garrick Ohlsson continues to wow, he's a pianist whose career you can be willing to bet on, a technically superior artist with the hands to create transporting sounds.

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Music News
April 26, 2011

Merry May of Mahler

One of Leonard Bernstein's many accomplishments was to bring Gustav Mahler to the attention of American audiences in the 1960s, five decades after the death of his predecessor at the New York Philharmonic. And yet, despite Bernstein's performances and recordings of those challenging masterpieces, Mahler's popularity had its ups and downs.

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Music News
April 19, 2011

May Is Here, Can Festivals Be Far Away?

Announcement of the

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Music News
April 12, 2011

Cabrillo: New Music Nirvana

Let's play Jeopardy. Answer: "Who will win the A.S.C.A.P. Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music in 2011?" Question: "What is the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music?"

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Music News
April 5, 2011

YouTube Orchestra's Must-Watch Finale

One of the most varied and fascinating classical music programs anywhere, the entire 2½-hour concert by 101 young artists from 33 countries, playing under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in the Sydney Opera House, is available online.
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Music News
March 29, 2011

Heggie Celebrates the Big Five-O with a Masterclass

"It's common for young singers to learn works of great composers from two or three centuries ago, but to have the opportunity to work with a living composer is a rare occasion," says the enthusiastic statement from the Young Musicia

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 27, 2011

In a picture perfect performance led by Yuri Temirkanov, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic offered a new best and a conductor who continually showcases the musicians.

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Feature Article
March 22, 2011

A $12 million gift from philanthropists Joan and Sanford Weill, announced today, may ensure completion of Sonoma State University's Green Music Center by next fall.

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Music News
March 22, 2011

Forging the Ring and Opera's Future

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