Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area. A photomontage enthusiast, he illustrates his own reviews.
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The opening night concert at Oakland's Paramount Theatre for the OEBS officially celebrated Democracy, in tune with the recent national election, and aptly symbolized in the programming.More about Oakland East Bay Symphony »
Many are familiar with Serge Prokofiev’s strikingly descriptive music for Serge Eisentstein’s film Alexander Nevsky. He also wrote equally expansive music, with vocal soloists and chorus, for another Eisenstein film extravaganza, Ivan the Terrible (1944)More about San Francisco Symphony »
The “imagined places” of Samuel Carl Adams’ Drift and Providence enriched the orchestral palette with new sounds, alongside Mahler's all-encompassing Fifth, reminding patrons of the S.F. Symphony’s world-class status.More about San Francisco Symphony »
Youth and age made for interesting comparisons at the season opener for Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s New Century Chamber Orchestra in Menlo Park.More about New Century Chamber Orchestra »
The Cabrillo Festival offers good and sufficient reasons to repeat phrases in compositions, or not.More about Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music »