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Ken Bullock

Ken Bullock grew up in and around the diverse music scene of the Bay Area. He has been affiliated with Theatre of Yugen (Noh and Kyogen) since 1980, and writes about the performing arts for www.berkeleyplanet.com and The Commuter Times and Mark Alburger's magazine 21st Century Music.

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
July 30, 2012

Arlene Sagan, music director emeritus of the 180-plus voice Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, passed away at age 84.

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Choral Review
May 6, 2012

The choral ensemble Cantare Con Vivo and instrumental quartet Quijeremá unite communities in an entertaining, multicultural concert.

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Upcoming Concert
February 22, 2012

A beloved opera gets manga-nized and reinvented, as a “fantasia on a theme by Mozart.”

More about West Edge Opera »
Upcoming Concert
November 28, 2011

An innovative ensemble gives wide latitude to a range of composers in its upcoming recital.

More about REDSHIFT »
Upcoming Concert
October 26, 2011

A respected church music director is being celebrated for his six decades of excellence and inspiration.

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Upcoming Concert
October 12, 2011

The radical, sometimes wacky, music of composer/pianist John Cage receives a hearing on the Stanford campus.

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Feature Article
October 4, 2011

Hoping to lure new ticket buyers and expose fans to the range of events it offers, Cal Performances’ free arts festival showcases a wide variety of Bay Area arts groups.

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Upcoming Concert
July 22, 2011

Frank Loesser’s delightful musical The Most Happy Fella, headed for the Lesher Center, mixes genres with its wide variety of memorable songs.

More about Festival Opera »
Upcoming Concert
July 5, 2011

Jazz plus a taste of the Middle East at the Carmel Bach Festival? You betcha, says the protean pianist/composer/conductor Stephen Prutsman.

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Upcoming Concert
June 24, 2011

The stage director/choreographer strives to get his singers to embody their roles, so the audience can sense that their story is alive and present onstage.

More about Festival Opera »
Upcoming Concert
May 31, 2011

Rarely heard (and some virtually unknown) music from Latin America will be performed at several historic sites.

More about Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) »
Feature Article
April 25, 2011

Rob Kapilow, the composer of the Marin Symphony’s latest commissioned work, on the anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, came to the Bay Area to gather ideas from the people who live next to it.

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Feature Article
March 15, 2011

Leon Botstein shared his trademark wit and outrageous opinions with a UC Berkeley symposium on the future of classical music.

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Upcoming Concert
February 1, 2011

OperaLab — high energy, high adrenaline, and intimate new project from Berkeley West Edge is featuring a upcoming musical reading, which features Mozart's Zaide (1780), an opera he left unfinished in favor of other projects.

More about West Edge Opera »
Upcoming Concert
January 22, 2011

Break out your horse-head fiddles. This year's Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival lifts the veil on Mongolia and its neighbors.

More about Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival »
Chamber Music Review
November 7, 2010

The traditional Japanese art remains wedded to folk custom, but with a distinctive New World edge.

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Choral Review
October 24, 2010

On a drizzling Sunday, California Bach Society performed two gems of the English vocal repertory: Purcell’s ode Hail, Bright Cecilia and Handel’s Acis and Galatea, a masque. Or is it a pastoral? Or, as Handel once described it, a little opera? Whatever the genre, the Bach Society’s cheerful demeanor and an attentive audience belied the sullen weather.

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Artist Spotlight
September 27, 2010

Alex Ross, music critic at The New Yorker since 1996, returns to the Bay Area for Cal Performances’ Strictly Speaking series on Oct. 14 to address and sample from his new book. Here, he talks with SFCV about his last tour and the enthusiastic response accorded to his last book, The Rest Is Noise, as well as about what he’ll talk about in October — plus this and that which came up along the way.

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Upcoming Concert
September 2, 2010

A preview of what’s being called a collaborative live opera, Dieci giorni (or 10 Days), by Bay Area composers Erling Wold, Lisa Scola Prosek, Martha Stoddard, and Davide Verotta, conducted by Stoddard and directed by Jim Cave. The production opens on Sept. 10 for a two-weekend run at Thick House on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill.

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Upcoming Concert
August 24, 2010

Chamber Music Day, Live + Free, 2010 — the fourth annual festival of the compositional and performance form with the intimate yet elastic definition of music that fits between four walls, with a single musician playing each part — will take place all afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 12.

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