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Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Her work has been published by WIRED.com, Diablo Magazine, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, InDance, East Bay Express, Oakland Magazine, SF Weekly, and others.  She is a children's book author, designer and illustrator, with over 50 books in print. Also a choreographer, ballet master and teacher, she coaches professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the U. S. and Canada.  Visit her website online at www.johnsonandfancher.com.

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
February 25, 2017

The choreographer maintains curiosity and delight even when tackling challenging subjects.

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Upcoming Concert
February 16, 2017

Composer Julia Wolfe melds the refined and the vernacular into new music.

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Upcoming Concert
February 11, 2017

From bar stools to church pews and playground benches, the visionary program makes opera accessible and fun for all.

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Upcoming Concert
February 2, 2017

Beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade sings for — and with — the homeless.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 31, 2017

Joshua Roman reinforces his reputation with a masterful reading of Bates’ Cello Concerto.

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Upcoming Concert
January 30, 2017

Transcending boundaries, Opera Parallèle’s Flight is the creation of “believable art.”

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Upcoming Concert
January 24, 2017

Established and emerging artists celebrate the full range of human experience during the three-weekend festival.

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January 24, 2017
Attracting a discordant crew of fans, George Hurd compounds electronic and chamber into a web of euphonic melody. ...
Feature Article
January 19, 2017

Books on music to inspire and inform.

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Feature Article
January 17, 2017

The bassist, composer, and educator talks about his projects, his work with kids, and using music to reflect a “positive and truthful” history.

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Upcoming Concert
January 17, 2017

From Biggie to Bach, the dynamic duo finds common ground in hip-hop and classical music

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CD Review
December 29, 2016

The pianist’s new CD provides a musical soundtrack to a famous Langston Hughes poem.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 10, 2016

Under Elim Chan’s baton, the symphony and pianist find perfect common ground for uncommon artistry.

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Upcoming Concert
December 9, 2016

The beloved a cappella ensemble brings songs of joy and righteousness to the Bay Area.

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Chamber Music Review
December 6, 2016

A new multimedia quartet highlights a striking program of Kronos-commissioned works.

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Upcoming Concert
November 28, 2016

The venerable women’s vocal ensemble unveils an exciting collaborative project, a new recording, and an upcoming concert series.

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Artist Spotlight
November 28, 2016

The acclaimed experimental cellist is a dynamo of creative and social-justice activity.

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Artist Spotlight
November 24, 2016

The celebrated mezzo-soprano explores the peacemaking power of music with a new recording and touring theatrical program.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 22, 2016

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tomkins shines in a new Siegfried Matthus concerto.

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Feature Article
November 16, 2016

Soprano Susan Narucki and her collaborators drag opera out of the ivory tower and into the streets.

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