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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.

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October 11, 2016

The beloved conductor supports young musicians in an initiative modeled on the program that fostered his own musical development.

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October 7, 2016

The venerable performance space inaugurates its fifth decade with a full slate of exhibitions, parties, and special events.

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September 30, 2016

The noted composer is an advocate for the hearing impaired and is pushing public venues to provide better services.

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September 21, 2016

For these experimental-music pioneers, new music is about ideas, not a collection of electronic gizmos.

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September 9, 2016

The in-demand pianist is set to debut with the New Century Chamber Orchestra this month.

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September 7, 2016

The orchestra’s season opener features a Kevin Puts piece he created with their support when he was an up-and-coming composer.

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August 30, 2016

The expansive festival embraces everything from cassette culture to the hip-hop/noise frontiers of Daveed Diggs’ clipping.

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August 26, 2016

Getting to the core of Cao Xuequin’s epic novel and translating it into opera has been an epic journey in itself for the creative team.

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August 20, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma’s trailblazing ensemble tears it up in concert at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theater.

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August 3, 2016

Being a deaf dancer, says Antoine Hunter, is a two-way mirror in which you are acutely aware of the differences between how you see yourself and how others see you.

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June 20, 2016

The world’s best-known cellist celebrates collaboration in a new film: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. He discusses the film with SFCV.

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June 20, 2016

The highly regarded vocal ensemble teams up with innovative director Erika Chong Shuch at Berkeley Rep’s Summer Residency Lab.

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June 1, 2016

The long-running event features more than 400 dancers and musicians representing 20 world cultures.

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May 17, 2016
Stephen Schultz talks about the connections between his musical passions, as he prepares a Beatles seminar.
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May 17, 2016

Artistic Director Céline Ricci reanimates another long-lost operatic gem like last year’s hit, La Cleopatra.

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May 9, 2016

It may sound esoteric, but contact improvisation is becoming more central to contemporary dance, and is even taught at corporate retreats.

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April 18, 2016

The violinist captures a quiet moment to reflect on her swirling world of sound, image, and nonstop creativity.

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April 14, 2016

The multimedia pioneer’s complex layers of sight and sound may seem off-the-cuff, but there’s a world of thought and preparation behind each performance.

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April 11, 2016

The wildly creative DJ and composer pairs processed recordings of a “dead” baroque ensemble with the S.F. Symphony performing live.

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