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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

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March 29, 2016

The voraciously curious cellist is taking it all in — music, language, running, and the interests of his young nieces.

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March 8, 2016

The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer likes “janky mandolin,” hip hop, random sounds and, oh yeah, Bach and Beethoven. Discover how she finds inspiration in exploring different “worlds of music.”

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February 25, 2016

Although she’s grown smarter about her work habits, Sarah Chang is still learning and pushing herself with new challenges.

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Upcoming Concert
February 16, 2016

The musical is running at the Berkeley Playhouse through March 6.

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February 15, 2016

For Lara Downes the personal is musical, and she’s building her career on connecting audiences to artistic process. And she’s thinking carefully about how music connects to human events.

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Upcoming Concert
February 10, 2016

The newly reopened Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive revives it’s new-music series.

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February 10, 2016

The Next Wave Choreographers Showcase, Feb. 20-21, is bursting with new talent and well-regarded mid-career artists doing challenging and ambitious work in a variety of styles.

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Upcoming Concert
February 1, 2016

The composer/performer is taking the Bay Area by storm with a series of premieres and performances this month.

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Upcoming Concert
January 20, 2016

The San Francisco Girls Chorus will join Kronos for Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia’s piece, which blends recordings from the 30s with sound clips from modern-day Iran.

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Upcoming Concert
January 14, 2016

For the pianist, age is nothing but a number. It’s playing with soul that counts.

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Upcoming Concert
December 14, 2015

In their effort to get closer to the original music, VOM uses an original Vivaldi score in their upcoming concerts, and the latest digital tech to film it for audiences online.

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Upcoming Concert
December 10, 2015

The early music ensemble is asking the audience to sing the chorale of its upcoming performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in G Minor.

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Upcoming Concert
December 8, 2015

Urioste, performing Dec. 9-10 with the San Francisco Symphony, talks about the pieces that inspire her and Bikram yoga.

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Upcoming Concert
December 1, 2015

A master luthier founds a charity to put instruments in the hands of students.

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Feature Article
November 24, 2015

Few people know about Lafayette’s Mighty Fine Guitars series, and that’s probably a good thing for those who want seats.

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Feature Article
November 9, 2015

SFCV talks to the soprano about her roles, her time as an Adler Fellow, and her growth as a performer.

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Upcoming Concert
November 3, 2015

The violinist brings her four-part project to San Francisco with a diverse group of composers.

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Upcoming Concert
October 29, 2015

Tarek Atoui’s MATRIX 258 project aims to introduce a new way of “hearing” music.

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Upcoming Concert
October 20, 2015

The chorus and early music ensemble will collaborate in two performances Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 of music mostly written by female composers in 17th-century Italian convents.

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October 7, 2015

The Finnish composer comes to the University of California, Berkeley Music Department this month as Bloch Professor in Residence.

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