Mark MacNamara

Mark MacNamara ( is a San Francisco-based journalist who has written for such publications as, Vanity Fair, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Nautilus. In recent months in SFCV, among other pieces, he has written about a music director accused of embezzlement; a profile of conductor Alondra de la Parra; an essay about the controversy over ‘trigger warnings’ for college courses; a report on a strike at the Metropolitan Opera; and a feature about the housing problem for artists in San Francisco.

Articles by this Author

Upcoming Concert
    July 28, 2015

    A determined cellist balances ambitious repertory and a modern musician's disciplined mix of artistic and business concerns. More about Old First Concerts »

    Feature Article
    July 20, 2015
    As arts promoters and publicity teams deviate more from traditional norms, we’re finding unexpected connections with other industries, like sports. Find out how some ambitious symphony executives are remaking their brands. More "Etudes on Innovation: What the Performing Arts Can Learn From Sports Marketing" »
    Upcoming Concert
      July 8, 2015

      The opera is experiencing a resurgence after working with the community to program performances that appeal to typically underserved audiences. More about Festival Opera »

      Feature Article
      June 30, 2015
      The local orchestra is finding new and interesting ways to touch the community, and is being rewarded. More "Fremont Symphony Flourishes With Help From The Community" »
      Feature Article
      June 18, 2015
      The San Francisco Symphony's principal violist talks about un-selfconscious music making and being “in the zone.” More "Violist Jonathan Vinocour: Reaching Peak Performance" »