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

News Report
November 26, 2015

The recent financial good news bodes well for the orchestra’s future, even as Music Director Bruno Ferrandis announces his departure.

More "Santa Rosa Symphony Is in the Pink, Financially" »
Feature Article
November 20, 2015

Since we last reported on Symphony Napa Valley, the orchestra has made changes, but some musicians are still wondering what’s going on at the top.

More "What’s Up with Symphony Napa Valley?" »
Feature Article
November 17, 2015
The woman who lit up the San Francisco Symphony Dia de los Muertos program talks to SFCV. More "The Warrior Voice of Lila Downs" »
Feature Article
November 11, 2015
The founder and president of San Francisco Performances talks about her plans and the art of being an impresario. More "Ruth Felt Bows Out of SF Performances in Fall, 2016" »