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
May 23, 2015

If San Francisco’s Rec and Parks Dept. accepts the proposal of World Arts West, the city could have the big, multipurpose stage it needs.

More "Proposal Floated For Major, New Venue at Palace of Fine Arts" »
Feature Article
May 22, 2015
Not only shouldn’t we have personal tech in the concert hall, we should put away the playbills and other crutches and prepare to be spontaneous, says Mondavi Center executive Don Roth. More "All You Need is Live: On Regaining Audience Sovereignty in the Concert Hall" »
Feature Article
May 19, 2015
Why adapting personal tech for use in the concert hall is a must. More "Terms of Engagement: Yes, Audiences Want Classical Music Apps" »
Upcoming Concert
    May 5, 2015

    New programs extend the organization’s reach into the community, while it continues to attract huge stars. More about Cal Performances »