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Mark MacNamara

Mark MacNamara, a writer and journalist based in Asheville, North Carolina, has written for such publications as NautilusSalonThe Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vanity Fair. From time to time, his pieces in San Francisco Classical Voice also appear in ArtsJournal.com.  Noteworthy examples include a piece about Philip Glass’s dream to build a cultural center on the Pacific Coast; a profile of sound composer Pamela Z and an essay on the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. MacNamara recently won several awards in the 2018 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presented by the San Francisco Press Club.  His website is macnamband.com.

Articles by this Author

Kids & Families Feature
May 23, 2013

In a girl’s mind, school experiences in China are mixed with ideas from America, where she now lives. What choices will she make? What choices does she have?

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News Report
May 16, 2013

In a scene that will be repeated on a larger scale in San Francisco in October, the first of Lisa Bielawa’s "Airport Broadcasts" recently took place in Berlin. The participatory event united more than 200 instrumentalists of all kinds.

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Kids & Families Feature
May 16, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
May 16, 2013
On August 24, 2001, a music review by Tony Hicks in The Contra Costa Times reported on the overnight success of the Moss brothers: Reuben, 12, and Evan, 15. The night before they’d been the opening ...
Kids & Families Feature
May 9, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
May 8, 2013
We stopped by the Community Music Center in San Francisco’s Mission District to catch a rehearsal by the children’s chorus. They've become city-famous and have performed at among other venues, Yo...
Kids & Families Feature
May 2, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
Kids & Families Feature
April 25, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
April 25, 2013
Laura Arthur is a 21-year-old lyric soprano, a budding ingénue who imagines one day becoming a full lyric soprano, perhaps in the steps of the great Italians, Mirella Freni and Renata Scotto. Arthur ...
Kids & Families Feature
April 18, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
April 18, 2013
Last week Anais Azul went to look at the music program at Boston University, where she’s been accepted for college. She’s a 17-year-old senior at Berkeley High and while BU was not her first choi...
April 18, 2013
Palo Alto High School, which opened in 1898, is right across the street from Stanford University; in fact, right across the street from Stanford in every sense. “Paly” is known for its intensely ...
Kids & Families Feature
April 11, 2013
More "Music in the Schools"
Kids & Families Feature
April 11, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
April 11, 2013
When he first heard the San Francisco School of the Arts chorus sing at a Chanticleer youth festival in 2008, Todd Wedge was appalled. “I couldn’t believe it,” he remembers. “No sense of quali...
Kids & Families Feature
April 4, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
April 4, 2013
April 6, Saturday, all day at Ardenwood Historic Farm: Tartan Day Scottish Fair. Ach, ye still can’t beat thepipes for an ear-splitting racket that’ll give you a prize headache. Scottish dancing, ...

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