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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

February 28, 2013
February 28 to March 9, Dan Kryston Memorial Theater: Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts presents 42nd Street. A Depression-era novel was made into a 1933 film, perhaps best known for the so...
February 28, 2013
Each week the Kids Around the Bay column includes a profile of a local school music program, to provide parents with a sense of the resources and philosophy offered, as well as how programs compare. T...
Kids & Families Feature
February 21, 2013
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February 21, 2013
The Guardian, Feb. 12, 2013: The Rite of Spring: ‘The work of a madman’ by Tom Service. “It is one ofthe great works of the 20th century, a ballet so revolutionary it is said to have caused a ri...
February 21, 2013
March 1, 6 p.m., The Community Music Center in San Francisco presents a free concert — and conversation — with classical guitarist David Russell. Scottish-born Russell resides in Spain, tours inte...
February 21, 2013
The enormous benefits of music in education will be on display at the upcoming San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. The festival, which starts on March 3, will be at the Asian Art Muse...
February 21, 2013
Kids Around the Bay now includes descriptions of school music programs in the greater Bay Area. It’s an effort to provide parents with a sense of the resources and philosophy offered by different sc...
Kids & Families Feature
February 14, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
February 14, 2013
We’ve added a new resource for parents: descriptions of school music programs in the greater Bay Area. We provide a look at the music resources and philosophy that different schools offer. This week...
February 14, 2013
Earlier this week, the board of the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus announced that, following a year-long search, it had hired a new artistic director: chorus alumna, Lisa Bielawa. Bie...
February 14, 2013
February 15, 7:30 p.m., at Pleasanton Civic Arts at the Firehouse Arts Center: A musical variety show starring kids between six and 18, including soloists and ensembles. A must for parents and young ...
February 14, 2013
The San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival runs from March 2 to 10 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and is focused on visual, literary, media, and performing arts. Fifty artistic...
Kids & Families Feature
February 7, 2013
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February 7, 2013
The other day a book arrived in the mail: When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky (Two Artists, The Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot), by Lauren Stringer. It’s an oversize, 35-page children’s book about t...
February 7, 2013
Deadline approaching: The Marin Music Chest, which was established in 1933, is still accepting applicationsto its annual scholarships program. This is for classical music students in Marin County, par...
February 7, 2013
February 9 at First Congregational Church of Berkeley: Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert. On the program: Brahms’ Double; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Amos Yang, from the S.F. S...
February 7, 2013
We’re adding a new feature to the Kids Around the Bay column, in which we report on what’s going on in the schools. It’s an effort to give parents a close look at the resources and philosophy th...
Artist Spotlight
January 31, 2013

The erhu player in the San Francisco Symphony’s Lunar New Year concert is taking his instrument international.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 31, 2013
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January 31, 2013
Feb. 15-17, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley: Circus Oz presented by Cal Performances brings this hilarious, theatrical, and accomplished Aussie troop back for their fourth visit. It’s a hot ticket, an...

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