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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

November 15, 2012
The Abhinaya Dance Company in San Jose was founded more than 30 years ago as a formal dance school for young Indian-American students interested in classical South Indian dance....
November 15, 2012
This is the ODC Dance at its best. The Velveteen Rabbit, adapted from Margery Williams’ 1922 children’s novel about a boy and his stuffed rabbit, is regular Christmas fare, but particularly well...
November 15, 2012
Community Music Center (CMC) presents once more, La Posarela, the very popular Mexican Christmas musical about Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. A sly devil (played by Carlos Barón) tries to...
Kids & Families Feature
November 8, 2012
More "Kids Around the Bay"
November 8, 2012
Following engagements in Boise, Reno and Redding; everyday another town; now arriving at the San Jose Civic Auditorium. One night only, on Sat. November 17 (thank God, some parents may say). On the ...
November 8, 2012
This is all Micaya’s doing. She’s the one who founded this event in 1999, and incidentially this has become the most prestigious hip hop festival in the country. She’s the one that brings the g...
November 8, 2012
The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has a reputation for honoring the diversity of Silicon Valley. Sponsored events include Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos, the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the ...
November 8, 2012
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the one-act musical-comedy that won two Tony awards, is set in a suburban Middle School where six zany adolescents compete in a spelling bee, run by three e...
November 8, 2012
This presentation of Beauty and the Beast is a semi-professional production by Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and Pleasanton Civic Arts: a mix of Actors' Equity, Screen Actors Guild, and top regional...
Kids & Families Feature
November 1, 2012
More "Kids Around the Bay"
November 1, 2012
It just so happens that this weekend features several youth orchestras. And it’s SAT Saturday, to boot. Performances include the Oakland Youth Orchestra, which plays on Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in Walnut ...
October 31, 2012
The Volti chorus opens its 34th season with a terrific program featuring its 20 singers along with choruses from the Head Royce School in the East Bay and the Ruth Asawa School for the Performing Arts...
October 31, 2012
Alison Faith Levy, whose signature song “Like a Spinning Top” has become a huge hit, is the founder of a genre: 1960s garage-rock for tots. Hence the name of her new band: The Big Time Tot Rock. ...
Kids & Families Feature
October 25, 2012
More "Kids Around the Bay"
October 25, 2012
Here are a few more best bets for family events this weekend in the Bay Area: ...
October 25, 2012
Under the direction of Education Director Ming Luke, the Berkeley Symphony has a history of offering unusually entertaining and educational programs for kids. Last year they provided a fascinating loo...
October 25, 2012
Here’s a new series sponsored by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, continuing on Sunday, Oct. 28. This is the third in a series of five concerts at the de Young Museum’s Koret Auditorium...
October 25, 2012
San Francisco Symphony’s fifth annual Dia de los Muertos community concert features the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra performing Copland’s El Salón México and Moncayo's Huapango; Los Lu...
October 24, 2012
If it’s the responsibility of parents, as well as teachers, directors, and administrators — and students themselves — to help build the audience of tomorrow, then this is an event to consider st...
Upcoming Concert
October 19, 2012

The choral director, one of the best in the business, is busy with a brand-new organization, one with plenty of support that seems likely to become a strong artistic presence in the Bay Area community.

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