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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

Feature Article
December 10, 2015

You may never have heard his name, but meet the man who put Cal Performances on the map and has powered up a great many Bay Area arts presenters.

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December 8, 2015
The episodic opera is being broadcast on KCET and available for streaming online.
News Report
November 25, 2015

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

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Feature Article
November 19, 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.

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Feature Article
November 17, 2015

The woman who lit up the San Francisco Symphony Dia de los Muertos program talks to SFCV.

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Feature Article
November 11, 2015

The founder and president of San Francisco Performances talks about her plans and the art of being an impresario.

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November 5, 2015
The annual benefit, DanceFAR, brings dancers from around the Bay Area for an all-star show that benefits cancer prevention.
Feature Article
November 3, 2015

What questions do arts organizations have to ask about technology, and how do we mediate between the desires of younger audiences and the essential “liveness” of music performance?

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Upcoming Concert
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October 21, 2015

Company C Ballet tries out a seasonal piece for the Day of the Dead, the first of several full-length pieces to come.

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Feature Article
October 20, 2015

A former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist aims to combine the concert hall and the club.

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October 14, 2015
Held every fall, the Crowden School in Berkeley opens its doors to music lovers of all ages.
October 14, 2015
At a time when most orchestras are cutting musicians, Santa Rosa Symphony is building on its success.
September 24, 2015
The quartet has just arrived from Buenos Aires, bringing tango inspired by the past, present, and future of the genre.
September 16, 2015
Monk, a pioneer in the development of “extended vocal technique” and interdisciplinary performance, was among 10 others to received the prestigious award.
Feature Article
September 15, 2015

The California Symphony has reanimated itself and is looking forward to its opening next Sunday.

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Feature Article
August 27, 2015

The general and artistic director of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle talks to SFCV about the project and how it has evolved for events the project leaders haven’t even thought up.

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Artist Spotlight
August 26, 2015

Louisville Symphony Music Director (and MTT protege) talks about the themes and ideas behind the documentary of his first year in the post.

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Feature Article
August 25, 2015

The leading technological audience engagement tool is now six years old, and it’s a “game-changer,” according to many insiders we’ve talked to.

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Upcoming Concert
August 12, 2015

Co-founder, Michael Adams, says when it comes to programming a festival, you have to know what your audience likes.

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Upcoming Concert
August 4, 2015

David Ramadanoff of the California Sound Collective talks about the importance of diverse programming and bringing the music to the audiences.

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