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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

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February 6, 2014

Stanford's Pan-Asian Music Festival’s 10th anniversary features four great performances by a group from Tibet and another from Mongolia.

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February 5, 2014

It almost didn’t happen at all, but the lockout–ravaged Minnesota Orchestra holds a concert in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 30, 2014

This weekend, cellist Emil Miland plays the Elgar Cello Concerto with the orchestra he first played it with, 40 years ago.

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January 23, 2014

How better to celebrate Black History Month than at SFJAZZ; more than a great jazz venue, it features a series of outreach programs with education classes, events, and now a “family matinee.”

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January 16, 2014

What’s the energy level like when 500-plus youth orchestra players get together to share great music? You have to experience it to understand.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 9, 2014

Tyler Hayford is about to play a big concert, but he’s asking the usual big questions teenagers have, some that music alone won’t help him answer.

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Kids & Families Feature
December 19, 2013

The holidays are about personal and professional traditions, as well as seasonal ones. And so we asked around to find out how some in the SFCV community celebrate this time of year. Here are a few of the responses.

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Kids & Families Feature
December 12, 2013

We expose a local secret: Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro, a fine dance company sporting a dance school in San Lorenzo, as well as many South Bay performances.

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December 9, 2013

The Brooklyn-based Project Trio, coming to the Harker School on Dec. 13., has drawn a huge audience across the Internet with beat-boxing, and has been redefining the borders between classical music and jazz, and other styles.

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Kids & Families Feature
December 5, 2013

Looking for a great gift? Check out these 17 books about music and musicians that are sure to inspire.

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Kids & Families Feature
November 21, 2013

Boy choirs are having to adapt to the earlier onset of puberty, which often changes the voice before the musician can catch up.

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Kids & Families Feature
November 14, 2013

Youth Orchestra Conductor Donato Cabrera talks about the upcoming concert featuring Copland, Bloch, and Nielsen; how to build a rapport with the young musicians, telling a story through music.

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November 14, 2013
Aaron Copland, born 113 years ago today, was famously dubbed “the dean of American composers.” His scores, well-known and loved, we still hear in TV and film.
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November 14, 2013

A local holiday tradition returns at ODC Dance Company.

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Kids & Families Feature
November 7, 2013

Mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosio is a remarkably determined young woman, which is what sets her apart, as much as her abundant talent.

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November 7, 2013

Symphony Napa Valley presents a concert both highly entertaining and thoughtfully educational titled “Who Messed Up My Orchestra,” begins with an instrument “petting zoo,” art activities, and a juice and cookie reception.

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October 31, 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9, the San Francisco Opera hosts a free community open house. Last year more than 4,000 people came to the event.

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October 31, 2013

Holy magnificats! Four high school choirs show the results of this summer’s Choral Institute, run by Volti, the professional, new music choir.

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October 24, 2013

This weekend’s family concert at the Redwood Symphony includes an orchestral version of a Dr. Seuss' classic The Sneetches.

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October 23, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony’s Day of the Dead festival of Mexican heritage is always a major event mixing music, theater, dance, and kids activities.

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