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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
October 23, 2013

sf Art & Film is a local nonprofit that lets teenagers experience art, including music performances, for free. The only difficulty is finding interested teens.

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Upcoming Concert
October 17, 2013

Two great events this weekend are open to the entire community and Bay Area: Community Music Day and S.F. Music Day.

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Kids & Families Feature
October 17, 2013

The violin bow may look like a simple piece of technology, but it is integral to the sound of the instrument and making bows is the work of master craftspeople.

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Kids & Families Feature
October 10, 2013

Gianfranco Baltazar studies at SOTA and takes guitar from hobby to serious study by bootstrapping his skills via YouTube.

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Upcoming Concert
October 10, 2013

Experienced entertainer Asheba brings his high-energy show to kick off a super fall music lineup at Bay Area Discovery Museum in Marin.

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Kids & Families Feature
October 3, 2013

Two young teachers are giving a lift to the venerable school music program at SI.

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Kids & Families Feature
October 3, 2013

A new music education broadcast on public television, conceived by conductor Gerard Schwarz, has been winning audiences and is being scheduled in the Bay Area.

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Upcoming Concert
September 26, 2013

Don't miss Hansel and Gretel at the Oshman Family JCC, featuring a 12-piece orchestra, conducted by Ming Luke, dancers from the Firebird Theater, and multimedia visuals.

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Kids & Families Feature
September 26, 2013

Sequoia High School in Redwood City has deep roots in music education, and despite the arts crisis in public schools, it’s not about to give that up.

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Feature Article
September 23, 2013

The Napa Valley Symphony was not long gone before plans were laid for reconstituting the orchestra. But in the meantime, a new one with different musicians was created. And therein lies a tale.

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Upcoming Concert
September 19, 2013

Music and astronomy went hand in hand in way back when (in the Middle Ages). Now a fun-sounding event at Lick Observatory brings them together in a whole new way.

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Upcoming Concert
September 19, 2013

Celebrate International Peace Month with The 2013 JAMband Family Festival. Children need only bring “your dancing feet, a loving mind, and a peaceful spirit.”

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Kids & Families Feature
September 12, 2013

Victoria Young and her mother are betting that talent, discipline, and determination can make her a professional musician. They’ve made a lot of sacrifices to get this far.

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Kids & Families Feature
September 6, 2013

The campus has gone from a rented-out church basement to its own building, the student body has grown from 13 kids to 80, but the Crowden School’s innovative curriculum is still young at 30 years old this year.

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Upcoming Concert
September 5, 2013

There’s more than one way to hear the music of Star Wars and Harry Potter next weekend and the Marin Symphony is making it easy.

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Kids & Families Feature
August 28, 2013

A brand new fine arts building, with a state-of-the-art recording facility, is home to a thriving music program at Redwood High School in Marin.

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Kids & Families Feature
August 28, 2013

The well-known boy choir is a great place to grow up in, as well as a place for teaching young singers.

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Kids & Families Feature
August 22, 2013

Two Bay Area musicians are fearlessly taking early music to a younger audience, and having remarkable success.

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Feature Article
August 20, 2013

To sing and understand folk music, you have to go to folk and ask them to teach you. That’s exactly what Kitka Vocal Ensemble spent this summer doing.

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Upcoming Concert
August 15, 2013

A fully staged, danced, costumed, shortened version of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale for kids.

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