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Michael Zwiebach

Michael Zwiebach is the senior editor/ content manager for SFCV. He assigns all articles and content, manages the writing staff and does editing. A member of SFCV from the beginning, Michael holds a Ph.D. in music history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Articles by this Author

February 23, 2021
With texts by Margaret Atwood, Songs for Murdered Sisters reflects on a real-world tragedy.
February 8, 2021

As the NEA continues to dole out project-based grants effectively, we’re reminded that artists need and deserve more than that.

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Feature Article
February 6, 2021

If there’s a lesson in this preeminent American composer’s work, it’s that reimagining the past in art can lead to liberation.

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February 2, 2021
The Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, S.C., is virtual this year, featuring an array of chamber concerts.
January 26, 2021
Both companies announced major appointments to include Black artists in top-level artistic decision-making and in outreach programs.
Upcoming Concert
January 12, 2021

With a winner of a concept, the orchestra is ready to make new friends and influence people.

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Upcoming Concert
January 5, 2021

Beth Morrison Projects, HERE Arts Center, and LA Opera bring Modulation, a meditation on 2020 from 13 different composers, to fruition.

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January 5, 2021
Two months before the composer’s 80th birthday, a premiere sets the stage.
December 15, 2020
And since it wouldn’t be the holidays without brass, the Southern California Brass Consortium will bring the three-hour show to a close.
Streaming Review
December 8, 2020

Valley of the Moon Festival has quietly made a big contribution to the Beethoven year.

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Feature Article
December 1, 2020

Let these virtual concerts send you to your happy place until we can all look on 2020 in hindsight.

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November 24, 2020
The artistic director of San José Chamber Orchestra will be feted in a charity concert with donations designated to go to her orchestra.
November 17, 2020
The experimental music duo shows its versatility in a virtual “season.”
November 10, 2020
The revised contract also paves the way for more digital content.
November 4, 2020
The 50-year-old organization establishes a new honor for pathbreaking American contributions to the art form.
Upcoming Concert
October 27, 2020

The cellist and pianist share a personal program of Spanish music from the early 20th century.

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October 27, 2020
The filmed production finds the company continuing its intrepid ways.
October 20, 2020
With the announcement of serious creative talents and fascinating works in development, West Edge’s Aperture becomes a major site for the development of American opera.
October 6, 2020
Blanchard’s first opera gets an online revival.
October 6, 2020
There’s a wealth of great music a couple of keystrokes away thanks to the Conservatory’s new initiative.