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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

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 15, 2019

A trip to the Oakland Symphony tells you a lot about the deep connections of the orchestra to its community.

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New Music Review
October 10, 2019

Shamisen player Hidejiro Honjoh anchors a program that is crowned by Hiroya Miura’s dazzling mini opera.

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October 3, 2019
Harassment allegations force the legendary singer’s departure.
October 1, 2019
The orchestra’s chief operating officer moves up to the hot seat.
New Music Review
October 1, 2019

There’s no lack of music about nature, but this thoughtfully designed concert brought things together in an especially pleasing way.

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September 24, 2019
The SFCM's newest departments are prominently showcased in a weekend crammed with performances.
September 17, 2019
KQED reporter Chloe Veltman meets singers who have had gender reassignment surgery, and how they’re adapting their careers to their authentic selves.
September 10, 2019
Orchestras and opera houses are the most change-resistant classical organizations. So how’s that balance thing going in the Bay Area?
September 4, 2019
The edgy festival devoted to sound brings its ninth, and biggest, festival to San Francisco.
September 4, 2019
The tenor withdraws from the company’s production of Roméo et Juliette.
August 13, 2019
In the wake of a detailed, wide-ranging Associated Press investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, the company decided to cancel the highly anticipated concert.
August 6, 2019
With the 2019 festival in full swing, the company announces a wild 2020 season filled with sex, crime, and great music.
CD Review
July 16, 2019

Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren gets some long-overdue love from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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June 11, 2019
The Musical Grant Program awards will support 21 really cool arts projects in the Bay Area next year. Here are the winners.
Festival Review
June 4, 2019

Kronos Quartet continues to do important work, and their commissioning projects leave an unmatched legacy.

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May 14, 2019
The orchestra is riding a wave of success that shows in its confident new season.
Choral Review
May 7, 2019

SFBC gives us the chance to meet composer Marianna Martines.

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April 19, 2019
The Mariinsky Ballet, Renée Fleming, and a reimagined Scott Joplin opera are only a few of the standout attractions.
April 9, 2019
Lots of star performers and new collaborations spark the organization’s coming season.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 26, 2019

The offbeat orchestra creates an intriguing evening of music with a patriotic tinge and a rare symphony from the 1840s.

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