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.

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Michael Zwiebach - May 6, 2013

Greg Weber is the director of productions for San Francisco Opera, which means that he’s the chief technical officer of the entire staff of the opera (props, costumes, sets, lighting, etc.) He’s who General Manager David Gockley entrusts with bringing the physical production side of an opera together on budget and on time; dovetailing the wishes of the designers with the practical aspects of ru

Michael Zwiebach - May 2, 2013

May 3 and 4, Shannon Theater, Fremont High School: Before Stephen Sondheim wrote his convention-defying, form-opening musicals, he collaborated with comic writers Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove on A F

Michael Zwiebach - May 2, 2013

There are dozens of ways to organize musical meter, but only some of them are common in Western classical styles. This week's Playlist samples some of the uncommon ways of organizing rhythm.

Michael Zwiebach - April 30, 2013

Eos Ensemble, made up of members of the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, celebrates their 10th anniversary with a Beethoven perennial, the Septet and Stravinsky’s laconic, darkly humorous Soldier’s Tale.

Michael Zwiebach - April 30, 2013

Hot on the heels of the recent exhibition of California-inspired sheet music, comes a fun and fascinating concert by San Francisco Bach Choir of those songs.

Michael Zwiebach - April 30, 2013

It has become a tradition for Chamber Music San Francisco to offer the Brandenburg Concertos on Mother’s Day weekend. 

Michael Zwiebach - April 26, 2013

For its final regular season concert, American Bach Soloists will present Handel’s dramatic cantata Apollo e Dafne (1709-1710). 

Michael Zwiebach - April 25, 2013

Alasdair Neale and the Marin Symphony have put together a great Debussy/Ravel concert, ending with Debussy’s marvelous sea symphony, La mer

Michael Zwiebach - April 25, 2013

It doesn’t exactly take insider knowledge to proclaim that the San Francisco Ballet’s Cinderella — with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, scenery and costumes by Julian Crouch (who designed Broadway’s The Addams Family among other things), and puppetry by renowned master Basil Twist, not to mention Prokofiev’s music — is likely to be a big hit. 

Michael Zwiebach - April 25, 2013

It’s almost essential to see this production of Little Women at the S.F. Conservatory of Music for anyone planning on seeing the composer/librettist’s latest opus, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, at the S.F. Opera in June.