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 - March 14, 2013

We can’t throw a parade, but here’s a playlist ready for your celebration of all things Irish.

Michael Zwiebach - March 13, 2013

Thanks to the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, his Requiem, one of the most popular choral works of all time, is sure to figure in the Bay Area concert scene a number of times this year. 

Michael Zwiebach - March 13, 2013

For a famous violinist, Midori cuts an intentionally low profile, so you can be forgiven for not noticing that she will be performing a Bay Area recital soon, for San Francisco Performances.

Michael Zwiebach - March 13, 2013

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and their dynamic leader, Richard Tognetti return  to Cal Performances for a wide-ranging pair of programs, featuring pianist Alice Sara Ott in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Michael Zwiebach - March 8, 2013

Cantare con Vivo is doing Sergei Rachmaninov’s deeply moving Vespers (All-Night Vigil) as their spring concert. 

Michael Zwiebach - March 8, 2013

Clerestory, the men’s choral group that is partly a spin-off from Chanticleer, is back in action on the weekend, with a program they’re calling “Bacchanalia”, a celebration of spring and music about springtime appetites.

Michael Zwiebach - March 8, 2013

When the exciting new music group Alarm Will Sound visits the Bay Area, tickets are normallyhard to find. 

Michael Zwiebach - March 7, 2013

Maurice Ravel, composer of the Bolero, and many other less famous but more wonderful musical works, wears the birthday hat this week.

Although you'll often hear him lumped with Debussy as an "impressionist," few composers were less fuzzy and more definite than Ravel. "I tore my work out of me, drop by drop," goes the most famous quotation from this musician.

Michael Zwiebach - March 7, 2013

Here is a short tribute to only a few of the great violinists who have played in the Bay Area in the last month, or who will play here shortly. If the list were complete, it would be twice as long.

Michael Zwiebach - March 6, 2013

For its first big concert, the newly-established Young Womens’ Choral Projects starts off with some fancy rhythms from Gershwin, leading to a whole set of Latin American polyrhythms, American spirituals, and other traditional tunes.