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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.

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April 24, 2018

It's not that Kendrick Lamar's music prize invalidates classical music; it recognizes that even classical musicians are affected and inspired by it.

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April 17, 2018
Amid a broad swath of premieres and intriguing recitals, SFP is asking artists to engage with contemporary issues.
April 10, 2018
Career grants also go to former Merolini and Adler Fellows.
April 10, 2018
Lots of heavyweight headliners as well as a few experimental and timely offerings crowd the UC Davis presenter's schedule.
April 3, 2018
Nicholas McGegan's no-limits philosophy for the orchestra continues to erase early music's boundary line.
March 27, 2018
The organization's executive director winds up successful tenure in Berkeley.
March 27, 2018
The young, gifted Francesco Lecce-Chong will step into the position.
March 20, 2018
The orchestra landed a heavyweight to succeed Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
March 13, 2018
As always, the contemporary music festival manages to squeeze a lot of adventurous music into a short time.
February 27, 2018
Check out new tabs to find the extra events we’ve been covering.
February 13, 2018
With an ambitious commissioning project, collaborations with major L.A. artists, and festivals and special projects galore, the new season shapes up to be a blockbuster.
January 30, 2018
With less on the line than the mainstream categories, the classical Grammys recognized some great albums of the past year.
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January 16, 2018

Great music is bursting out all over this spring. Here is our guide to some hot tickets.

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January 3, 2018

In the best-of-2017 sweepstakes, the San Francisco Symphony’s powerful rendition of Ives’s masterwork was a standout.

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December 22, 2017
Four singers accuse the famed conductor of sexual harassment.
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December 12, 2017

J'Nai Bridges, Soloman Howard, Andrea Lett, Kearstin Piper Brown, Kenneth Overton, and Ronny Michael Greenberg perform for inmates and staff at San Quentin State Prison.

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November 28, 2017
The Nov. 19 concert was more than a gesture.
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November 28, 2017

The holiday season brings its bounty of Nutcrackers, carols, and a few surprises as well. Here are a few suggestions to launch you on your merry way.

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November 14, 2017
The largest music-commissioning program of its kind in the U.S. is off to a running start.
November 7, 2017
Arts organizations respond to the recent fires by donating services and raising funds.