Molly Colin

Journalist Molly Colin writes about the arts and cultural trends.

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Upcoming Concert
    April 12: 10 & 11:30 a.m.

    The S.F. Girls Chorus joins the Berkeley Symphony for its annual “I’m a Performer” family concerts that are part of a three-step educational program to make music accessible to everyone.

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    Upcoming Concert
      Sun April 6, 2014 3:00pm

      Storyteller David Gonzalez opens up the world to a child's imagination with his spin on Aesop's moral tales, set to music.

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      Upcoming Concert
        Sat March 22, 2014 11:00am

        The Rolleo family band is part of the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Spring Kids Concert Series lineup of five performances that involve music for children age six months old and up.

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        Feature Article
        March 11, 2014

        You can explore flamenco in its intricate variety all this week in Berkeley and San Francisco.

        More "Flamenco Fever: Discover the Magic " »
        Upcoming Concert
          Sat March 8, 2014 4:00pm

          This year's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra free family concertfeatures a lively program of music, discussion, and a post-concert "petting zoo," where children can view period and historically accurate instruments up close.

          More about Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra »

          Upcoming Concert
            March 2 at 2 p.m. & March 7 at 7 p.m.

            Don't miss this yummy production of The Magic Flute, which has three upcoming performances and features free artisan waffles.

            More about Center for New Music »

            Upcoming Concert
              Sat February 22, 2014 10:00am

              A Spaghetti Western, a comedy set on the frontier, features great music and silliness in a tale of characters blazing a path westward while chasing the American dream but leaving large piles of pasta in their wake.

              More about Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse »

              Upcoming Concert
              • Family Friendly
              • First Time Concert Goer
              • Free Event
              Feb. 8 and 9

              These family events, a creative introduction for young people to classical music in the Bay Area, offer three animal-themed concerts and an engaging example that music is for all ages.

              More about San Francisco Chamber Orchestra »

              Upcoming Concert
                Sat February 8, 2014 3:00pm

                What better musical way to ring in the Year of the Horse with the entire family than the San Francisco Symphony's 14th Annual Chinese New Year concert.

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                Upcoming Concert
                  Sun January 19, 2014 7:00pm

                  Oakland’s annual musical tribute to Martin Luther King features new compositions by Marcus Shelby and much more.

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                  Festival REVIEW
                   SF Jazz    Incredible Bodies of Music,  and All That Jazz
                  November 8, 2013

                  The Sixth International Body Music Festival moved its sonic rhythm party from Oakland to S.F., as its energetic performers tapped, swished, and Velcroed their way across a SFJAZZ Center stage to an enthusiastic audience.

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                  Upcoming Concert
                    Sun November 24, 2013 4:00pm

                    Welcome to Upside-Downton Abbey, a parody of the Masterpiece Theatre phenomenom Downton Abbey that is this year's gala by the Lamplighters Music Theatre.

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                    Upcoming Concert

                      Executive Director Wiley Hausam plots his first moves to attract a diverse audience for Stanford Live’s wide-ranging season offerings.

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                      Chamber Music REVIEW
                       New Music Bay Area  Chapel of the Chimes Memories Through a Garden of Music
                      June 21, 2013

                      Memories and music pour forth at the annual walk-through concert at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland.

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                      Upcoming Concert
                        Tue June 4, 2013 8:00pm

                        On June 4 clarinetist Brenden Guy performs Movements for a Clarinet Concerto, a long-awaited reconstruction of a Britten commission.

                        More about San Francisco Conservatory of Music »

                        Feature Article
                        May 21, 2013

                        Small opera companies like Berkeley’s West Edge Opera, Walnut Creek’s Festival Opera, and Palo Alto’s West Bay Opera are finding ways to stay in business and to thrive artistically.

                        More "Survival Economics: Small Opera Companies Drive Change" »
                        Chamber Music REVIEW
                         Yoshi's San Francisco  Out and About With Lara Downes
                        April 24, 2013

                        Mixing it up, Lara Downes brings adventurous music lovers up close and personal with performers, in a lively, jazz club setting.

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                        Upcoming Concert
                          March 24 2-10 p.m.

                          Genre-bending is the all-embracing category for the annual Switchboard Music Festival in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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                          Upcoming Concert
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                            Feb. 7 — 10

                            Styles of Baroque dance are being brought back to life by a new dance ensemble, accompanied by veteran early-music instrumentalists.

                            More about Voices of Music »

                            Dance REVIEW
                             Cal Performances  Hubbard Street Meets LINES
                            February 1, 2013

                            Two acclaimed dance ensembles, from San Francisco and Chicago, blend their talents and creative visions.

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