Molly Colin

Journalist Molly Colin writes about the arts and cultural trends.

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Upcoming Concert
    April 15, 2015

    A look at the San Francisco company’s upcoming opera at Z Space based on the Joseph Conrad novella. More about Opera Parallèle »

    Feature Article
    March 11, 2015

    Pierre-Laurent the pianist celebrates his long-time association with Pierre the composer.

    More "Aimard on Boulez: A Tribute on the Composer's 90th" »
    Dance REVIEW
     San Francisco Performances  Life After Ballet: Wendy Whelan in <em>Restless Creature</em>
    January 22, 2015

    Only months after retiring from the New York City Ballet at 47, the famous principal ballerina performs new works by four male choreographers who also dance with her on stage.

    More about San Francisco Performances »
    Feature Article
    December 2, 2014

    In San Francisco Opera’s understudy room, a sense of camaraderie and good humor prevails, as singers watch a production they’ve prepared to perform, but which will go on without them.

    More "Things You Never Knew About Being an Understudy" »
    Upcoming Concert
      August 26, 2014

      The upcoming season at the San Francisco Symphony offers intriguing collaborations and pairings that play off each other.

      More about San Francisco Symphony »

      Upcoming Concert
        August 20, 2014

        sfSound continues its "small packages" musical series on Aug. 24, showcasing two rarely played 20th-century modern classics, along with five short works commissioned in response to them.

        More about sfSoundSeries »

        Upcoming Concert
          August 8, 2014

          The Three-By-Three concert series are just one of the highlights of the 20th anniversary season of Music In the Vineyards in the Napa Valley.

          More about Music in the Vineyards »

          Upcoming Concert
            August 7, 2014

            Yo-Yo Ma brings the intimacy and power of three Johann Sebastian Bach solo cello suites to the Hearst Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley on Aug. 12 as a Cal Performances special summer event.

            More about Cal Performances »

            Upcoming Concert
              August 2, 2014

              Hershey Felder brings the pianist Frederic Chopin to life in his solo show, Monsieur Chopin, now playing on the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Thrust Stage through Aug. 10.

              More about Berkeley Repertory Theater »

              Upcoming Concert
                July 31, 2014

                From medieval chants to premieres, the third International Russian Choral Music Festival gets underway Aug. 3 in San Francisco and runs through Aug. 10.

                More about International Russian Choral Music Festival »

                Feature Article
                July 29, 2014

                For three late-bloomer singers in the Merola Opera Program, emotional maturity and determination substitute for a long apprenticeship.

                More "Age Before … What Does It Take to Be An Opera Singer?" »
                Upcoming Concert
                  July 28, 2014

                  San Francisco’s Lamplighters Music Theatre kicks off their 62nd season with a swashbuckling perennial Gilbert & Sullivan favorite, The Pirates of Penzance.

                  More about Lamplighters Music Theatre »

                  Upcoming Concert
                    July 21, 2014

                    Canadian-American troubador Rufus Wainwright will make his debut at the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on Sunday, July 27.

                    More about Stern Grove Festival »

                    Upcoming Concert
                      July 16, 2014

                      Woody Guthrie’s American Song, the award-winning musical based on the life and music of the iconic American folk singer, returns to the Freight & Salvage for four performances.

                      More about Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse »

                      Upcoming Concert
                        July 10, 2014

                        Kids (and their parents) get to shake, rattle and rock at the free outdoor Kidchella summer concerts in Redwood City.

                        More about 19 Broadway Bar and Night Club »

                        Upcoming Concert
                          June 26, 2014

                          There's a bevy of Fourth of July celebrations with music around the San Francisco Bay Area this summer. Head for your favorite place to enjoy the festivities: Happy Fourth of July!

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                          Upcoming Concert
                            June 26, 2014

                            Skip Saturday morning cartoons this week and bring the family to hear young fiddlers bow bluegrass and jazz at the 17th annual fiddlekids concert matinee at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

                            More about Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse »

                            Upcoming Concert
                              June 18, 2014

                              San Francisco's Stern Grove kicks off its summer Kids Days shows with three separate programs that highlight diverse styles of dance.

                              More about Stern Grove Festival »

                              Upcoming Concert
                                June 5, 2014

                                Pirate Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) will make his way across a big screen as Marin Symphony Music Director Alasdair McNeale leads orchestra members in the score to the rollicking film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

                                More about Marin Symphony »

                                Artist Spotlight
                                May 28, 2014

                                Others’ scholarship and playing styles helped draw Kristian Bezuidenhout to the beguiling field of early-music performance.

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