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Paul Kotapish

Paul Kotapish is the managing editor for SFCV.  You can learn more here or at

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
December 17, 2017

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

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Photo Essay
November 28, 2017

A Cal Performances program offers students an opportunity to meet South African dancers and learn about Gumboot and Pantsula traditions first-hand. Our photo essay tells the story.

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November 28, 2017
MTT and the S.F. Symphony are nominated for Best Orchestral Performance.
October 17, 2017
This festive annual event is one of the Bay Areas’s most popular ways to celebrate Días de los Muertos.
October 6, 2017
Highlights at uptown and downtown venues range from Beethoven to Renaissance polyphony to Ukrainian guerilla folk opera.
September 22, 2017
From Baroque classics to new compositions, electronica, and jazz, SF Music Day has it all.
Upcoming Concert
September 19, 2017

Local composer Barry Phillips builds a sensitive score for Tal Skloot’s documentary about a wheelchair hiker who conquers a Sierra mountain pass.

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September 12, 2017
Gems include a documentary following the discovery and performance of a lost opera from Colombia.
Feature Article
September 6, 2017

Traditional-music mavens from around the country converge for a week of fiddle and banjo tunes, ancient ballads, workshops, sprightly dancing, and lots of jamming.

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Feature Article
August 28, 2017

The results are in: Congratulations to the winners of our third-annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 15, 2017
Final voting ends at 6 p.m. (Pacific) for the third annual SFCV Best of the Bay poll. Vote for your favorite classical-music artists, events, venues, and more.
Feature Article
August 8, 2017

The Scandinavian folk revival is in full bloom and has a lot to offer classical-music lovers.

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July 24, 2017
Nominations for our annual survey of your favorite artists and performances start next week.
Feature Article
July 21, 2017

Relax at the shore or in your own back yard with our 2017 selection of great beach reads featuring music-themed books.

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July 19, 2017
The Point Counterpoint II has provided a mobile platform for musical diplomacy for over 40 years, but it is drifting toward destruction.
July 5, 2017
The wildly popular sampler offers spectacular music and dance from cultures spanning the globe.
June 13, 2017
The intimate theater provides an immersive sound-sculpture experience in the dark.
June 13, 2017
The innovative group marks its anniversary with the premiere of Nobody Lives Here Now and a retrospective of Goode’s work.
June 6, 2017
Jeremy Tai wins the coveted award with a program of Grieg, Prokofief, and Bielawa.
June 6, 2017
“Music Against Cancer” concert will help underwrite medical expenses for pianist Joanna Różewska’s nephew.