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    March 21 and 22

    Composer Mohammed Fairouz addresses global issues directly through his music, which merges dozens of styles in a borderless world.

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    Feature Article
    February 10, 2014

    A peek at this season’s promising movers, shakers, dancers, and makers.

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      Feb. 22 and March 1

      Stanford's Pan-Asian Music Festival’s 10th anniversary features four great performances by a group from Tibet and another from Mongolia.

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      February 12, 2014

      One of the founding fathers of New Age music, Kitaro continues to blur boundaries, and will do so with the Santa Rosa Symphony.

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      January 29, 2014

      New Grammy-winner Osmo Vänskä, no longer with the Minnesota Orchestra, prepares a varied Finnish/Russian concert with the S.F. Symphony.

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        Jan 24. to Feb. 23: Various locations

        In what seems to be perfect typecasting, Viennese-born George Cleve makes his Lamplighters conducting debut in the most Viennese of operettas, Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (The Bat).

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          February: Black History Month

          How better to celebrate Black History Month than at SFJAZZ; more than a great jazz venue, it features a series of outreach programs with education classes, events, and now a “family matinee.”

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          Artist Spotlight
          January 24, 2014

          Pianist Simone Dinnerstein discusses her penchant for performing Bach, which she has played since a child, and comparing her style to that of other interpreters.

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          January 14, 2014

          Past-mistress of that ancient Chinese stringed instrument the pipa, Wu Man reflects on her unconventional start in music and her long road to the world’s concert stages.

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          December 3, 2013

          Taking advantage of all sorts of singing gigs, from recitals and CDs to dance concerts and opera, is Mischa Bouvier’s main strategy for building a successful career.

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          December 4, 2013

          The Kronos Quartet’s longtime violist reflects on his decades with that distinguished quartet, and on its 40th anniversary performance Sunday in Berkeley.

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          November 6, 2013

          When playing Mozart works, pianist Jeremy Denk finds himself fascinated with the boundary he crosses between light and dark, but always follows their beauty and wonder.

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          November 11, 2013

          Marc-André Hamelin is in a series of residencies and starts a tour with the Pacifica Quartet in S.F. Here, he talks about music and the mystery and miracle that is human creativity.

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          Feature Article
          October 15, 2013

          Gifted with a beautiful, big voice, which she has developed into a completely reliable instrument, Leah Crocetto is rapidly ascending in the ranks of the world’s dramatic sopranos.

          More "Leah Crocetto: With Arms Wide Open" »
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          October 21, 2013

          Before his appearance at the S.F. Opera to sing the Dutchman, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley reflects on one of his most-beloved roles, as a cursed man who will never give up.

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            2013-2014

            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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            August 14, 2013

            Newly appointed as music director of the California Symphony, Donato Cabrera talks about building a rapport with the audience and musicians, what sparked his passion in music, and how his plans for the future will do the same for others. 

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            July 2, 2013

            Michael Feinstein, his marriage newly legitimized, talks about his big-band gig in San Francisco, where he’ll salute the Gershwin brothers in his inimitable style.

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            July 13, 2013

            Nicola Benedetti was recently voted Classical Brit of the Year, and at only 26, has become one of Scotland’s most wanted exports. But she’s not letting success turn her head.

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            July 24, 2013

            International conductor phenom Xian Zhang readies a Merola production of her beloved Le nozze di Figaro.

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              July 13-27

              Genre-bending musical forms invade this year’s Carmel Bach Festival in Monterey, which promises a range of delights.

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              May 23, 2013

              Matthew Polenzani returns to S.F. Opera to sing the title role in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Here, he opens up about the challenges of Hoffmann, his approach to new roles — and what he has planned for future seasons.

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              May 2, 2013

              The young bicoastal and tremendously busy tenor Michael Fabiano has much to say about getting into the character of a song, and the crying need for arts in the schools.

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              April 18, 2013

              Approaching the winter of the Tokyo String Quartet’s existence, cellist Clive Greensmith reflects on changes and challenges over the years, and on his plans for the future.

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              April 17, 2013

              The much-lauded choreographer Paul Taylor reflects on rites of spring on stage and in his own garden, as his company readies for a series of San Francisco performances.

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              April 12, 2013

              Before making his S.F. Symphony debut, Augustin Hadelich talks about his musical upbringing in Italy with German parents, how he prepares for performance, and where he finds his extraordinary instruments.

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              Artist Spotlight
              April 10, 2013

              Vocal coach and accompanist extraordinaire Steven Blier waxes eloquent on how he helps singers make art songs vivid, personal, and sincere.

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              April 1, 2013

              The man-of-many-voices Bobby McFerrin reflects on his career start in the Bay Area, his musical legacy from his parents, and his recent innovative CDs.

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              April 2, 2013

              The virtuoso recitalist Richard Goode speaks of how Beethoven chose him, and of how he loves to “enact the music” for himself and his rapt audiences.

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              March 13, 2013

              For her San Francisco recital, a rising star, the mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, selects music that’s both personally meaningful and challenging.

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              Format: 2014-04-20
              Format: 2014-04-20