Previews

Each week, SFCV looks behind the scenes to give you a sneak peak of what's coming up on stages around the Bay Area...so you can learn about concerts before they happen.

Artist Spotlight
August 3, 2011

Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a man of the piano, performing almost half the year, every year. In this interview he talks tours, albums, and jazz.

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Critics' Picks
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August 2, 2011

Turtle Island Quartet has been touring the U.S. for the past several months playing selections from their Jimi Hendrix album Have You Ever Been...? This weekend they return to California with a set at Yoshi's S.F.

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August 2, 2011

The Merola Opera Program steps out with Rossini's oft-played masterpiece The Barber of Seville, an easy recommendation, and an all-star cast: The Merolini are singers you will soon be seeing in major opera houses around the globe.

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August 2, 2011

Here's a summer concert that's easy and cheap: for just $15 you can get in to the Piedmont Piano Company to hear excellent pianist Eliane Lust play Joplin, Gershwin, and a variety of tangos.

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August 2, 2011

Music in the Vineyards' first weekend brings a delightful trio of twilight concerts, one at Robert Mondavi the other at Regusci Winery and one at Rubicon Estate.

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July 26, 2011

Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’etoile, his first opera, was written for Jacques Offenbach’s Bouffes Parisiennes and premiered there in late 1877. If you’ve never seen or heard the piece, it’s worth the trouble to seek it out.

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July 26, 2011

Although not everybody is happy to acknowledge it, John Williams is likely the most popular American composer of classical music alive today. The San Francisco Symphony winds up its Summer and the Symphony series with a jaunt through the Williams canon, with a few nods to his compatriots in what is some of the most sophisticated and brilliantly orchestrated movie music ever.

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July 26, 2011

Pamela Z’s — whose Room Series continues this weekend with “Poetry and Motion” at the Royce Galler — is apparently an inexhaustible fount of great ideas, bringing together three musicians and three dancers in the Japanese Butoh tradition.

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Upcoming Concert
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    July 26, 2011

    With a lot of good music and a little fine wine, Music in the Vineyards beckons enthusiasts of the good life.

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    Artist Spotlight
    July 25, 2011

    Celebrating her 20th year at the helm of the Cabrillo Music Festival, Marin Alsop reflects on changes she’s instituted and going outside her comfort zone for new works.

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