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.

Critics' Picks
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  • Critics Pick
April 26, 2011

As the S.F. Symphony returns to action after a brief off-week, they get to work with one of those superb but unheralded conductors who seem more inexplicable in these days of well-oiled publicity machines: Peter Oundjian, known for being self-effacing and for connecting brilliantly with orchestra players.

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    April 26, 2011

    With ambitious programming, as well as forums and lectures, American Bach Soloists is launching a Bach Festival in San Francisco.

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    Upcoming Concert
    Quinteto Latino
      April 25, 2011

      Audiences are discovering a wealth of Latin American music through a woodwind quintet’s missionary efforts.

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        April 21, 2011

        Johannes Brahms' identification with an old tradition of music is the subject of the upcoming California Bach Society concerts, and choral music the composer wrote in this era has exceptional drama and impact.

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        Upcoming Concert
        Jeffrey Thomas
          April 21, 2011

          A Mass by a contemporary of Bach’s receives its first West Coast hearing, performed by American Bach Soloists.

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          Critics' Picks
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          April 19, 2011

          Guitarist David Russell has walked away with every competition he has ever entered and has energized a huge fan base with his nearly perfect technique and musicality. His S.F. Performances show this weekend promises to be pretty special.

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          • Critics Pick
          April 19, 2011

          Opera San José opens its production of La bohème this weekend. Puccini's bittersweet love story reliably leaves new operagoers in tears and is tailormade for young casts, OSJ's specialty.

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            April 19, 2011

            The Ives Quartet is taking a musical journey that stretches well beyond a single concert and focuses on education and audience involvement.

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            April 18, 2011

            Violinist Dawn Harms (member of several Bay Area music groups) performs her entertaining one-woman family show across the U.S., to squeals of delight and smiles of pleasure.

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            • Family Friendly
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            April 18, 2011

            Frederica von Stade tells an engaging musical story together with composer/pianist Jake Heggie and talented teenagers from the Young Musician's Program at UC Berkeley on May 1.

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