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.

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    June 7, 2011

    A family that stays together sometimes also plays together, as the Hiraga/Wyrick clan prove.

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    Artist Spotlight
    June 7, 2011

    Stardom has come fast for young Yuja Wang, who is learning how to pace herself and seeking a mentor.

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    Critics' Picks
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    • Critics Pick
    May 31, 2011

    Young violinists, cellists, and even one violist from the United States' elite conservatories will once again be displaying their virtuosity at the Irving M. Klein String Competition finals at Knuth Hall on the SFSU campus this weekend.

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    • Critics Pick
    May 31, 2011

    Romance is on the minds of several Bay Area groups this weekend. Chanticleer's series of spring concerts kicks off this Friday, and love poetry forms the center of their program.

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    • Critics Pick
    May 31, 2011

    Elena Sharkova, who heads the 90-voice Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, will use her intimate knowledge of works such as Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov's 1907 All-Night Vigil, in a concert that music lovers of all kinds should make an effort to see.

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    Artist Spotlight
    May 31, 2011

    Concertmaster Laura Albers stakes out her space in the orchestra pit, then revs up to play Wagner’s long, intense operas.

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      May 31, 2011

      Rarely heard (and some virtually unknown) music from Latin America will be performed at several historic sites.

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        May 27, 2011

        The Mission Chamber Orchestra of San José kicks off this year’s Portuguese pride festivities in the Bay with its 5th annual Music of Portugal concert,  coinciding with Portugal Day on June 5.

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        Artist Spotlight
        May 26, 2011

        Founder and violinist of the Kronos Quartet David Harrington talks with SFCV about ancient Chinese tunes and modern Chinese toys, and how a collaboration with pipa virtuoso Wu Man has helped the Kronos Quartet span cultures and time.

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        Critics' Picks
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        • Critics Pick
        May 24, 2011

        The Rickshaw Stop is presenting Dustin O'Halloran this weekend with the Magik*Magik Orchestra's String Quartet and the Conspiracy of Venus women's vocal group. They'll be playing music off of O'Halloran's latest instrumental album, Lumiere.

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