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
June 13, 2011

The violist talks about her life touring with the Takács Quartet, teaching, and what she misses about playing with the San Francisco Symphony, which she did for three decades.

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June 9, 2011

Get out the family bikes or strap on the roller skates for a day of fresh air, exercise, music, and grub for “Sunday Streets” street closure and entertainment by the Bayview Opera House.

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June 9, 2011

Come witness the thrilling marriage between music and dance as the renowned City Ballet School presents its final spring concert of Peter and the Wolf narrated by David Bowie, and other madly fun works.

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June 7, 2011

Elliott Sharp brings his interest in modified instruments like "guitarbass," an instrument that was built especially for him, to Meridian Gallery

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Upcoming Concert
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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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    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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    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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    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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