Music News

Read breaking news and items of interest from the world of music in the San Francisco Bay Area and far beyond.

May 8, 2013
We stopped by the Community Music Center in San Francisco’s Mission District to catch a rehearsal by the children’s chorus. They've become city-famous and have performed at among other venues, Yo...
May 7, 2013
It's somewhat of a hush-hush yet, but apparently there is an upcoming Rob Marshall-directed Disney film of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, with Meryl Streep (Witch) and Johnny Depp (Wolf). On the o...
May 7, 2013
Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene will have its world premiere at the War Memorial Opera House on June 19, for seven performances through July 7....
May 7, 2013
It wasn't just a drill, but a real emergency, giving voice students a taste of how wacky and impossible opera can be — and how to stand your ground. ...
May 7, 2013
Fredrick Lieberman — a musicologist whose interest and expertise ranged from classical Asian music to Broadway, Lou Harrison, John Adams, and the Grateful Dead — died Saturday of a heart attack in...
May 6, 2013
Greg Weber is the director of productions for San Francisco Opera, which means that he’s the chief technical officer of the entire staff of the opera (props, costumes, sets, lighting, etc.) He’s w...
May 2, 2013
May 3 and 4, Shannon Theater, Fremont High School: Before Stephen Sondheim wrote his convention-defying, form-opening musicals, he collaborated with comic writers Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove on A...
April 30, 2013
 By Artistic Director Greg MacKellan As 42nd Street Moon sails into our third decade, we realize that we’re all suffering from "21st Century Blues." Life is harder and more complex than ever befor...

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