Music News

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April 30, 2013
Curious and curiouser — Ludwig van Beethoven is all around us, in 2013. What's the significance of the year? That's just it: nothing. Not a centennial, bicentennial, or even a round-number anniversa...
April 25, 2013
Sergei Prokofiev wrote some of the most lyrical and melodic classical music of the 20th century. He also wrote some wild and crazy music, a side of his artistic personality that he had to suppress wh...
April 25, 2013
Laura Arthur is a 21-year-old lyric soprano, a budding ingénue who imagines one day becoming a full lyric soprano, perhaps in the steps of the great Italians, Mirella Freni and Renata Scotto. Arthur ...
April 23, 2013
For the first full summer series in its grand new Weill Hall, and under the direction of new Executive and Artistic Directors Larry Furukawa-Schlereth and Emmanuel Morlet, Sonoma's Green Music Center ...
April 23, 2013
From the first concert, on July 12, to the Last Night at the Proms, on Sept....
April 23, 2013
They come at this time of the year, announcements of both summer festival programs and the fall seasons. Below, some of the highlights, beginning with what is paradoxically the closest to home, London...
April 23, 2013
The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony will present a solidarity concert in support of the locked out musicians of the Minnesota and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras at 7 p.m. April 29, in St. Ignatiu...
April 23, 2013
Noe Valley Chamber Music hit the jackpot for the celebration of its 20th anniversary on May 19 in San Francisco's St. Mark's Lutheran Church: the event will feature Frederica von Stade, soprano Lisa D...

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