Music News

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

April 4, 2013
This week’s birthday boy, Sergei Rachmaninov, was one of the last great performer-composers in the classical tradition. And unlike 19th-century virtuosos, that means we have recordings of his playin...
April 4, 2013
April 6, Saturday, all day at Ardenwood Historic Farm: Tartan Day Scottish Fair. Ach, ye still can’t beat thepipes for an ear-splitting racket that’ll give you a prize headache. Scottish dancing, ...
April 4, 2013
You don’t think of it, but it can be a stigma to play in a jazz band in high school, to be a young jazz musician. The other day in the central quad at Liberty High School, for example, the jazz band...
April 4, 2013
Periodically, the Kids Around the Bay column profiles one of the local school music programs, to provide parents with a sense of the resources and philosophy offered, as well as how programs compare. ...
April 2, 2013
Caryl Emerson, author of The Life of Musorgsky, writes about the newly published Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev: ...
April 2, 2013
San Francisco's Exploratorium is known the world over for its unique hands-on science exhibits, a kind of museum where visitors — especially children — are encouraged, not forbidden, to touch what...
April 2, 2013
From a relatively small community organization the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival grew like Topsy into the world's largest such celebration of ethnic dance. ...
April 2, 2013
A "friend in the business" wrote to me about uses of the Vienna Symphonic Library and alternatives to it, a whole big (relatively) new field with enormous potential impact on music: ...
April 2, 2013
If you want to hear and see a digital display of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Stephen Malinowski has just published it last week as a graphical score. The recording is by Jay Bacal, using virtual ...
April 2, 2013
Announced today, San Francisco Ballet's next season promises three world premieres, productions new to the West Coast, and revivals of the most successful recent works. The 2013 season still has three...

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