Music News

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

January 29, 2013
The new pride of Stanford Live, Bing Hall opened just over two weeks ago, and news comes today that Stanford Live Artistic Director Jenny Bilfield is leaving the position she assumed in 2006 to become...
January 29, 2013
Don't expect a piano recital here, but classical music may yet play a (limited) role in the 9,000-seat waterfront concert venue planned for the 34th America's Cup, on Piers 27-29. Besides the size, th...
January 24, 2013
January 26: Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony. Another in a series of “outreach” concerts, to show the uninitiated or unfamiliar how things work in an orchestra. Recommended for ...
January 24, 2013
It is the Year of the Snake, sometimes called the Year of the Little Dragon; the year for people who are intuitive and graceful, and both cunning and wise. New Year’s day is February 10. “Of cour...
January 24, 2013
The SFJAZZ Center has opened: Praise be the lord. It’s in Hayes Valley at the corner of Fell and Franklin. Season one is now underway. Opening night was Wednesday, featuring Joshua Redman. McCoy Tyn...
January 22, 2013
Sunday, along with the Niners making their way into the Super Bowl, and Monday, at the same time with the Presidential Inauguration, the country's first concert hall dedicated to jazz made headlines t...
January 22, 2013
Robert Birman, Executive Director of Philharmonia Baroque from 2001 to 2008, has resigned as CEO of the Louisville Orchestra after leading the orchestra through bankruptcy, and a "bruising labor battl...
January 22, 2013
Honestly, I don't know if this is going to work, but let Diablo Ballet try to become the first professional dance company to create a new work from ideas suggested by internet users. ...
January 22, 2013
West Edge Opera's upcoming production of Monteverdi's L’incoronazione di Poppea is recommended for a $12,500 National Endowment for the Arts grant....

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