Music News

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

March 21, 2013
There’s an exciting, huge event on the horizon: April 26-28, the enterprising Volti Chamber Singers join forces with the San Francisco Choral Society, the Leah Stein Dance Company of Philadelphia, ...
March 20, 2013
San Francisco Conservatory of Music board chair Timothy W. Foo announced on Wednesday the appointment of David H. Stull, 46, as the school's next president, to take office on July 1. ...
March 19, 2013
No, not the opera by Carl Maria von Weber (which should really be performed much more frequently than it is, especially in this country). ...
March 19, 2013
Just to remember that there is a tomorrow, here's a note from San Francisco Symphony that has nothing to do with labor relations. That is true, appearances notwithstanding: Robin Sutherland made this ...
March 19, 2013
Live and free of charge today (March 19), beginning at noon PDT, the video of Junge Deutsche Philharmonie's performance of the symphony will be streamed on the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Ha...
March 19, 2013
When Diablo Symphony's Matilda Hofman strikes up the band for the first time in her capacity as music director Friday and Saturday this week, she will lead both the celebration of the orchestra's 50th...
March 19, 2013
"I make dances because I can’t help it," says Paul Taylor, 82. "Working on dances has become a way of life, an addiction that at times resembles a fatal disease. Even so, I’ve no intention of kick...
March 19, 2013
Of all responses to the news about Kiri Te Kanawa's scheduled appearance on Downton Abbey, my favorite comes from Geoffrey Blum. He writes that Petula Clark would have been a better choice: "When yo...
March 19, 2013
Here are just a few of the hundreds of comments on the web and in e-mails I received. Where necessary, I am withholding names, beginning with the first item, which comes from a relative of a freelance...

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