Music News

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

April 18, 2013
Palo Alto High School, which opened in 1898, is right across the street from Stanford University; in fact, right across the street from Stanford in every sense. “Paly” is known for its intensely ...
April 16, 2013
Last week's edition of The New Yorker featured a lengthy article by pianist Jeremy Denk about his experiences as a student, from childhood to conservatory and beyond. ...
April 16, 2013
Ivan Ilic, a pianist born in Belgrade, later a resident of Palo Alto, schooled at Berkeley and the S.F. Conservatory of Music, has gone on to graduate studies in Paris, and a career in Europe. He writ...
April 16, 2013
Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday — not inside an august concert hall — but in a bleak Chicago jail where the mostly teenage boys await trial on charges ranging from dope dealing to mur...
April 16, 2013
Scott Sandmeier has been named Music Director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra, to begin with next season's first concert on September 28. He will also lead the orchestra in perfor...
April 16, 2013
Marin Music Chest, celebrating its 80th anniversary, announced its annual concert on April 28, featuring solo p...
April 16, 2013
Cal Performances Director Matias Tarnopolsky announced today the appointment of Rob Bailis as Director of External Relations and Artistic Initiatives, effective June 3. Bailis, a professional clarinet...
April 16, 2013
When Michael Tilson Thomas conducted the Vienna Philharmonic last week in Festival Hall, at "The Rest Is Noise," Southbank Centre’s festival of 20th-century music, the composition of the orchestra m...
April 16, 2013
When Sherman Clay, a San Francisco establishment since Leander Sherman opened the first store on Kearny Street in 1870, announced closing its stores, pianists and even mere piano owners expressed regr...
April 16, 2013
On the week's obituary list: Sir Colin Davis, 85, and Adolph "Bud" Herseth, 91, principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony for an astonishing 53 years (and playing for three more years). ...

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