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April 16, 2013
Just months after the film The Last Quartet, one of the most prominent and acclaimed string quartets in real life is calling it a day, quite without the drama in which the movie is marinated....
April 11, 2013
April 13, Saturday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Malcolm X Junior High School: Berkeley Symphony “I’m a Performer” outreach concert. Ming Luke has taken the Berkeley Symphony’s Music in the School...
April 11, 2013
When he first heard the San Francisco School of the Arts chorus sing at a Chanticleer youth festival in 2008, Todd Wedge was appalled. “I couldn’t believe it,” he remembers. “No sense of quali...
April 9, 2013
Word came Tuesday afternoon concerning the delay in ratifying the tentative San Francisco Symphony contract agreement that "both parties have been working on the agreement steadily since the orchestra...
April 9, 2013
Merola's 2013 summer season includes Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in venues new to the program: 600-seat Everett Middle School Auditorium and 1,700-seat Nourse Th...
April 9, 2013
Some 150 artists will come together for a musical spectacular honoring the Civil, April 26-28, in Kezar Pavilion. The work is battle hymns by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. ...
April 9, 2013
Into the Woods, one of Stephen Sondheim's most popular musicals, will be presented by the Ray of Light Theatre, which has had great success with Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Assassins, besides a slew o...
April 9, 2013
From his Morro Bay birthplace to his early career in the Bay Area (where he is still a part-time resident), Kent Nagano, 61, went on to numerous prominent positions in Europe as conductor and music di...
April 9, 2013
As reported by Gia Kourlas in...
April 9, 2013
Today, April 9, is National Arts Advocacy Day, the time for "speaking up in support of the arts." It is a special day of united advocacy, to contact legislators and government leaders, urging them to ...

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