Music News

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

December 20, 2012
If your child is interested in gospel, you might consider the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, under the direction of Terrance Kelly, recently profiled in this column. He’s looking to enlarge this di...
December 20, 2012
School’s out, what now? Parents may be searching for cultural activities for their children in the days leading up to Christmas, or other holiday, and then through the end of the year. Well, you’r...
December 18, 2012
From James Meredith, on the Japanese tour of his Sonos Handbell Ensemble: ...
December 18, 2012
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has entered the the holiday-music market with the release of a compilation album, Christmas in London. ...
December 18, 2012
Early reviews about the revival of Francesca Zambello's staging of Berlioz's Les Troyens are harbingers of bad news about one of my favorite operas. I just hope the David McVicar Vienna-Milan-San Fran...
December 18, 2012
For a few more days, Laurent Pelly's new Covent Garden production of Meyerbeer's rarely-performed Robert le diable is available for free streaming on ...
December 18, 2012
When this documentary first started going around, about people living on a landfill in Paraguay, who create music instruments from trash and their children play them, I suspected a hoax. ...
December 18, 2012
Not that I knew that before coming across this item, but pandiatonicism is the technique of using the diatonic (as opposed to the chromatic) scale, without the limitations of functional tonality. Perh...
December 18, 2012
Bass-baritone David L. Tigner, 61, died of congestive heart failure last week. Born in Santa Rosa, he had an extensive performance and teaching career in the Bay Area, New York, and London. ...
December 18, 2012
When Dave Brubeck died two weeks ago, my first thought in looking for sources of information locally was journalist and music historian Carolyne Crawford....

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