Music News

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

February 19, 2013
One of the busiest, most adventurous composers on two continents, Lisa Bielawa, is returning to her hometown as the new Artistic Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. ...
February 14, 2013
We’ve added a new resource for parents: descriptions of school music programs in the greater Bay Area. We provide a look at the music resources and philosophy that different schools offer. This week...
February 14, 2013
Earlier this week, the board of the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus announced that, following a year-long search, it had hired a new artistic director: chorus alumna, Lisa Bielawa. Bie...
February 14, 2013
February 15, 7:30 p.m., at Pleasanton Civic Arts at the Firehouse Arts Center: A musical variety show starring kids between six and 18, including soloists and ensembles. A must for parents and young ...
February 14, 2013
The San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival runs from March 2 to 10 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and is focused on visual, literary, media, and performing arts. Fifty artistic...
February 12, 2013
The Swedish label BIS Records has just released the second recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sibelius symphonies series, a disc that includes the First Symphony, the work that confirmed Sibeliu...
February 12, 2013
Kurt Masur has suffered another bad fall, this time breaking his hip. According to Stefana Atlas, the 85-year-old maestro's operations director, he fell in his hotel room last week in Tel Aviv, where ...
February 12, 2013
Former Oregon Symphony Music Director James DePreist, 77, died last week. No cause of death was announced, but DePriest had many health problems, including a bout with polio at the age of 28 that left...
February 12, 2013
I've been complaining copiously in recent years about poor attendance to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's mostly free student and faculty concerts — it seems such a waste of talent on one s...
February 12, 2013
West Bay Opera is presenting a new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, conducted by Michel Singher (Music Director Jose Luis Moscovich is still recovering from back problems)....

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