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December 18, 2012
Last weekend's San Franciso Symphony Messiah performances were wondrous....
December 18, 2012
There he was last week in the lobby of Davies Symphony Hall, at the intermission of a superb Messiah performance (see below), talking proudly of his birthday. "It's my reverse 18th," said Horacio, bea...
December 13, 2012
Recently, I wrote a piece about careers in music titled Portraits For a Young Musician. It’s about innovative ways to make a career in music, outside the performance hall and beyond the classroom. ...
December 13, 2012
It was Charles Burns who inspired Mark Morris’ bizarre adaptation of The Nutcracker. Burns, one of the masters of elipitcally told graphic stories, said once in an interview, “My interst is reall...
December 13, 2012
From time to time we feature music programs for very young children. One school to consider is Jon’s School of Music (www.jsom.com), which you can find more about through the Berkeley Parent’s Net...
December 13, 2012
This revival version plays at the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City, through Dec. 23. Novel staging, on a children’s playground, complete with bars, swings, and tic tac toe. Cast includes 26 adults, 1...
December 11, 2012
Bay Area's Sonos Handbell Ensemble arrived in Japan last week, and were greeted by a 7.3 earthquake, which caused relatively little damage and did not harm the Californians. Director James Meredith fo...
December 11, 2012
HK$ 2.7 billion in local currency, the budget for Hong Kong's Xiqu Chinese Opera Centre is $348 million, and that will be just the first of 17 cultural and entertainment venues to form the HK$ 23.5 bi...
December 11, 2012
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have received yet another Grammy nomination in the Best Orchestral Performance category, this time for the in-house recording of John Adams' Harmon...
December 11, 2012
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, featured at Cal Performances a week and a half ago, have just reached New York City for performances of the same programs in Carnegie Hall D...

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