Music News

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

October 23, 2012
Bavarian State Opera is the first opera house to present, with staatsoper.tv, a season of free live streams online. Performances begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. on Nov. 3). ...
October 23, 2012
The Montreal-based Ensemble ARTefact is visiting San Francisco for an SFCV-sponsored event at Salle Pianos (details in next week's Music News), as well as a Morrison Series concert and masterclass. ...
October 23, 2012
The shared glory of the San Francisco Symphony's 1996, 2000, and 2012 seasons was the Michael Tilson Thomas-led American Mavericks Festival. ...
October 23, 2012
Either way, it's the vital component of ballet, even if it doesn't always command the attention it richly deserves: Live or on tape, the music for dance is its heartbeat....
October 18, 2012
Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s short A Colorful Symphony is based on The Phantom Toll Booth, the 1961 novel by Norton Juster (illustrated by Jules Feiffer), about a boy named Milo who, one lazy afternoo...
October 18, 2012
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale's upcoming, innovative program features Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with a five-member bluegrass band. And afterward, those bewitching melodies ...
October 18, 2012
Ben Simon, director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, has never forgotten those Saturday mornings at noon, at Carnegie Hall, going to Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts in the early...
October 16, 2012
Responding to the item in last week's column about the Las Vegas Philharmonic, publicist Jennifer Scott writes: ...

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