Music News

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

November 13, 2012
Cal Performances' thrilling Esa-Pekka Salonen/Philharmonia residence over the weekend was a 72-hour blur of performances, rehearsals, masterclasses, various kinds of collaboration with the university....
November 8, 2012
Following engagements in Boise, Reno and Redding; everyday another town; now arriving at the San Jose Civic Auditorium. One night only, on Sat. November 17 (thank God, some parents may say). On the ...
November 8, 2012
This is all Micaya’s doing. She’s the one who founded this event in 1999, and incidentially this has become the most prestigious hip hop festival in the country. She’s the one that brings the g...
November 8, 2012
The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has a reputation for honoring the diversity of Silicon Valley. Sponsored events include Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos, the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the ...
November 8, 2012
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the one-act musical-comedy that won two Tony awards, is set in a suburban Middle School where six zany adolescents compete in a spelling bee, run by three e...
November 8, 2012
This presentation of Beauty and the Beast is a semi-professional production by Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and Pleasanton Civic Arts: a mix of Actors' Equity, Screen Actors Guild, and top regional...
November 6, 2012
It's not easy to make your mark in the difficult world of classical dance when just across the Golden Gate Bridge there is the big, famous, San Francisco Ballet, vacuuming — as it were — talent, f...
November 6, 2012
High-definition transmissions live to local movie theaters from the Metropolitan Opera and major opera houses in Europe are the new normal for enjoying the genre. ...
November 6, 2012
The great Italian master of music drama, Giacomo Puccini, created only one comic opera, Gianni Schicchi, and it is a hoot....
November 6, 2012
An ensemble of young, but already acclaimed Czech musicians returns to Herbst Theater on Nov. 13 with the intent to keep conquering San Francisco Performances audiences. ...

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