Music News

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

November 27, 2012
The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, through the League of American Orchestras, has given 22 grants to American orchestras, rewarding their "response to community needs through educational, health and...
November 27, 2012
As Herbst Theatre is getting ready for reconstruction, beginning next May, organizations using the halls for decades are scrambling to find new venues, a situation reminiscent of San Francisco Opera's...
November 27, 2012
Last Monday, the San Francisco Symphony played its penultimate concert of the extensive Asian tour in Tokyo. SFS Public Relations Director (and reliable scribe) Oliver Theil reports: ...
November 27, 2012
"Los músicos venezolanos arriban este lunes 26 a Berkeley, San Francisco," says the e-mail from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington — in effect placing Berkeley in San Francisco, a common error in...
November 27, 2012
Sonos Handbell Ensemble is getting ready for its tour of Japan by giving a free preview concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Walnut Creek's Grace Presbyterian. Sonos director James Meredith says: ...
November 27, 2012
Pacific Musical Society annual fund-raising gala on Dec. 2, in the Westin St. Francis Hotel, will honor composer Jake Heggie. The 102-year-old Society's gala will present a program of Heggie songs per...
November 27, 2012
Although Frederica von Stade has given farewell appearances, she is active as ever — just rarely on stage....
November 27, 2012
Ragazzi Boys Chorus celebrates the holiday season this weekend with "Welcome Winter/Winter Solstice" — music from various cultures, marking Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Native American celebration,...
November 27, 2012
Yes, she is, in real life in France, where she turns 91 on Dec. 4, and on the silver screen in Stanford. Deanna who, you ask? ...
November 27, 2012
It's a continuing puzzle why performing arts organizations — all facing ongoing budget challenges — do not collaborate more. Pooling resources and sharing assets make good sense, but it rarely hap...

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