Music News

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

December 6, 2012
As part of its effort to provide family entertainment, and to celebrate its anniversary season, The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis features the San Francisco Symphony Family Concer...
December 6, 2012
Melody of China is a San Francisco-based music ensemble that offers both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Some works have been commissioned. On Friday, at 8 p.m. at the Old First Church in ...
December 6, 2012
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir: Three Grammy-winning award albums. One of the treasures of the Bay Area. Diverse in every sense. Their bread and butter ranges from spirituals to contemporary gosp...
December 6, 2012
You wonder how long we can go on with this sordid obsession of trying to get children into ever better schools and colleges. The idioms of the day are revealing. The notion used to be to “ace” an ...
December 4, 2012
Opera Parallèle, the newly renamed Ensemble Parallèle, won first prize in the professional division of the Opera Production Competition by the National Opera Association for its 2012 production of ...
December 4, 2012
Pacific Musical Society's annual gala on Sunday honored composer Jake Heggie. Some 130 attendees in the St. Francis Westin contributed to the 102-year-old organization's mission of assisting young mus...
December 4, 2012
Margaret Cayward, with a recent doctorate degree in music from UC Davis, specializing in ethnomusicology, reports from last week's biannual concert of the Composers and Improvisers Workshop at Mills C...
December 4, 2012
On Monday, the San Francisco Symphony's 100th annual meeting elected Sakurako Fisher the organization's president. She succeeds John D. Goldman, who has served since 2001, and will continue to serve o...
December 4, 2012
Berkeley Symphony's Under Construction Composers Program, enabling Bay Area emerging composers to work with a professional orchestra, has three participants this season: Andrew Vi-Luan Ly, Michael Nic...
December 4, 2012
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman (who is stepping down at the end of the calendar year) has announced that the Association of California Symphony Orchestras is recommended for ...

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