Music News

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

March 12, 2013
Lack of regional cooperation or outright collaboration has been a decades-long hobby horse of mine: I never understood why meager resources are not being pooled. But now Palo Alto's West Bay Opera an...
March 7, 2013
Maurice Ravel, composer of the Bolero, and many other less famous but more wonderful musical works, wears the birthday hat this week. Although you'll often hear him lumped with Debussy as an "impress...
March 7, 2013
Online education has become not only relevant, practical, and popular, but gradually more respected. At the same time, for music students the encounter has been mostly a one-way conversation in which...
March 7, 2013
In San Francisco, on Bush St., there stands Audium Theatre with 49 seats where listeners are surrounded by speakers in sloping walls, a floating floor, and a suspended ceiling. The room is completely ...
March 7, 2013
March 7. Thursday. (Tonight). 8 p.m., Freight and Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley. Jewish Music Festival. The always terrific, the legendary Theodore Bikel, along with Bosnian accordionist Merima Kljuc...
March 5, 2013
It's a bizarre item about Turkish basketball stars being ordered to attend a classical concert in Istanbul, there exposed to music that was putting them to sleep until the orchestra struck up a well-k...
March 5, 2013
The acclaimed young Israeli cellist Amit Peled is playing a recital in Aptos on March 17, more about that later. First, let's talk about Pablo Casals and his accident on Mount Tamalpais in 1901. ...
March 5, 2013
With Downton Abbey offing the popular Matthew Crawley character in a car crash because actor Dan Stevens was leaving for greener pastures, plans are being made for the next season, including the engag...
March 5, 2013
The Abhinaya Dance Company presents Gandhi, choreographed by Rasika and Mythili Kumar, on March 31 (Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont) and April 6 (Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College, Fremont). ...
March 5, 2013
The incredible, "only in the movies" story at the Bolshoi Ballet has just taken a startling turn on Tuesday. Ever since the sulfuric acid attack in January on Sergei Filin, artistic director of the co...

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