Music News

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

May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 10, I entered the grand Davies Symphony Hall my hopes high with anticipation to see the Barbary Coast and Beyond concert. The conductor of Thursday’s concert, Michael Tilson Thomas, ha...
May 18, 2012
Entering Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco's Civic Center, no one knew what to expect....
May 18, 2012
Barbary Coast and Beyond was an amazing display of musical diversity: classical, marches, marimba, banjo, national anthem medleys, musical saw, opera, and a piece that was written for fourteen pianos....
May 18, 2012
The Barbary Coast and Beyond was a night of the most diverse group of pieces I have ever heard. The tribute to San Francisco’s musical history glorified the city’s musically tainted past....
January 6, 2012
It's hard to be at your best when you don't take care of yourself, and your string instrument is no different. Neglect can lead to long term damage or, at the very least, your instrument not sounding ...
January 6, 2012
The key here is whether your child (or whoever is playing) is a beginner, a casual player, just trying the instrument out, or is really into it and is seriously expressing herself/ himself through the...
January 6, 2012
Electronic keyboards have a wide range of uses. They are portable, they can be hooked up, via an industry-standard MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) to a computer for composition, recording,...
January 6, 2012
Consider the needs of the person(s) playing the piano in your house, but you should also think long term. A good upright piano in average household conditions will last 40-50 years before needing a ma...
January 6, 2012
The news that your child needs braces can be a big, well, adjustment for both parents and the child. And if they play a wind instrument, questions arise about how a mouth full of metal will affect to...

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