Music News

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October 16, 2012
For its 13th season of free concerts, the Mill Valley Philharmonic goes Nordic and, as usual, remains remarkably new(ish) and unusual in programming. ...
October 16, 2012
The Maoris' permanent face and body markings look like tattoos, but they are ta-moko, the skin carved with uhi (chisels), rather than punctured as in tatau....
October 16, 2012
But in this universe, it is now Opera Parallèle — now that Artistic Director Nicole Paiement's adventurous organization has renamed itself....
October 16, 2012
405 Shrader, the Haight's 34-seat concert hall, is located on the corner of Oak Street, just a block away from Golden Gate Park. Here is the inviting season for these free intimate recitals, all start...
October 16, 2012
In a happily circular manner, Ballet San Jose's inaugural gala on Nov. 3 will have music by Symphony Silicon Valley. It is a benefit to create a live music fund for the company, and to take music and...
October 11, 2012
This is the fifth year of this much respected competition. “We’ve set this up in a special way,” Geri Actor told us; she and her husband, Lee Actor, came up with the idea several years ago....
October 11, 2012
Stanford's ensemble-in-residence is the St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the great ensembles of its kind. The St. Lawrence's recordings have won the German critics' award, Canada’s Juno Award, an...
October 11, 2012
The two major ballet schools in San Francisco are run by the San Francisco Ballet and City Ballet. The former includes some 500 students; the latter, 142. Both are intensive programs designed to find ...
October 11, 2012
As public school arts and culture programs have disappeared, the private sector has come to play an ever more intensive role in filling the vacuum. Opera San Jose is at the forefront. And now, Educat...

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