Music News

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February 12, 2013
Neglected as classical music is at the GRAMMYs, at least as far as the show is concerned, that's what we'll focus on here; if you missed the telecast on Sunday, read about the awards here. ...
February 7, 2013
The other day a book arrived in the mail: When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky (Two Artists, The Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot), by Lauren Stringer. It’s an oversize, 35-page children’s book about t...
February 7, 2013
Deadline approaching: The Marin Music Chest, which was established in 1933, is still accepting applicationsto its annual scholarships program. This is for classical music students in Marin County, par...
February 7, 2013
February 9 at First Congregational Church of Berkeley: Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert. On the program: Brahms’ Double; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Amos Yang, from the S.F. S...
February 7, 2013
We’re adding a new feature to the Kids Around the Bay column, in which we report on what’s going on in the schools. It’s an effort to give parents a close look at the resources and philosophy th...
February 5, 2013
Year after year, San Francisco Symphony's Chinese New Year Concert and Celebration is a bundle of fun ... and it occasionally provides great musical discoveries, such as Yuja Wang's debut in 2006 at a...
February 5, 2013
The Marin Music Chest provided grants totaling $11,250 to four Marin music organizations at the end of last year. Grant funds are intended for scholarships for those who unable to cover the expense o...
February 5, 2013
It's certain that there will be "how come you didn't know that?!" and "that's nothing compared to X or Y" mail deluge, but it's yet another of many well-known (to others) facts that strikes me as a ma...
February 5, 2013
Opera Parallèle's production of Osvaldo Golijov's 2003 Ainadamar ("Fountain of Tears") is coming to YerbaBuena Center Feb. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m....
February 5, 2013
I admire much of Lotfi Mansouri's work as Toronto and San Francisco Opera general director (especially his leadership during the War Memorial reconstruction), but he is not my favorite writer. His au...

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