Music News

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

December 4, 2012
Mike Boehm, of The Los Angeles Times, reports that Gustavo Dudamel — the Philharmonic's music director, Musician of the Year for 2013 according to Musical America, and visitor to Berkeley last week ...
December 4, 2012
West Edge Opera is looking for a part-time executive director "to help build a program of exciting opera and service to the community. You will have opportunities to play an important role in fundrais...
December 4, 2012
At "Reaching for the Stars," last week's international conference on music education at UC Berkeley, headliners included El Sistema founder José Antonio Abreu, Gu...
November 29, 2012
SFCV published a roundup of holiday concerts last week, which includes a family friendly section. But there are so many out there, that we thought we’d give you a few more options across the Bay Are...
November 29, 2012
My SFCV feature Portraits for a Young Musician was originally titled “Notes to a Young Musician” thinking of Ranier Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet,” those 10 inspiring letters addres...
November 27, 2012
The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, through the League of American Orchestras, has given 22 grants to American orchestras, rewarding their "response to community needs through educational, health and...
November 27, 2012
As Herbst Theatre is getting ready for reconstruction, beginning next May, organizations using the halls for decades are scrambling to find new venues, a situation reminiscent of San Francisco Opera's...
November 27, 2012
Last Monday, the San Francisco Symphony played its penultimate concert of the extensive Asian tour in Tokyo. SFS Public Relations Director (and reliable scribe) Oliver Theil reports: ...
November 27, 2012
"Los músicos venezolanos arriban este lunes 26 a Berkeley, San Francisco," says the e-mail from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington — in effect placing Berkeley in San Francisco, a common error in...
November 27, 2012
Sonos Handbell Ensemble is getting ready for its tour of Japan by giving a free preview concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Walnut Creek's Grace Presbyterian. Sonos director James Meredith says: ...

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