Music News

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October 2, 2012
Would you like to hear prominent musicians perform the music of Jacques Castérède, Ysaÿe, Harbison, Bruce Broughton, Iosif Andriasov, and Dalit Warshaw... at Davies Symphony Hall? Sounds unlikely,...
September 27, 2012
It’s fall and you’re back in the ‘big busy.’ That's understandable, but if you had time to hear these 30 children sing it would do your heart good. They are absolutely terrific singers, with a...
September 27, 2012
Think of it: A whole day of free dance, music, and theater — Chitresh Das Dance Company; Cypress String Quartet; Davitt Moroney; story tellers Diane Ferlatte and Eth-Noh Tec; not to mention Daniel B...
September 27, 2012
The Sound of Music, born on Broadway in 1959 has since become the stuff of skits and slams, as well as reverence and audience sing-alongs, a 1950s anthem to the carefree heart. Think of the songs “...
September 27, 2012
Imagine you’re a 25-year-old composer and you get a gig with the San Francisco Symphony under the starry baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, no less. Your 20-minute piece is the warmup act for Mahler...
September 25, 2012
Japanese Noh, Iroquois creation legend, Aztec mitote, Mexican folkloric dancers, a Catalan actor, Mohawk dancers, and more ... ...
September 25, 2012
Matilda Hofman will make her debut on Oct. 14 as the Diablo Symphony’s new music director, conducting the season-opening concert featuring her predecessor, trumpet virtuoso Joyce Johnson Hamilton, w...
September 25, 2012
In the beginning, sort of, there was The Da Vinci Code (no, actually, it was Edgar Saltus' 1891 Mary Magdalene: a Chronicle or even the Gospel of Luke), then came John Adams' The Gospel According to ...

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