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January 29, 2013
You can pick just about any program Michael Tilson Thomas leads with his New World Symphony in Miami and break out in invidia, one of the deadly sins....
January 29, 2013
Designed by the architectural faculty of Hefey University of Technology of Huainan in China, this building — surprisingly not a concert hall — has a violin-shaped entrance, and an escalator leadin...
January 29, 2013
Recorder virtuoso Michala Petri, a 2013 Grammy nominee, joins cellist Christopher Costanza of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, oboist Allan Vogel, and harpsichordist John Gibbons for a performance of ...
January 29, 2013
Decades ago, San Francisco Ballet's late, beloved Music Director Denis de Coteau came to Hawaii on tour with the company, and conducted the Honolulu Symphony for Michael Smuin's Romeo and Juliet, set ...
January 29, 2013
A well-known face is missing from the War Memorial lobby, but Eric Colby hasn't gone far, he is now in the back of the building, not the front. House Manager for the past eight years, Colby has been n...
January 29, 2013
The new pride of Stanford Live, Bing Hall opened just over two weeks ago, and news comes today that Stanford Live Artistic Director Jenny Bilfield is leaving the position she assumed in 2006 to become...
January 29, 2013
Don't expect a piano recital here, but classical music may yet play a (limited) role in the 9,000-seat waterfront concert venue planned for the 34th America's Cup, on Piers 27-29. Besides the size, th...
January 24, 2013
January 26: Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony. Another in a series of “outreach” concerts, to show the uninitiated or unfamiliar how things work in an orchestra. Recommended for ...
January 24, 2013
It is the Year of the Snake, sometimes called the Year of the Little Dragon; the year for people who are intuitive and graceful, and both cunning and wise. New Year’s day is February 10. “Of cour...
January 24, 2013
The SFJAZZ Center has opened: Praise be the lord. It’s in Hayes Valley at the corner of Fell and Franklin. Season one is now underway. Opening night was Wednesday, featuring Joshua Redman. McCoy Tyn...

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