Music News

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

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...
October 9, 2012
A report by John Katsilometes in The Las Vegas Sun tells a complex story about the quitting and/or ouster of David Itkin as music director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic....
October 9, 2012
A string quartet with Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanirl sounds improbable, but there it is, the four struggling with music and life in Yaron Zilberman's A ...
October 9, 2012
Fashionable composer Thomas Adès, whose Powder Her Face and other works are considered by some to be in the mushroom category themselves, calls Wagner a "fungus":...
October 9, 2012
Chris Stevens, the late U.S. ambassador to Libya, may be the subject of continuing headlines and political feud elsewhere, but in the Bay Area, it's up close and personal. ...
October 4, 2012
This is the nation’s oldest Italian-American celebration and parade. It’s also San Francisco’s oldest civic event — it started in 1868 — and, of course, what a neighborhood this has become: ...

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