Music News

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

September 11, 2012
Van Cliburn, terminally ill with cancer, is wheel-chair ridden and using an oxygen inhaler at all times. And yet, last Thursday, when his Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth celebrated its 50th anniv...
September 11, 2012
Another free public event this week is a site-specific performance work inspired by San Francisco’s early African American settlers....
September 11, 2012
Yes, we have the America's Cup in the pond next to the Marina Safeway, but there is also a waterborne event that's less known, more exotic. ...
September 6, 2012
This is, of course, one of the great music schools in the country — and where both Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin studied as children. In recent years, the collegiate program has expanded to include...
September 6, 2012
And now summer’s end is here, but all is not lost. The Solano Stroll is still to come this Sunday. It’s one of the Bay Area’s great street fairs, put on by the cities of Berkeley and Albany, and...
September 6, 2012
Named after the son of the founder, Sharone Nassi, Carmel Blue is a refuge, store, and ad hoc community center for moms and babies, fathers, lovers; the expecting and the unexpected. The brick and mor...
August 30, 2012
As you look around for music schools for very young children, here’s an established organization in San Francisco. Started in 1971. Nonprofit. Which means the effort here is to make music afforda...
August 30, 2012
At La Peña, in the Café Valparaíso, the subtext is entirely political, the wine and beer is mixed with peace and justice. The spirit of the campesinos is always present. As it should be, you coul...
August 30, 2012
If you don’t have any other plans, this is what you’re doing one day this weekend: You’re going to this art and music festival in downtown Sausalito. Northern California’s version of Americana...

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