Music News

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January 22, 2013
Among all the pomp and circumstances yesterday at President Obama's second inauguration, one musical moment stood out for me: Carol Cymbala conducting the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in a performance of...
January 17, 2013
January 19, Saturday: Ragazzi Boys Chorus presents Singfest, a 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event for boys 7 to 10 who love to sing. Audition opportunity, if you wish, but no stress and no experience required....
January 17, 2013
There may be no better way for a child (or adult) to step into the history of the Civil Rights era than through its music. Famous lines from spirituals, hymns, and freedom songs show up throughout the...
January 17, 2013
We reached Lara Downes, a friend of ‘the Classical Voice’. She’s an artist in residence at UC Davis and her most recent album is Exile’s Café, a collection of 19th- and 20th-century solo-pian...
January 17, 2013
This very special holiday, including the days leading up to it, is filled with events that one might attend. In parks and community centers, in schools and streets — in the Crystal Ballroom of the ...
January 15, 2013
What Clark Gable said after "Frankly my dear ..." characterizes my feelings about most electronic music, but must admit being somewhat impressed by the sound of the opening work at Bing Concert Hall's...
January 15, 2013
Stephen Hinton, Denning Family Director of the Stanford Arts Institute, has a fascinating essay in the splendid inaugural issue of StanfordLive magazine about the antecedents of Bing Concert Hall's ar...
January 15, 2013
If Abraham Lincoln can be presented as a vampire hunter in the movies, why not the Brothers Grimm tale going up against witches? Vying with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Iceland compos...
January 15, 2013
This year's Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF Hope) will be held, for the first time, in Sonoma, in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Information about the Sunday event is listed in the SFC...

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