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November 6, 2012
Y'all know My Fair Lady and Brigadoon, but what about another Burton Lane-Alan Jay Lerner musical, Carmelina? Drawing a blank?...
November 6, 2012
At the last performance of the triumphant run of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick in the War Memorial on Friday night, something unprecedented happened in the history of opera. ...
November 1, 2012
It just so happens that this weekend features several youth orchestras. And it’s SAT Saturday, to boot. Performances include the Oakland Youth Orchestra, which plays on Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in Walnut ...
October 31, 2012
The Volti chorus opens its 34th season with a terrific program featuring its 20 singers along with choruses from the Head Royce School in the East Bay and the Ruth Asawa School for the Performing Arts...
October 31, 2012
Alison Faith Levy, whose signature song “Like a Spinning Top” has become a huge hit, is the founder of a genre: 1960s garage-rock for tots. Hence the name of her new band: The Big Time Tot Rock. ...
October 30, 2012
No memories of finger positions remain from childhood cello lessons, so I will have to wait for SFCV fellow writer and professional violist Michelle Dulak Thomson to tell me if Christopher Walken and...
October 30, 2012
The Nov. 10 Met HD cast features Thomas Adès conducting the premiere of his The Tempest, with Simon Keenlyside as Prospero. Merola/Adler alumnae Joyce DiDonato and Elza van den Heever sing the title...
October 30, 2012
The day before the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra opens its 2012-2013 season on Nov. 4, the ensemble will make its debut at the fifth annual "Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) community c...
October 30, 2012
Instead of admiring the chandelier at the next Sunday matinee, I was once again reveling in the sound of the Opera Chorus, which ...
October 30, 2012
This somewhat forced allusion to my favorite Vietnamese film, Tran Anh Hung's The Vertical Ray of the Sun, is about a War Memorial Opera House peculiarity that will surprise some and prompt others to ...

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