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December 11, 2012
Bay Area's Sonos Handbell Ensemble arrived in Japan last week, and were greeted by a 7.3 earthquake, which caused relatively little damage and did not harm the Californians. Director James Meredith fo...
December 11, 2012
HK$ 2.7 billion in local currency, the budget for Hong Kong's Xiqu Chinese Opera Centre is $348 million, and that will be just the first of 17 cultural and entertainment venues to form the HK$ 23.5 bi...
December 11, 2012
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have received yet another Grammy nomination in the Best Orchestral Performance category, this time for the in-house recording of John Adams' Harmon...
December 11, 2012
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, featured at Cal Performances a week and a half ago, have just reached New York City for performances of the same programs in Carnegie Hall D...
December 11, 2012
"Much in the way Edgar Degas captured the backstage realities and onstage glory of the dancers in the Paris Opera Ballet in his impressionist paintings, a New York city photographer has chronicled the...
December 11, 2012
Ragnar Bohlin is not only a superb chorus master, he is also a brilliant man, coming from Swedish intelligentsia, in the country smart enough to give Nobel Prizes. ...
December 11, 2012
Probably without precedent, La Scala's 2012 opening night on Dec. 7, with Wagner's Lohengrin, is available on in its almost four-hour-long entirety....
December 11, 2012
[...without regard to Michelangelo; a reference, of course, to T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a magical work of poetry ... still without appropriate music written for it.] ...
December 11, 2012
The 37th annual Richard Tucker Opera Gala on Thursday will honor the memory of the great tenor (1913-1975) by enhancing careers and celebrating today's stars. ...
December 6, 2012
As part of its effort to provide family entertainment, and to celebrate its anniversary season, The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis features the San Francisco Symphony Family Concer...

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