Music News

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

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...
May 18, 2012
The Barbary Coast concert at Davies Hall on Thursday, May 10th was completely different from what I’d expected. I’d anticipated classical music--quiet, refined and maybe a bit hard to stay awake d...
May 18, 2012
The May 10th performance of Barbary Coast and Beyond drew in crowds of all ages to Davies Symphony Hall....
May 18, 2012
On Thursday evening, May 10th, 2012, the San Francisco Davies Symphony Hall held a performance under the name of Barbary Coast and Beyond. The performers were the San Francisco Symphony and the United...
May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 10, I entered the grand Davies Symphony Hall my hopes high with anticipation to see the Barbary Coast and Beyond concert. The conductor of Thursday’s concert, Michael Tilson Thomas, ha...

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