Music News

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

December 4, 2012
Pacific Musical Society's annual gala on Sunday honored composer Jake Heggie. Some 130 attendees in the St. Francis Westin contributed to the 102-year-old organization's mission of assisting young mus...
December 4, 2012
Margaret Cayward, with a recent doctorate degree in music from UC Davis, specializing in ethnomusicology, reports from last week's biannual concert of the Composers and Improvisers Workshop at Mills C...
December 4, 2012
On Monday, the San Francisco Symphony's 100th annual meeting elected Sakurako Fisher the organization's president. She succeeds John D. Goldman, who has served since 2001, and will continue to serve o...
December 4, 2012
Berkeley Symphony's Under Construction Composers Program, enabling Bay Area emerging composers to work with a professional orchestra, has three participants this season: Andrew Vi-Luan Ly, Michael Nic...
December 4, 2012
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman (who is stepping down at the end of the calendar year) has announced that the Association of California Symphony Orchestras is recommended for ...
December 4, 2012
Mike Boehm, of The Los Angeles Times, reports that Gustavo Dudamel — the Philharmonic's music director, Musician of the Year for 2013 according to Musical America, and visitor to Berkeley last week ...
December 4, 2012
West Edge Opera is looking for a part-time executive director "to help build a program of exciting opera and service to the community. You will have opportunities to play an important role in fundrais...
December 4, 2012
At "Reaching for the Stars," last week's international conference on music education at UC Berkeley, headliners included El Sistema founder José Antonio Abreu, Gu...
November 29, 2012
SFCV published a roundup of holiday concerts last week, which includes a family friendly section. But there are so many out there, that we thought we’d give you a few more options across the Bay Are...
November 29, 2012
My SFCV feature Portraits for a Young Musician was originally titled “Notes to a Young Musician” thinking of Ranier Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet,” those 10 inspiring letters addres...

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