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October 23, 2012
The shared glory of the San Francisco Symphony's 1996, 2000, and 2012 seasons was the Michael Tilson Thomas-led American Mavericks Festival. ...
October 23, 2012
Either way, it's the vital component of ballet, even if it doesn't always command the attention it richly deserves: Live or on tape, the music for dance is its heartbeat....
October 18, 2012
Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s short A Colorful Symphony is based on The Phantom Toll Booth, the 1961 novel by Norton Juster (illustrated by Jules Feiffer), about a boy named Milo who, one lazy afternoo...
October 18, 2012
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale's upcoming, innovative program features Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with a five-member bluegrass band. And afterward, those bewitching melodies ...
October 18, 2012
Ben Simon, director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, has never forgotten those Saturday mornings at noon, at Carnegie Hall, going to Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts in the early...
October 16, 2012
Responding to the item in last week's column about the Las Vegas Philharmonic, publicist Jennifer Scott writes: ...
October 16, 2012
"A new opera titled Usher House will have its stage premiere at Welsh National Opera in 2014....
October 16, 2012
For its 13th season of free concerts, the Mill Valley Philharmonic goes Nordic and, as usual, remains remarkably new(ish) and unusual in programming. ...

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