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November 27, 2012
Sonos Handbell Ensemble is getting ready for its tour of Japan by giving a free preview concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Walnut Creek's Grace Presbyterian. Sonos director James Meredith says: ...
November 27, 2012
Pacific Musical Society annual fund-raising gala on Dec. 2, in the Westin St. Francis Hotel, will honor composer Jake Heggie. The 102-year-old Society's gala will present a program of Heggie songs per...
November 27, 2012
Although Frederica von Stade has given farewell appearances, she is active as ever — just rarely on stage....
November 27, 2012
Ragazzi Boys Chorus celebrates the holiday season this weekend with "Welcome Winter/Winter Solstice" — music from various cultures, marking Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Native American celebration,...
November 27, 2012
Yes, she is, in real life in France, where she turns 91 on Dec. 4, and on the silver screen in Stanford. Deanna who, you ask? ...
November 27, 2012
It's a continuing puzzle why performing arts organizations — all facing ongoing budget challenges — do not collaborate more. Pooling resources and sharing assets make good sense, but it rarely hap...
November 20, 2012
Apropos of President Obama's visit to Burma/Myanmar and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week, The Los Angeles Times reports on the important role of her piano tun...
November 20, 2012
A memorial service in honor of Susan Rose, community leader and important supporter of the arts in Alameda County, will be held at 3 p.m., Nov. 24, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Ohlon...
November 20, 2012
The orchestra's Asian tour will soon end in Japan, but last weekend, it was time for Shanghai and the San Fracnisco Symphony debut in Beijing....
November 20, 2012
While Sonos (see item above) and the San Francisco Symphony (item be...

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