Music News

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

September 27, 2012
Imagine you’re a 25-year-old composer and you get a gig with the San Francisco Symphony under the starry baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, no less. Your 20-minute piece is the warmup act for Mahlerâ€...
September 25, 2012
Japanese Noh, Iroquois creation legend, Aztec mitote, Mexican folkloric dancers, a Catalan actor, Mohawk dancers, and more ... ...
September 25, 2012
Matilda Hofman will make her debut on Oct. 14 as the Diablo Symphony’s new music director, conducting the season-opening concert featuring her predecessor, trumpet virtuoso Joyce Johnson Hamilton, w...
September 25, 2012
In the beginning, sort of, there was The Da Vinci Code (no, actually, it was Edgar Saltus' 1891 Mary Magdalene: a Chronicle or even the Gospel of Luke), then came John Adams' The Gospel According to ...
September 25, 2012
Frederica von Stade hosts the third season of high-definition telecasts from San Francisco Opera's recent performances. This series consists of 2009 productions, the telecasts taking place at 8 p.m. o...
September 25, 2012
Kronos Quartet aims to make an emerging composer's dream come true with the fifth annual Kronos: Under 30 Project. The selected artist receives a commission, mentoring, a high-profile premiere, and a ...
September 25, 2012
Check Cal Performances' November schedule for a wealth of music celebrating the centennial of Conlon Nancarrow. ...
September 25, 2012
Cecilia Bartoli's virtuosity in the service of a great and yet virtually unknown composer, Agostino Steffani, is featured on National Public Radio's free online program, "First Listen." It'...

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