Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


Feature Article
Arlene Sagan
July 30, 2012

Arlene Sagan, music director emeritus of the 180-plus voice Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, passed away at age 84.

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Israeli Chamber Project: Opus 1
July 30, 2012
Chamber Music, Free MP3

Feature Article
classical music jokes
July 30, 2012

You’ll laugh, or maybe you’ll cry, at some of the hoariest of jokes about music and musicians.

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July 24, 2012
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Hidden World of Girls
July 24, 2012

Through an innovative collaboration, composer Laura Karpman and the Cabrillo Festival have found a way to tell important stories in a multimedia presentation.

More "Music From A World of Girls' Stories" »
Feature Article
Scoop
July 20, 2012

London’s always a great place to be for the arts, but right now it’s dressed to the nines.

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Kids & Families Feature
Music and Empathy
July 17, 2012

Is music most rewarding as a group activity? Preliminary research results seem to suggest so.

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