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.

News Report
San Francisco Symphony
March 5, 2012

The S.F. Symphony has announced plans for 2012-2013: Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Executive Director Brent Assink, and Director of Artistic Planning John Mangum have come up with a year-round ambitious and complex program.

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Feature Article
Diablo Ballet
March 2, 2012

What can you say about a dance company in fewer than 140 characters?

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Feature Article
Sphinx Virtuosi
February 28, 2012

The Sphinx Organization is having slow but steady success in introducing classical music to underserved African-Americans and Latinos, and in the process is helping to further integrate American orchestras.

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Nicola Benedetti: Italia
February 27, 2012
Violin, Free MP3

Feature Article
Ali Akbar Khan
February 21, 2012

A world-renowned college of Indian music in the North Bay continues to share the treasures of North Indian classical music.

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Funding the arts
February 20, 2012

The funding of arts organizations needs a radical rethink, if we want them to survive and thrive.

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Feature Article
Todd Donovan
February 18, 2012

Todd Donovan, 41, died Monday of complications from a brain tumor. A multi-talented musician, he sang baritone roles, including some major ones; played the saxophone; and produced and performed in benefit recitals across the U.S. and notably in the Bay Area.

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