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
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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News Report
Community of Music Makers
July 16, 2012

In a collaboration between the S.F. Symphony, CoMM, and SFCV, an innovative, participatory program expands with a website, bringing audiences and amateur music makers even further to the heart of the Symphony.

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Feature Article
Gabriel Kahane
July 11, 2012

The musical future is in good hands with these composers, all of whom qualify for the adjective “young.”

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Kids & Families Feature
Oamaru Opera House <br>Photo by Razak Mohidin
July 10, 2012

Ten days of concerts, long bus rides, sheep-watching, and fast food are over for the California Youth Orchestra. Our correspondent sums up.

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Feature Article
Joan of Arc
July 10, 2012

Silent-film music specialists still exist, and some of the best-known of their number are showing up to play this week for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

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Kids & Families Feature
Hokey Pokey Ice Cream
July 9, 2012

Like most teenagers, our adventurous symphonians love to eat. And eat ….

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