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 West Bay Opera  Not a Dull Moment in West Bay Opera’s Dystopian <em>Faust</em>
May 25, 2015
The ambitious production overcomes what appeared to be opening night jitters with its fantastic cast. More about West Bay Opera »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  S.F. Symphony Finally Brings Character to Bartók
May 22, 2015
An exciting performance of Concerto for Orchestra caps off an evening that included pieces from Samuel Carl Adams and Mozart. More about San Francisco Symphony »
Modern Classical REVIEW
 Center for New Music  Now Hear Ensemble Rolls Through Bay Area Premieres
May 21, 2015
The group, performing at the Center for New Music, experiments with wheels to generate sound. More about Center for New Music »
 Volti  The Journey That Is <em>Pandora’s Gift</em>
May 20, 2015
Volti’s Pandora’s Gift, performed with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, leaves a lasting visual impression. More about Volti »
Modern Classical REVIEW
 Earplay  A Mixed Bag of Premieres Ends Earplay’s 30th Anniversary Season
May 20, 2015
High level of musicianship from the Earplayers lifts up a diverse program with hits and misses. More about Earplay »
Modern Classical REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  Too-Clever S.F. Symphony Performance Spoils Cage’s <em>Renga</em>
May 19, 2015
What happens when indeterminate music’s “happy accidents” are not so accidental? More about San Francisco Symphony »
 Oakland East Bay Symphony  Oakland East Bay Symphony Ends Season With Cheeky <em>Candide</em>
May 18, 2015
The symphony closes out the season with Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta. More about Oakland East Bay Symphony »
Recital REVIEW
 Music@Menlo  Music@Menlo Caps Off Winter Season With “Clarinet Celebration”
May 18, 2015
Clarinetists Romie de Guise-Langlois and David Shifrin, occasionally joined by violin and piano, dazzled. More about Music@Menlo »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  S.F. Symphony: Bernstein Obscures Mahler
May 13, 2015

A lovely rendering of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is unfortunately paired with Bernstein’s brash, ostentatious Age of Anxiety.

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Modern Classical REVIEW
 San Francisco Performances  A Sedate Brentano Quartet Plays Vijay Iyer
May 12, 2015

The composer’s Time, Place, Action got its West Coast premiere, but stronger pieces by Debussy and Haydn received less attention from the quartet.

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Format: 2015-05-25
Format: 2015-05-25