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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 Sacramento Philharmonic  Sacramento Philharmonic Makes Its Comeback with a “Resurrection”
June 30, 2015
The Philharmonic’s performance marks the beginning of a new era for the orchestra. More about Sacramento Philharmonic »
Opera REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  Stemme Shines in Lukewarm SFS <em>Fidelio</em>
June 26, 2015

A transfixing performance by the dramatic soprano and great work from the chorus were the selling points for the Symphony's cap to the Beethoven Festival.

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Festival REVIEW
 New Music Bay Area  New Music in Bloom at the Garden of Memory
June 23, 2015
The annual event, commemorating the summer solstice, brings together over 40 groups for a unique experience. More about New Music Bay Area »
Festival REVIEW
 Cal Performances  Percussion and Pierre Boulez: Ojai at Berkeley Festival
June 23, 2015
The festival, which paid tribute to composer Pierre Boulez, featured atmospheric performances held outdoors as well as an emphasis on percussion. More about Cal Performances »
Chamber Music REVIEW
 Alliance Française  Ensemble San Francisco Kicks Off French Music Festival With Panache
June 23, 2015
A trio (plus some friends) provided excitement in a party of French chamber music. More about Alliance Française »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  S.F. Symphony Leaps Across Finish Line with Beethoven Marathon
June 22, 2015
The four-and-a-half-hour marathon had everything except the composer himself. More about San Francisco Symphony »
Chamber Music REVIEW
 San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music  Vocallective and the Town Quartet Thrive at Legion of Honor
June 18, 2015
Nuances of the performance were lost to the unforgiving acoustics of the Rodin Gallery at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, but the musicians’ camaraderie shone through. More about San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music »
Choral REVIEW
 Lieder Alive!  Lieder Alive! Discovers New Vigor in Classic Songs
June 17, 2015

New arrangements refresh Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder.

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Choral REVIEW
 San Francisco Choral Artists  Mads Tolling Joins S.F. Choral Artists to Celebrate Old Masters, Young Prodigies
June 16, 2015
In a far-ranging program that covered music from the 1400s to the present, the violinist accompanied the ensemble on five pieces as part of a new program called SFCA+1. More about San Francisco Choral Artists »
Opera REVIEW
 San Francisco Opera  <em>Figaro</em> Charms in Well-Cast S.F. Opera Revival
June 16, 2015
Mozart's brilliant opera provided needed comic relief at the War Memorial Opera House. More about San Francisco Opera »

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Format: 2015-07-03