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Choral REVIEW
 Slavyanka Russian Chorus  Ringing in the 100th Anniversary of Rachmaninoff’s 'All-Night Vigil' with Slavyanka
August 25, 2015
The Bay Area Russian choral ensemble more than doubles in size for weekend performances of the timeless masterpiece. More about Slavyanka Russian Chorus »
Opera REVIEW
 Merola Opera Program  Merola Swings for the Fences in Home Run Derby of a Finale
August 24, 2015
The 2015 edition of the Merola Opera Program’s Grand Finale provided all the drama and entertainment of a reality TV competition. More about Merola Opera Program »
Choral REVIEW
 San Francisco Choral Society  A Spectacular Setting for Mozart’s Requiem
August 18, 2015
St. Ignatius Church, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay on Lone Mountain, was the perfect spot for the San Francisco Choral Society’s performance of the Mozart Requiem. More about San Francisco Choral Society »
Festival REVIEW
 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music  Young Composers Constrained at Cabrillo Festival
August 18, 2015
Pieces by Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly were the only standouts in a program of music that lacked ambition and scale. More about Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music »
Opera REVIEW
 American Bach Soloists  Marais’ <em>Sémélé</em>: A Spectacular Opera of Grand Proportions
August 18, 2015
Marais’ opera get its long overdue U.S. premiere thanks to American Bach Soloists. More about American Bach Soloists »
Festival REVIEW
 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music  Cabrillo Festival’s Opening Weekend Turns Out to Be a Good Bet
August 11, 2015
It’s hard to pick winners from a crowded field of excellent new music, well-performed by the festival orchestra under Marin Alsop. More about Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music »
Festival REVIEW
 American Bach Soloists  ABS Opens Festival With Rarely Performed Pieces by French Masters
August 11, 2015
You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Rebel and Aubert, but ABS’ performance highlighted the inventiveness of their lesser-known works. More about American Bach Soloists »
Festival REVIEW
 American Bach Soloists  A Baroque Battle of the Sexes with American Bach Soloists
August 11, 2015
American Bach Soloists completed its second evening devoted to “Versailles & The Parisian Baroque” at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a bit of drama. More about American Bach Soloists »
Opera REVIEW
 Merola Opera Program  Merola Shines in <em>Don Pasquale</em>
August 11, 2015
Merola does it again with the excellent Don Pasquale, but the production deserved more than just two performances. More about Merola Opera Program »
Festival REVIEW
 Music@Menlo  Schubert’s Legacy Explored at Menlo Festival
August 10, 2015
Performing works inspired by Schubert’s example brought needed variety to Music@Menlo. More about Music@Menlo »

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