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Michael Zwiebach

Michael Zwiebach is the senior editor/ content manager for SFCV. He assigns all articles and content, manages the writing staff and does editing. A member of SFCV from the beginning, Michael holds a Ph.D. in music history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Articles by this Author

September 18, 2020
UC Davis’s arts presenter is in tune with its audience.
Feature Article
September 9, 2020

West Edge Opera comes up with another program to foster new works, creativity, and inclusion during our season of discontent.

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Artist Spotlight
August 18, 2020

The composer/performer has had a turbocharged 2019–2020, while being on the same roller coaster as the rest of us.

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August 11, 2020
Stiff upper lip, never say die, and keep your ears peeled and your eyes on the keyboard.
Feature Article
August 4, 2020

Four conductors discuss their experiences, views on orchestral culture, and whether things are getting better.

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Feature Article
July 28, 2020

Stacy Garrop’s The Battle for the Ballot gets a world premiere in 2020 despite the lockdown and the dispersal of Cabrillo’s orchestra across the U.S. It’s just that important.

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July 21, 2020
They may be small, but online they are mighty. This webinar is being taught by old hands in creating online content.
Upcoming Concert
July 21, 2020

An online recital points the way to many more possibilities, posits General Director Khori Dastoor.

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July 7, 2020
The tiny opera company has another wildly entertaining opera up its sleeve. Until then, it invites you behind the scenes in a series of Zoom chats.
Feature Article
June 30, 2020

The experimental duo has just premiered Music for Hard Times, with more online music with film on the horizon.

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June 23, 2020
Denied its venue by the shutdown, the enterprising festival will present concerts live online.
Artist Spotlight
June 23, 2020

The prolific composer, one of the living giants of American composition, discusses his own idiosyncratic life journey and becoming comfortable with his nonconformist musical style.

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Feature Article
June 16, 2020

UPDATED June 17: Music for a holiday that is also a memorial.

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June 9, 2020
Alvin Ailey dancer Hope Boykin will lead a Zoom class later this month.
Feature Article
June 2, 2020

Timely music for an unquiet time.

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June 2, 2020
Classical institutions show support for antiracism while continuing the painful examination of our own privilege and silent complicity.
Feature Article
May 26, 2020

The composer’s campaign to have a hit at the Paris Opera tells us a lot about writing for big opera houses today.

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May 19, 2020
The company plans a “Season of Solidarity” that features four ambitious productions.
Feature Article
May 12, 2020

Fantastic performances from a week spent strolling the internet.

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May 12, 2020
Music and Mind Live builds on the star soprano’s longtime interests in practical implications of music-and-the-brain research.

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