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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 17, 2019
KQED reporter Chloe Veltman meets singers who have had gender reassignment surgery, and how they’re adapting their careers to their authentic selves.
September 10, 2019
Orchestras and opera houses are the most change-resistant classical organizations. So how’s that balance thing going in the Bay Area?
September 4, 2019
The edgy festival devoted to sound brings its ninth, and biggest, festival to San Francisco.
September 4, 2019
The tenor withdraws from the company’s production of Roméo et Juliette.
August 13, 2019
In the wake of a detailed, wide-ranging Associated Press investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, the company decided to cancel the highly anticipated concert.
August 6, 2019
With the 2019 festival in full swing, the company announces a wild 2020 season filled with sex, crime, and great music.
CD Review
July 16, 2019

Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren gets some long-overdue love from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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June 11, 2019
The Musical Grant Program awards will support 21 really cool arts projects in the Bay Area next year. Here are the winners.
Festival Review
June 4, 2019

Kronos Quartet continues to do important work, and their commissioning projects leave an unmatched legacy.

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May 14, 2019
The orchestra is riding a wave of success that shows in its confident new season.
Choral Review
May 7, 2019

SFBC gives us the chance to meet composer Marianna Martines.

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April 19, 2019
The Mariinsky Ballet, Renée Fleming, and a reimagined Scott Joplin opera are only a few of the standout attractions.
April 9, 2019
Lots of star performers and new collaborations spark the organization’s coming season.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 26, 2019

The offbeat orchestra creates an intriguing evening of music with a patriotic tinge and a rare symphony from the 1840s.

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Modern Classical Review
March 19, 2019

From new student pieces to a Gérard Grisey masterpiece, it was an afternoon of possibilities.

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March 12, 2019
With the final bows of Michael Tilson Thomas as music director, the orchestra gives clues to its future and sends its current director off in style.
Chamber Music Review
March 12, 2019

Star performers Jennifer Koh, Anssi Karttunen, and Nicolas Hodges meet up to perform the new music they know best.

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February 26, 2019
And a commission from Caroline Shaw, and a slew of famous soloists …
February 5, 2019
The orchestra announces plans for shows at Frost Amphitheater.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 5, 2019

Hannah Kendall’s new piece was the centerpiece of a concert that included powerful works by Leonard Bernstein and Benjamin Britten.

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