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SFCV's perceptive writers report on America's native classical music.

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March 3, 2017

The latest work by Lisa Mezzacappa is being performed at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and imagines the frontiers of science in musical terms.

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Feature Article
January 17, 2017

The bassist, composer, and educator talks about his projects, his work with kids, and using music to reflect a “positive and truthful” history.

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Upcoming Concert
January 8, 2017

Meet the local exponents of the Brazilian genre that captivated Heitor Villa-Lobos, among others.

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Artist Spotlight
September 16, 2016

The world is full of possibility for a musician who can play jazz, write symphonies, and give bang-up Harvard lectures.

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April 5, 2016

When necessity drove these award-winning classical musicians to experiment with jazz, their music-making got even better.

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March 22, 2016
The SF Conservatory joins forces with SF JAZZ for a new Roots, Jazz, and American Music degree program.
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February 10, 2016

The composer and trumpeter reflects on his “jazz-in-opera,” as he prepares its S.F. premiere.

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October 22, 2015

The annual event, which celebrates the diversity of the Bay Area musical community, examines Asian-American jazz for this year’s “Field Report.”

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Feature Article
July 23, 2015

Acoustician Sam Berkow talks about what it takes to tune up the venue’s sound system.

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Artist Spotlight
June 30, 2015

The celebrated singer talks about singing with a full orchestra for the first time in her career.

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