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The State of the Arts

October 10, 2016

Imagine the sensation of realizing that you're unprepared for a test - that you've been studying the wrong subject. It was sort of like that when pianist Maria Joao Pires heard the Royal Concertgebouw...
10/10/2016

The State of the Arts

October 10, 2016

Imagine the sensation of realizing that you're unprepared for a test - that you've been studying the wrong subject. It was sort of like that when pianist Maria Joao Pires heard the Royal Concertgebouw...
10/10/2016

The State of the Arts

October 7, 2016

San Francisco Performances begins its second year of the concert series called "PIVOT: New Adventures in the Performing Arts" with Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, in the program 'Time Present and Time Past.' It brings...
10/7/2016

The State of the Arts

October 6, 2016

Bruno Ferrandis begins his final full season at the helm of the Santa Rosa Symphony with a special guest soloist: his brother Jean Ferrandis, who will play Mozart's Flute Concerto in G Major, and...
10/6/2016

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The State of the Arts

October 5, 2016

Two special concerts from the White House allowed audiences (and the sitting presidents) to witness a show-stopping arrangement of themes from Bizet's Carmen that were a signature piece of a piano master... It was...
10/5/2016

The State of the Arts

October 4, 2016

A look today at the key of E-flat Major, which has more than its share of memorable masterpieces. Perhaps thats because as one musicologist described it, the key "boasts the greatest variety of expression......
10/4/2016

The State of the Arts

October 3, 2016

Oakland Symphony begins its season with a program of Romantic music, with a dash of the political... Music Director Michael Morgan welcomes baritone Hadleigh Adams for some Mahler songs, there's an infrequently performed triple...
10/3/2016

The State of the Arts

Nora and the CATcerto

Add Nora to the list of musical superstars with just one name... At least, she's an internet musical superstar. She's the featured soloist in a performance of a work by a Lithuanian composer called...
9/30/2016

The State of the Arts

The World Premiere of a Traditional Middle Eastern Story

The traditional Middle Eastern story of Layla and Majnun gets a world premiere adaptation this weekend at Cal Performances, as the Mark Morris Dance...
9/29/2016

The State of the Arts

Stravinsky’s Octet Gets a Modern Spin

A work that Igor Stravinsky wrote in the 1920s has inspired the programming for Elevate Ensemble's next concert, this Sunday night at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His Octet is scored for flute,...
9/28/2016