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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – April 2013 Archive

Monday, April 1 Some unwanted revisions and music inspired by Turkish soldiers today, as part of our occasional tour through the alphabet in an "A to Z" edition of the State of the Arts....
4/30/2013

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – February 2013 Archive

Friday, February 1 The contemporary chamber music ensemble Earplay is including a couple of works of a slightly older vintage on their next concert...
2/28/2013

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – January 2013 Archive

Wednesday, January 2 As the curtain rises on 2013, here's a little collection of some memorable and auspicious beginnings from the world of classical...
1/31/2013

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – December 2012 Archive

Monday, December 3 The Del Sol String Quartet is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this season, and this week they're presenting "Del Sol Days" -...
12/31/2012

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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – November 2012 Archive

Thursday, November 1 A retrospective of the work of Jasper Johns opens this weekend at SFMOMA, called Jasper Johns: Seeing With the Mind's Eye....
11/30/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – October 2012 Archive

Monday, October 1 The chamber ensemble called Nonsemble 6 was specifically formed with one specific piece in mind: Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, which this...
10/31/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – September 2012 Archive

Wednesday, September 5 An orchestra can be like a car - an extraordinary and complex machine, according to violinist Pinchas Zukerman, who takes the stage...
9/30/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – August 2012 Archive

Wednesday, August 1 Michael Morpurgo thought it was a crazy idea at first, when he heard that his book War Horse was to be...
8/31/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – July 2012 Archive

Tuesday, July 3 Singing the Star Spangled Banner isn't easy to do under any circumstances. The highest and lowest notes in the melody are an octave and a fifth apart from each other, and...
7/31/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – June 2012 Archive

Friday, June 1 The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX) is going to be kicking off a weeklong series of concerts, activities and events, beginning Sunday, and all having to do with Early Music. In...
6/30/2012