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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

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

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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

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – May 2012 Archive

Tuesday, May 1 Pianist Lara Downes brings the set called 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg to the Old First Concerts Series this Friday: thirteen contemporary composers revisiting and re-imagining their own responses...
5/31/2012