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The State of the Arts

October 19, 2016

Alisa Weilerstein returns to the San Francisco Symphony, for some Romantic Schumann this week. Tonight through Saturday, Pablo Heras-Casado will guest conduct a program that has symphonies by Mozart and Dvorak on either side...
10/19/2016

The State of the Arts

October 18, 2016

New Century Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 25th season this year, and at the end of the season, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg will be stepping down as music director. In order to help keep creative...
10/18/2016

The State of the Arts

October 17, 2016

San Francisco Opera gave the US premiere of Leos Janacek's The Makropulos Case fifty years ago this fall, and they're staging it again now through the 29th. In the lead as beautiful and eternally youthful...
10/17/2016

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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

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