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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

The State of the Arts

Cappella SF Premieres a Work by Composer Mark Volkert

Cappella SF premieres a work by composer Mark Volkert this weekend, called Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, in concerts in Saratoga and San Francisco. The...
9/27/2016

The State of the Arts

Philip Glass: Twenty Years, Twenty Etudes

Philip Glass wrote twenty Piano Etudes over the course of about twenty years - first just a few, as a birthday gift for conductor Dennis Russell Davies, then as a way of improving his...
9/26/2016

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The State of the Arts

A Look at Berkeley Rep’s Dark Satire “It Can’t Happen Here”

The dark satire It Can't Happen Here opens (in previews) tonight at Berkeley Rep, adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis. It tells the...
9/23/2016

The State of the Arts

The Return of SF Music Day Live + Free

SF Music Day Live + Free returns to the Veterans Building this Sunday at noon for eight hours of free performances of chamber music in a wide variety of styles and genres. 35 groups,...
9/22/2016

The State of the Arts

SF Symphony, The Swingles, and Italian Music History

The San Francisco Symphony hosts the ensemble The Swingles (who used to be known as The Swingle Singers) this week to perform a work...
9/21/2016

The State of the Arts

A Look Behind Smuin Ballet’s Season Opener

Smuin Contemporary American Ballet opens its season with a trio of works set to classical pieces: Michael Smuin's response to 9/11 called Stabat Mater,...
9/20/2016

The State of the Arts

NapaShakes Blends Shakespeare and Purcell

Measure + Dido is a world premiere co-production of NapaShakes and the Folger Shakespeare Library coming to the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center and the Green Music Center this weekend. It brings together Sir...
9/19/2016

The State of the Arts

Celebrating 30 Years of the California Symphony

The California Symphony's 30th season gets underway this Sunday afternoon at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, with a concert that also celebrates the...
9/16/2016