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The State of the Arts – June 2014 Archive

Monday, June 2 The Imani Winds woodwind quintet joins jazz pianist Jason Moran at the SFJAZZ Center on Thursday night, to play works that he wrote for them - a suite called Cane and...
6/30/2014

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The State of the Arts – May 2014 Archive

Thursday, May 1 Guest conductor Ton Koopman leads the San Francisco Symphony in two concert programs (this week and next) celebrating Bach... And for the concerts that begin with a matinee today, that also...
5/31/2014

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The State of the Arts – April 2014 Archive

Tuesday, April 1 An April Fool's Day look at some of the ways that humor has been used in Classical music over the years, by both composers and performers. Some might imagine the world...
4/30/2014

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The State of the Arts – March 2014 Archive

Monday, March 3 The Vienna Philharmonic was in residence at Cal Performances not too long ago - but they're coming back this week, during their cross-country American tour, giving three concerts and taking part...
3/31/2014

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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – February 2014 Archive

Monday, February 3 A musical rivalry that might be hard for us to imagine today is at the heart of an upcoming program by...
2/28/2014

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The State of the Arts – January 2014 Archive

Thursday, January 2 As the curtain rises on 2014, here's a little collection of some memorable and auspicious beginnings from the world of classical...
1/31/2014

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The State of the Arts – December 2013 Archive

Monday, December 2 This time of year, there are more and more performances of The Nutcracker, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Handel's Messiah......
12/31/2013

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The State of the Arts – November 2013 Archive

Friday, November 1 On an 'A-to-Z' edition of State of the Arts, it's Sibelius and his Symphony of Swans and Silence... The Finnish composer...
11/30/2013

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The State of the Arts – October 2013 Archive

Tuesday, October 1 The Days and Nights Festival returns to Carmel and Big Sur this week, and Artistic Director Philip Glass says it's going...
10/31/2013

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The State of the Arts – September 2013 Archive

Tuesday, September 3 Tonight's Gala at the San Francisco Symphony launches the 2013-14 Concert Season with Antheil's Jazz Symphony, Gershwin's American in Paris, and...
9/30/2013