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The State of the Arts

Mozart’s Surprising Chamber Piano Concerto No. 13

The surprising chamber Piano Concerto number 13 of Mozart with guest soloist Inon Barnatan helps launch the New Century Chamber Orchestra's 'silver season' -...
9/14/2016

The State of the Arts

A Whirlwind Tour of Wind Instruments

Here's a whirlwind tour of the Wind Instruments, or Woodwinds (even though many of them are no longer made of any wood). Unlike the strings, which as a section have a continuous and uniform...
9/13/2016

The State of the Arts

Steuart and Michelle Pincombe Play Music in Familiar Spaces

A project that began 10 months ago has brought Steuart and Michelle Pincombe all over the US (and even into Canada) travelling with their...
9/12/2016

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The State of the Arts

A Preview of the Upcoming Arts Season

The Symphony Gala and Opera celebrations aside, there's a slightly slower Rollout to the Arts Season this Fall, with many groups not getting underway until October and later; but here's a brief roundup of...
9/9/2016

The State of the Arts

Opera San Jose Takes on Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Opera San Jose begins its season tomorrow with a production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, with a new member of the resident company of...
9/8/2016

The State of the Arts

Preview the SF Symphony Gala

Tonight's San Francisco Symphony gala concert is just the beginning of a jam-packed season. We'll be bringing it to you live beginning around 8 o'clock, with Dianne and Rik hosting, and Hoyt helping to...
9/7/2016

The State of the Arts

A Look at SF Opera’s Upcoming Season

San Francisco Opera gets out of the gate quickly this year, with a number of events starting on Friday, with the Opera Ball followed by the opening of Andrea Chénier, set during the French...
9/6/2016

The State of the Arts

A Look at Famous “Unfinished Works”

There are many Unfinished Works in the world of Classical music, for many reasons... whether they were put off to be completed later, abandoned...
9/2/2016

The State of the Arts

Twenty Mashed-Up Piano Pieces

September is 'National Piano Month,' so here's a little quiz with some familiar keyboard works. Give a listen and see how many of these twenty mashed-up piano pieces you can identify:   (Click and drag...
9/1/2016