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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...

The State of the Arts

A Look at the SF Conservatory of Music’s Kick-Off Weekend

The San Franciso Conservatory of Music holds their special Kick-Off Weekend with six concerts beginning this Friday evening, involving many fields of study, and...

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' -...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...