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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – November 2014 Archive

Monday, November 3 The Oakland East Bay Symphony starts its season with a brand new piece for jazz ensemble and orchestra that looks to...
11/30/2014

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – October 2014 Archive

Wednesday, October 1 Ragnar Bohlin's new choral ensemble, Cappella SF, which launched in February of this year presents their second program in two concerts...
10/31/2014

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – September 2014 Archive

Tuesday, September 2 This year's concert seasons are beginning - two of the biggies, the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera have their...
9/30/2014

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – August 2014 Archive

Friday, August 1 Beginning this Sunday, the chorus called Slavyanka will host a week-long International Russian Choral Music Festival, which is the first of...
8/31/2014

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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – July 2014 Archive

Wednesday, July 2 This summer's Opera at the Ballpark on Saturday, July 5th will bring San Francisco Opera's production of La Traviata (starring Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello as Violetta and Alfredo) to an...
7/31/2014

The State of the Arts

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

The State of the Arts

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

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