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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

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

The State of the Arts

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

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 – 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

The State of the Arts

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

The State of the Arts

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

The State of the Arts

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

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – August 2013 Archive

Thursday, August 1 Pianist Cyrus Chestnut launches the "Jazz at the Lesher Center" series that runs through the month of August, with a pair...
8/31/2013