KDFC's The State of the Arts
The Bay Area has some of the world’s best-known performing arts organizations and cultural offerings. Each day, Jeffrey Freymann showcases activities, concerts, soloists and ensembles coming through the area.
September 6, 2016
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 Revolution… On Saturday, it’s the world premiere of Bright Sheng’s opera Dream of the Red Chamber, and Sunday afternoon they’ll present the free Opera in the Park concert in Golden Gate Park. New General Director Matthew Shilvock gives a preview.
September 2, 2016
There are many Unfinished Works in the world of Classical music, for many reasons… whether they were put off to be completed later, abandoned as unworthy, or in some cases, left behind after the composer’s death. Depending on how decipherable sketches were, some of them have been completed, and others stand as they were written, even trailing off into a single final note, as in J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue.
September 1, 2016
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.