5 Great Moments of Opera in the Great Outdoors
Explore KUSC Great Outdoors Week with blogs on composers inspired by nature. Enjoy 5 operatic pieces reflecting the beauty of the outdoors, from Handel to Massenet.
A Queenly Start to the SF Opera Season
San Francisco Opera kicks off its season with Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Roberto Devereux, and a free concert. Sondra Radvanovsky and Russell Thomas star in Devereux, running until Sept 27th.
SF Music Day Returns This Sunday with Free Concerts
SF Music Day, a yearly celebration by Intermusic SF, returns with over 30 ensembles and 7.5 hours of concerts. The event encourages the public to explore various music styles for free.
Puccini’s First Triumph, at San Francisco Opera
Despite a muddled libretto, Giacomo Puccini's opera Manon Lescaut solidified his status as Verdi's successor. Conductor Nicola Luisotti praises the music's ability to transport listeners to paradise.
A Soul-Hopping Retelling of Faust
Merola Opera Program debuts its first commission, "If I Were You," a retelling of Faust. The opera explores themes of identity, love, and the quest for immortality.
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Classical Californians: James Conlon
This week's Classical Californian is James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera
“Trio”: Three Upcoming NorCal Events We Think You’ll Enjoy Each Week
Explore upcoming events in the Bay Area this week.
Saturday Morning CarTunes: The Viola
Explore the rich history of the viola, its unique sound, and its rise from a supporting role to a star in the orchestra. Tune in Saturday to learn more about this underappreciated instrument.
6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound
Explore the rich history and contributions of Black composers in American music, from pioneers like Florence Price to contemporary artists like Kris Bowers and Jon Batiste.
Saturday Morning CarTunes: The Violin
Saturday Morning CarTunes takes a look at the Violin