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A.C.T.'s The Strand Hosts PianoFight's ShortLived VIII Finals Photo A.C.T.'s The Strand Hosts PianoFight's ShortLived VIII Finals
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

For the first time in its 12-year history, the San Francisco-based PianoFight will present The Finals of the nation's largest, audience-judged theater competition, ShortLived VIII, at American Conservatory Theater's Strand Theater. The Finals' performances at The Strand will wrap up a nine week comp...
Valley Of The Moon Music Festival Announces Full Summer Program Photo Valley Of The Moon Music Festival Announces Full Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Valley of the Moon Music Festival, the nation's first and only organization devoted to presenting chamber music from the Classical era to the early 20th-century performed on instruments built when the music was written, has announced its full summer program including five new apprentices and three g...
San Francisco Opera Presents Dvorak's RUSALKA, June 16-28 Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Dvorak's RUSALKA, June 16-28
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

San Francisco Opera presents Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka at the War Memorial Opera House, June 16 28, in David McVicar's thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed (Chicago Tribune) production. The Czech fairy tale opera features a cast headed by Rachel Willis-S rensen in her role debut as Rusalka,...
San Francisco International Piano Festival Announces Third Season Photo San Francisco International Piano Festival Announces Third Season
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2019

The third annual San Francisco International Piano Festival will present 14 concerts in 11 Bay Area venues, from August 15 to 25, featuring works of more than 25 composers covering nearly three centuries of music....
The Lark Theater Announces Special Presentation: SAFETY LAST! Photo The Lark Theater Announces Special Presentation: SAFETY LAST!
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2019

The Lark Theater presents a special screening of the silent film SAFTY LAST! with piano accompaniment by Concert Pianist Frederick Hodges. Harold Lloyd's laugh-out-loud timeless silent film comedy returns to the big screen!...
Violinist Simon James to Join Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music Photo Violinist Simon James to Join Faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of violinist Simon James to its faculty. James, currently second assistant concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, will lead a full studio at SFCM starting in Fall 2019....
San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Present 2019 Schwabacher Recital Series Photo San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Present 2019 Schwabacher Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2019

The Schwabacher Recital Series, presented by San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program, continues in April with the final two recitals of its 36th season. Showcasing the exemplary young artists who have participated in the prestigious training programs of San Francisco Opera Center and...
California Symphony Announces Programming For 33rd Season Photo California Symphony Announces Programming For 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2019

Bay Area connections abound in Connections, the California Symphony's 33rd season and its seventh under the baton of Music Director Donato Cabrera in a newly expanded season which Cabrera says is a step up artistically compared with previous seasons....
Choir Of New College Oxford Performs At Grace Cathedral, April 8 Photo Choir Of New College Oxford Performs At Grace Cathedral, April 8
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) is pleased to welcome The Choir of New College Oxford (New College Choir) in a joint presentation with Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Under the direction of Robert Quinney, the choir will perform a program of Renaissance and Baroque music including wo...
Metallica And San Francisco Symphony Announced As Inaugural Event For Chase Center Photo Metallica And San Francisco Symphony Announced As Inaugural Event For Chase Center
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

The back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Chase Center, the Warriors new 18,064-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, today announced that Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will re-unite and perform together with spec...
Luther Burbank Center And The Santa Rosa Symphony Announce The 2019–2020 Symphony Pop Photo Luther Burbank Center And The Santa Rosa Symphony Announce The 2019–2020 Symphony Pops Series
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2019

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for the 2019-20 Carlton Senior Living Symphony Pops Series, to be presented in the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). Now in its 1...
John Adams To Receive Honorary Doctorate From San Francisco Conservatory Of Music Photo John Adams To Receive Honorary Doctorate From San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will present American composer John Adams with an honorary doctorate at its 2019 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17. Adams, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former faculty member of SFCM, is consistently ranked as one of the most frequently performed li...
Trombonist Steve Davis Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty Photo Trombonist Steve Davis Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of trombonist Steve Davis to its Roots, Jazz, and American Music (RJAM) faculty....
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents THE BRITS ARE COMING Photo San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents THE BRITS ARE COMING
by BWW News Desk - February 06, 2019

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC)-under the leadership of Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director and Christopher Verdugo, Executive Director-continues Season 41 with The Brits are Coming!, a one-night-only salute to legendary British musicians and the contributions they have made to music. T...
Soprano Rhoslyn Jones To Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty Photo Soprano Rhoslyn Jones To Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of soprano Rhoslyn Jones to its faculty. Making frequent appearances internationally, including at San Francisco Opera, Jones has maintained strong Bay Area connections through the Bay Area Vocal Program, an organization ...
OU Student Performers To Join OSO For 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert Photo OU Student Performers To Join OSO For 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2019

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Varner Recital Hall on OU's campus....
FIESTA MEXICANA, A Spectacular South-Of-The-Border Fiesta, Celebrates Mexico's Rich A Photo FIESTA MEXICANA, A Spectacular South-Of-The-Border Fiesta, Celebrates Mexico's Rich Arts Culture
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2019

Fiesta Mexicana celebrates Mexico's rich folk music and dance traditions with a vibrant, colorful performance. This production comes to Lincoln Theater on March 2nd and features Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno and will be accompanied by popular Oakland-based band, Mariachi Colima de Javi...
Montalvo Arts Center Presents Afternoon Concerts With The Saint Michael Trio In Villa Photo Montalvo Arts Center Presents Afternoon Concerts With The Saint Michael Trio In Villa Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2019

The fun, friendly, and informative Saint Michael Trio will return to Montalvo Arts Center to highlight behind-the-scene looks at creators of classical music, from child prodigies to amazing women to the father of Czech music. The Saint Michael Trio will perform Sundays, February 10, March 31, May 5,...
SOUL FOOD Concert Series Returns 1/27 Photo SOUL FOOD Concert Series Returns 1/27
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2019

The Soul Food Concert Series will return at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 to Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University for an event featuring inspirational music and words to nurture the soul and elevate the spirit....
Berkeley Symphony Featuring SFCM Musicians - Today Photo Berkeley Symphony Featuring SFCM Musicians - Today
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2019

The Berkeley Symphony returns to SFCM on January 11 for a joint concert with SFCM musicians performing the world premiere of Highsmith Award winner Daniel De Togni's (Class of 2018) Tsuioku: On the Internment of Japanese Americans. Additionally, concerto competition winners Nicole Hillis '18 (trombo...
Lincoln Theater Present RENDER UNTO CAESAR: MUSIC FROM THE COURT OF LEOPOLD Photo Lincoln Theater Present RENDER UNTO CAESAR: MUSIC FROM THE COURT OF LEOPOLD
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2019

Lincoln Theater is delighted to present Render Unto Caesar: Music from the Court of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor on January 20, 2019. This chamber music concert features the Napa Valley's own Violet Grgich performing with early music ensemble Les Violettes. In keeping with the period, the audience ...
Oakland University To Welcome Aeolus Quartet and Clarinetist Franklin Cohen Photo Oakland University To Welcome Aeolus Quartet and Clarinetist Franklin Cohen
by BWW News Desk - January 03, 2019

Oakland University to welcome Aeolus Quartet, clarinetist Franklin Cohen for Jan. 20 concert...
Berkeley Symphony Featuring SFCM Musicians - January 11 Photo Berkeley Symphony Featuring SFCM Musicians - January 11
by BWW News Desk - January 03, 2019

The Berkeley Symphony returns to SFCM on January 11 for a joint concert with SFCM musicians performing the world premiere of Highsmith Award winner Daniel De Togni's (Class of 2018) Tsuioku: On the Internment of Japanese Americans. Additionally, concerto competition winners Nicole Hillis '18 (trombo...
Concertmaster Jennifer Cho Leads A Seductive Tango, Paired With Classic Mozart Photo Concertmaster Jennifer Cho Leads A Seductive Tango, Paired With Classic Mozart
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2019

The California Symphony kicks off 2019 with two performances of A TANGO WITH MOZART at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8pm and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4pm. Music Director Donato Cabrera leads a free, 30-minute pre-concert talk for ticketholders, starting an hour bef...
Jonas Wright Appointed Dean of San Francisco Conservatory of Music Photo Jonas Wright Appointed Dean of San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2018

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of Jonas Wright as its Dean and Chief Academic Officer. Wright, who has served as Interim Dean since earlier this summer, officially assumed the role December 1. At SFCM, he has previously served as Registrar and Associat...