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SF Classical Voice
Beethoven and Bates Sparks San Francisco Symphony
Walking around Civic Center on a weekend night, it used to be easy to tell who is going to Davies Symphony Hall and who is going to a rock concert or rave at the Bill Graham Auditorium. Now those lines are beginning to blur.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Michael Tilson Thomas prepares a 'Kubrick program' for San Francisco Symphony
To conclude the first month of programming for the San Francisco Symphony , Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has decided to take a relatively novel approach. Well over half of the program will consist of compositions utilized by Stanley Kubrick for the soundtrack of his film 2001: A Space Odyssey .
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with Don Giovanni Tonight
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni tonight, September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event .
Thu Sep 11, 2014
MTT adds 'Alternative Energy' to the San Francisco Symphony repertoire
Last night in Davies Symphony Hall, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas led the San Francisco Symphony in its first performance of Mason "Alternative Energy," a piece that the composer has described as an "energy symphony." However, this was not the first time that the work had been performed in Davies.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Classics, electronica, opera and jazz in San Francisco
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony get into the swing of their new season this week with a continuation of their Beethoven/Bates Festival - described by the San Francisco Chronicle as ".... exciting, beautiful, surprising and full of a vivid sense of discovery". The Beethoven work is his Piano Concerto No 1 in which the guest soloist is Norwegian pianist and chamber musician, Leif Ove Andsnes , to whom The New York Times refers as "a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight".
Fri Sep 05, 2014
S.F. Symphony review: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor justifies praise
The 22-year-old English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor arrived in Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday night amid a cloud of breathless plaudits from his homeland and elsewhere. His dexterous and eloquent performance of Ravel's G-Major Piano Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony suggests that a little of that praise may be hype - but not much.
Cameron Carpenter will return to Davies as soloist with San Francisco Symphony
One of the most ambitious undertakings by the composer Henry Brant, who died in 2008, was his "Ice Field: Spatial Narratives for Large and Small Orchestral Groups." Brant wrote this piece for the San Francisco Symphony under a commission from Other Minds.
The San Francisco Symphony Performs Mason Bates's Alternative Energy
The San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas perform the SFS premiere of Bay Area classical-electronica composer Mason Bates's Alternative Energy September 10-13 in Davies Symphony Hall. The concerts also include Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
S.F. Symphony Opening Gala marks milestone, focuses on future
Sarah Fitzpatrick , Libby Leffler, Shannon Mattingly and Cristin Zweig dance during one of the San Francisco Symphony's Opening Gala after-parties. Photo: Alex Washburn, Special To The Chronicle Keren Jakubovits and Matthew Goldman leave the War Memorial Opera House during Symphony's Opening Gala, which was spread out in three locations.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates 20 years with SF Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, at his home in San Francisco, begins his 20th year as conductor and music director of the San Francisco Symphony.
Nicky Hilton promotes '365 Style' in S.F.
Yes, Nicky Hilton can probably afford to buy whatever clothes she wants, but that doesn't mean she should waste her money frivolously on a wardrobe - and she doesn't want you to, either, the main message of her new book, " 365 Style ," , which she is in San Francisco to promote.
Arts Preview: What to Do this Fall from (Who Else?) the 'Do List' Hosts
As co-hosts of the Do List - KQED's weekly radio arts-calendar program - Cy Musiker and David Wiegand are masters at reading through reams of press releases, announcements and listings to find the gold star events in the Bay Area.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th San Francisco Symphony season
One recent sun-drenched morning, music poured from the windows of a stately home with a million-dollar view of the bay.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
MTT and San Francisco Symphony open 2014-15 Season in style
It's billed as the most elegant party in town, and - hosted by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony , with guest artists Yuja Wang and Bonnie Rait - the Gala Opening of the Symphony's 2014-15 season will most certainly be a very glamorous occasion.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
'Alternative Energy' will return to Davies with a new orchestra and conductor
Regular readers may recall that one of the high points of the Centennial Season of the San Francisco Symphony took place when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , conducted by their Music Director Ricardo Muti, visited Davies Symphony Hall and performed the West Coast premiere of Mason Bates' "Alternative Energy," which the composer described as an ... (more)
The Daily Republic
New role for symphony conductor begins next year
Maestro David Ramadanoff will assume a new role with the Vallejo Symphony, as the symphony's first conductor emeritus as of the 2015-16 season.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with Don Giovanni, 9/13-16
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Drum legend Terry Bozzio will roll into town with a big bang
Terry Bozzio may not be a household name, but chances are, you've marched to the beat of his drums over the years.
SF Classical Voice
Ace Pairings in S.F. Symphony Season
It's rare that a major American symphony performs works by a parent and child, who are both prominent living composers, within a short span of time.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Caravan Stockton Newspaper
Cirque De La Symphonie Returns to Stockton
Melding the riveting excitement of a "Cirque" performance with the power of a full orchestra, Cirque de la Symphonie returns for two new performances, each with the Stockton Symphony.