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Vegas Philharmonic Names New Conductor
A former Nevadan who's the resident conductor at the San Francisco Symphony has been named the new conductor of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
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Music News: April 22, 2014
When Ton Koopman heads the San Francisco Symphony's two-week celebration of Bach, in one series of concerts , prominent members of the orchestra will be featured as soloists.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco...
Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will release a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein 's complete score for the musical West Side Story featuring a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber , and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, on June 10, ... (more)
Christian Tetzlaff will follow his solo Bach recital with a Bartok concerto
I recently wrote that the two-week celebration of the music of Bach to be presented by the San Francisco Symphony in Davies Symphony Hall will conclude with a solo recital at which violinist Christian Tetzlaff will perform the complete set of sonatas and partitas, BWV 1001-1006.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
SFS musicians present an elegantly balanced program of chamber music selections
This afternoon in Davies Symphony Hall, the San Francisco Symphony presented its latest Chamber Music Series recital of performances by SFS musicians with the occasional assistance of guest artists.
SFS will present two weeks of programming celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach
The end of this month will see the beginning of a two-week series of concerts organized by the San Francisco Symphony and performed in Davies Symphony Hall.
Album review: Mason Bates, 'Stereo Is King'
Listeners waiting eagerly for the music of Bay Area composer Mason Bates to return to the San Francisco Symphony repertoire in September - along with those who don't understand why the need is so urgent - will both find sustenance in this magnificent new compilation of Bates' music.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
University Musical Society touts its new classical season
Michael Tilson Thomas will bring the San Francisco Symphony back to Ann Arbor for the new University Musical Society season.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
SF Classical Voice
Blomstedt: Insight and Mastery Mesmerize
Six decades of conducting have more than earned maestro Herbert Blomstedt the privilege to concentrate on the repertoire he loves the most.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Blomstedt returns to SFS with a second program of concerto-symphony contrasts
Last night San Francisco Symphony Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt returned to Davies Symphony Hall to present the second of the two programs he prepared for his annual visit to the SFS podium.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Ted Hearne Named Third Annual 'New Voices' Composer
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas , Boosey & Hawkes, the New World Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony today announced composer Ted Hearne as the third annual New Voices composer.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Blomstedt contrasts Nielsen and Schubert in his SFS first program this season
This afternoon San Francisco Symphony Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt returned to Davies Symphony Hall to present the first of two programs he has prepared for this season's annual visit.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
S.F. Symphony clarinetist Carey Bell to solo in concerto
Former S.F. Opera player Carey Bell will solo in Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto, a piece he says is "very difficult to sell emotionally."
Tue Apr 01, 2014
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