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18 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Classical, Beethoven, Symphony, Arts, Electronic, Berkeley, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

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 .

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Related Topix: Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas, Richard Strauss, Arts, Poetry, Housatonic, MA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

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 .

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Opera, Classical, Mozart, New York

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Energy, Alternative Energy, Classical, us Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel, Travel

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Examiner.com

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".

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Symphony, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas

Fri Sep 05, 2014

SFGate

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Music, Entertainment

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical

SF Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas, Beethoven

Thu Sep 04, 2014

SFGate

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas, Theater, Opera, Music, Entertainment

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Media, Entertainment

SFGate

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.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Classical, Neiman Marcus Groups, Retail

KQED

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.

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Related Topix: KQED, Pop/Rock, Classical, Symphony, Arts, Jazz

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Michael Tilson Thomas

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Examiner.com

'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)

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Related Topix: Energy, Alternative Energy, Symphony, Arts, Classical, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

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.

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Related Topix: Arts, Symphony, Classical

Wed Aug 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Opera, Classical, Mozart, New York

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: The Ed Sullivan Show, Entertainment, Television, Symphony, Arts, Classical, Electronic, Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, The Mothers of Invention, Pop/Rock

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Electronic, Classical, Recreational Vehicle, Award

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.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Symphony, Arts, Classical, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

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