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For the final subscription concert of the 104th season of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) returned to one of his favorite domains. The program consisted on only one composition, performed without...
Mahlers Komponierhäuschen
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Tomorrow Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words will open at Landmark Theatres' Embarcadero Center Cinema. This is the latest creation of German documentary filmmaker Thorsten Schütte, and it was an Official Selection and Sundance...
Frank Zappa and Steve Allen
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Last night in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Opera (SFO) gave the last of its six performances of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo as part of its Summer 2016 season. As had previously been announced, for this...
Ferruccio Furlanetto
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Next month will see the fifteenth anniversary of the Annual Outsound New Music Summit, co-produced by Outsound Presents and KFJC, the radio station located at Foothill College that most consistently plays music aligning with the Outsound esthetic,...
Outsound New Music Summit
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Today's Noontime Concerts ("San Francisco's Musical Lunch Break") program at Old St. Mary's Cathedral presented a recital by the Mana Trio, a rather unique variation on the traditional piano trio. Pianist Amy...
Jephthah and his Daughter
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Those who follow the "bleeding edge" announcements on this site probably know that the Canessa Gallery now hosts the concert series Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, which was originally hosted by the Meridian Gallery. That...
Phillip Greenlief: BARBEDWIRE
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This will be the second week running in which the number of bleeding edge events can be counted on one hand. This may have something to do with the fact that this will be the "approach path" to...
Sound Underground
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The original members of the Cypress String Quartet (CSQ), violinists Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, violist Paul Wakabayashi, and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel, first gathered to make music on July 10, 1996. Over the following years the group had only one...
Cypress String Quartet Farewell Concert
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One of the more interesting series of concerts that was presented during the 2012--2013 season of San Francisco Performances (SFP) was a project that grew out of a conversation that SFP Founder Ruth Felt and pianist Jonathan Biss...
Jonathan Biss
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The 2016--2017 season of Opera Parallèle will feature new productions of two major operas that were first performed in the last decade of the twentieth century, Philip Glass' Les Enfants Terribles (1996) and Jonathan Dove&rsquo...
Come Fly with Us
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