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Night music

By Philip Campbell

Gustav Mahler said, "A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything." San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has agreed throughout his own career.

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By Roberto Friedman | May 21, 2019

We've been listening obsessively to the new Patricia Barber release "Higher" (ArtistShare). The out lesbian jazz pianist Barber is one of our favorite recording artists.

By Paul Parish | May 20, 2019

When the glorious dancers of San Francisco Ballet, the pride of our city, ended their season at the Opera House with a brilliant run of "Shostakovich Trilogy," a three-act abstract ballet, they presented a political spectacle of almost imponderable depth.


By Philip Campbell | April 30, 2019

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns from early spring hiatus next week.

By Philip Campbell | April 23, 2019

While San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas remains on hiatus until early May, the Orchestra plays host to some outstanding guest conductors at Davies Symphony Hall.


By Release from our beloved client | April 17, 2019

Breaking news from our long-term client and San Francisco institution, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon

By Philip Campbell | April 16, 2019

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale ended its 38th season with performances in the Bay Area and Los Angeles of Handel's splendid Biblical oratorio "Saul."


By Jim Gladstone | April 16, 2019

"It's been a while now, but I really stumbled into the world of musical theater," says Broadway star Joshua Henry, who plays the Bay Area Cabaret series at the Venetian Room on April 28.

By Philip Campbell | April 9, 2019

Philharmonia Baroque and the San Francisco Symphony are drawing crowds to Herbst Theatre and Davies Symphony Hall to cheer musical players in damp and drizzly April.


By Philip Campbell | April 2, 2019

A new chamber opera based on an incident in the life of painter Georgia O'Keeffe premiered last week at Z Space in San Francisco. "Today It Rains" raced through a strong Score and thought-provoking story.

By Philip Campbell | March 26, 2019

Two recent concerts in Berkeley and San Francisco offered different musical takes on contemporary and historic North America.


By Gregg Shapiro | March 26, 2019

Queer bands have come a long way since Fanny, the Village People, Culture Club, Bronski Beat, Tribe 8, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Indigo Girls.

By Philip Campbell | March 19, 2019

March goes out like a lion, at least on the San Francisco music scene this year.


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