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Transcendental beauty of Ives symphonies

Transcendental beauty of Ives symphonies

By Philip Campbell

Young Michael Tilson Thomas inherited a passion to popularize Gustav Mahler and Charles Ives from his legendary mentor Leonard Bernstein.

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By Philip Campbell | November 12, 2019

First impressions are important, but they shouldn't lead to snap judgment. It is usually wiser to stop and think, but in the world of opera — especially Puccini — lovers tend to fall in love at first sight.

By Jim Gladstone | November 12, 2019

"If I could only do one kind of performance," Mandy Patinkin explained in a recent phone interview with the B.A.R., "it would be doing concerts."


By Gregg Shapiro | November 5, 2019

You've got to give Michael Longoria, Broadway performer in "Jersey Boys" and "Hairspray," credit for being ballsy.

By Roberto Friedman | October 29, 2019

The highlight of Out There's recent jaunt to New York City was an artistic encounter with the MacArthur "genius grant"-winning jazz pianist and bandleader Jason Moran.


By Philip Campbell | October 29, 2019

SFS Principal Percussion Jacob Nissly is one of the orchestra's standout players, usually showing his skills from the rear of the stage.

By Gregg Shapiro | October 29, 2019

As it turns out, Pete & Chasten Buttigieg aren't the only fascinating twosome to come from Indiana. Singing-songwriting sisters Lily & Madeline Jurkiewicz have been at it since high school in Indianapolis.


By Gregg Shapiro | October 22, 2019

The 16-track "Wide Prairie" (MPL/Capitol), bowing on 180-gram audiophile black vinyl for the first time (remastered at Abbey Road Studios), is a cornucopia of sounds and styles.

By Philip Campbell | October 22, 2019

Surviving war and political tyranny, the Polish composer and violin and piano virtuoso Grazyna Bacewicz wrote hundreds of scores, building a distinctive style influenced by everything from folk music to the avant-garde.


By Philip Campbell | October 15, 2019

After more than 200 years, the perpetually hip writing team of Mozart and Da Ponte still has a hit on their hands. "The Marriage of Figaro" opened at the War Memorial Opera House last week, and it's funnier and timelier than ever.

By Roberto Friedman | October 15, 2019

Out There has famously thirsty ears, but here are three CDs that have lately quenched them.


By Philip Campbell | October 8, 2019

Guest conductors, soloists, and the world premiere of a San Francisco Symphony Commission will keep the home fires burning.

By Philip Campbell | October 1, 2019

Well-established Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) and youthfully ambitious Bard Music West (BMW) are ready to light some musical bonfires in October.


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