There's an old comic movie about a European charter tour called "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium." Likewise, you could call the movie of our whirlwind last week "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Frameline."
The third and final entry in San Francisco Opera's summer season opened on Father's Day with stage director Leah Hausman's entertaining revival of David McVicar's Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Dvorak's dark and dreamlike "Rusalka."
While she was not the greatest singer of the 20th century, Judy Garland was possibly the greatest entertainer of the modern age. June 22 was the 50th anniversary of her untimely death at age 47 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates.
"Orlando," the second installment in SFO's highly contrasted summer line-up of three, updates Handel's adventurous score to a 20th-century setting and adds psychological insight for 21st-century listeners.
As would only be fitting, MTT, our own private Merlin of Mahler, is crafting his farewell season as music director of the SF Symphony around two major pillars of the composer's output, the Sixth and Eighth Symphonies.
The Fresh Meat Festival is an annual San Francisco performance celebration of transgender talent in diverse areas, from musical and vocal acts to dance performances, performance arts, theater pieces, and beyond.
The latest revival of Bizet's "Carmen," which opened the San Francisco Opera's summer season last week, proves something we always knew.
Some people collect stamps, some coins. Out There has always enjoyed collecting movie soundtracks, on LPs (yes, rekkids) and CDs.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns from early spring hiatus next week.
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.