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French masters bring concert hall flair

French masters bring concert hall flair

By Philip Campbell

The San Francisco Symphony's February concerts cover the orchestra's full dynamic range, from Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt's mastery of tradition to Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen's contemporary flair.

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By | February 19, 2020

See some incredible art, creative theatricals, impressive musical performances and other events this week.

By Paul Parish | February 18, 2020

San Francisco Ballet was back in the Opera House for a two-week run continuing through Sunday, with a pair of great mixed bills. Each was like a three-course meal, each piece a world unto itself, but linked like islands in an archipelago.


By Philip Mayard | February 18, 2020

Just three months before his death, Paul Taylor, who for years refused to name a successor, surprised the dance world by naming Michael Novak, a company dancer for just eight years, as Artistic Director-Designate.

By Sura Wood | February 18, 2020

"Dawoud Bey: An American Project," co-curated by Corey Keller, opened at SFMOMA last week, and it's a winner.


By Roberto Friedman | February 18, 2020

"The SpongeBob Musical" briefly graced the Golden Gate Theatre last week, touring after its hit Broadway run, then just as quickly swam away. Bubbles trailed in its wake.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | February 18, 2020

The 1966 film "The Oscar," released on DVD and BluRay to coincide with the just-passed Oscar season, was panned upon its initial release.


By Jim Gladstone | February 18, 2020

"Gatz"'s fine-tuned cast of 13 tells the story of "The Great Gatsby" to audience members, often reading directly from the pages of a passed-around paperback.

By Jim Gladstone | February 18, 2020

The overstuffed plot of "Born in East Berlin" takes place in 1988, when Bruce Springsteen's historic concert on the Communist side of the Berlin Wall served as a harbinger of the following year's epochal change.


By David Lamble | February 18, 2020

In "And Then We Danced," writer-director Levan Akin has fashioned a powerful, passionate love letter to young men everywhere, but particularly to those trapped in tradition-bound macho cultures.

By Advertising Department | February 17, 2020

'INSIDE PRIDE', the official magazine of San Francisco Pride is now accepting space reservations.


By Events Editor | February 12, 2020

With so many arts events, you could go out every night and day and still have more to enjoy.

By Sura Wood | February 11, 2020

Tilda Swinton has curated her first art exhibition, a photography show named for "Orlando," a fable she has called a "wild goose chase of a fantasy" and a "magic carpet ride."


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