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San Francisco Black & White Ball featuring The Wallflowers, Janelle Monáe, Cyndi Lauper

Let me tell you: this one went to eleven. Watch as The Wallflowers, Janelle Monáe, and Cyndi Lauper perform in San Francisco.

The Steve Silver Foundation announces Scholarship for the Arts winners

The evening opened with a mash-up of “Let Me Be Your Star” from the TV show “Smash”

Janelle Monáe astounds San Francisco audience

The performance, which featured a stellar in-house strings and horns section, robot shades, a Jackson 5 tribute, stunning dance moves, and a dash of James Bond, is not likely to be forgotten any time soon.

Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Symphony Partner with Carnegie Hall

Weill Hall officially opens September 29 with an Opening Night concert featuring Lang Lang followed on Sunday with Bruno Ferrandis and the Santa Rosa Symphony, and a special evening performance with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.

San Francisco: The Wallflowers and Cyndi Lauper to co-headline Black & White Ball

Paul Simon to perform with the San Francisco Symphony in concert at Davies Symphony Hall.
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Stephane Deneve leads Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the SF Symphony

Features pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5, and also includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Roussel’s Symphonic Fragments from The Spider’s Feast, and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird.
Donato Cabrera and Mason Bates

Making History: Adams, Ax, Bates, Jacobs, Cabrera and MTT

Kramer’s observations struck home – as it probably does for every neophyte musician. Absolute Jest seemed so much to echo that chatter surrounding the Beethoven snippets that is seemed refreshingly organic and altogether non-academic.
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Purely Classical: Alessandrini conducts the SF Symphony (review)

Alessandrini brought the final movement home with an intensity and focus entirely missing from the multiple recordings I’ve listened to. When the first theme recurs in this final movement, it seems like an old friend.
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Simply the Best: Pinchas Zukerman

I first heard Zukerman play in the early 1980’s in Avery Fisher Hall. I no longer remember what he played, but I remember knowing that it changed how I thought about music and what music was capable of.

The SF Symphony Presents its Annual Chinese New Year Concert & Celebration February 11

This year’s concert consists entirely of Chinese and Chinese-American composers, whose works incorporate traditional Chinese music and traditions into the Western orchestral style.