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Civic Center was cordoned off with security vehicles on Saturday  while police negotiated with a suicidal man for seven hours who was brandishing what turned out to be a fake, plastic handgun.
At the corner of McAllister and Van Ness on Saturday around noon, we noticed yellow caution tape across McAllister Street and scores of police, fire and other security vehicles. As we jumped onto a Muni bus to Russian Hill fo...
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"Dream of the Red Chamber" is my favorite San Francisco Opera world premiere since John Adams' "Doctor Atomic" in 2005. They just need to "translate" the clunky English by David Henry Hwang into the poetic 18th Century Chinese of the original novel.
Composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber is my favorite world premiere at the San Francisco Opera since John Adams' Doctor Atomic in 2005. Like the Adams opera, Dream of the Red Chamber will probably spend most of its...
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An unusually attractive program with the New Century Chamber Orchestra last week, including Mozart's Piano Concerto #13 and Glass's Symphony #3.
The New Century Chamber Orchestra opened their 25th anniversary season with unusually attractive programming last week. The program started with a rediscovered (in 1962) Webern string quartet piece, Langsamer Satz, that was o...
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Whenever I stumble across the free summertime concerts at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, I'm always amazed at how good the performers tend to be in every musical genre. The Mission District's Solton last Saturday was no exception.
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is an annual May through October free concert series held on the lawn above the Moscone Convention Center between Howard and Mission near 3rd Street. I always forget about the performances be...
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Opening week concert at the SF Symphony involved a lot of boring Copland before an amazing performance of Steve Reich's "Double Sextet" with Eighth Blackbird mixing it up with first-chair SF Symphony players.
The San Francisco Symphony's opening concerts of the season, after their Gala opening last Wednesday, were a very odd mixture of the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Steve Reich. The three composers all share the d...
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City Hall was red, white and blue on Saturday night, and we were all wondering if it was related to"Andrea Chenier," the SF Opera's opening night opera on Friday which takes place during the French revolution, or if it was a flag-waving commemoration of the 9/11 disaster 15 years ago.
San Francisco City Hall was lit up red, white and blue on Saturday night, and there was plenty of discussion and confusion among Van Ness Avenue pedestrians about what the color scheme might mean. Since city government, with ...
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Saturday Civic Center Security Standoff
At the corner of McAllister and Van Ness on Saturday around noon, we noticed yellow caution tape across McAllister Street and scores of police, fire and other security vehicles. As we jumped onto a Muni bus to Russian Hill for lunch, I guessed it was one of...
At the corner of McAllister and Van Ness on Saturday around noon, we noticed yellow caution tape across McAllister Street and scores of police, fire and other security vehicles. As we jumped onto a Muni bus to Russian Hill fo...
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Dream of The Red Chamber
Composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber is my favorite world premiere at the San Francisco Opera since John Adams' Doctor Atomic in 2005. Like the Adams opera, Dream of the Red Chamber will probably spend most of its life on the fringe of the opera...
Composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber is my favorite world premiere at the San Francisco Opera since John Adams' Doctor Atomic in 2005. Like the Adams opera, Dream of the Red Chamber will probably spend most of its...
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Mozart and Glass at New Century
The New Century Chamber Orchestra opened their 25th anniversary season with unusually attractive programming last week. The program started with a rediscovered (in 1962) Webern string quartet piece, Langsamer Satz , that was orchestrated for string ensemble...
The New Century Chamber Orchestra opened their 25th anniversary season with unusually attractive programming last week. The program started with a rediscovered (in 1962) Webern string quartet piece, Langsamer Satz, that was o...
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Soltron at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is an annual May through October free concert series held on the lawn above the Moscone Convention Center between Howard and Mission near 3rd Street. I always forget about the performances because I tend not to go downtown u...
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is an annual May through October free concert series held on the lawn above the Moscone Convention Center between Howard and Mission near 3rd Street. I always forget about the performances be...
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Copland and Reich at the SF Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony's opening concerts of the season, after their Gala opening last Wednesday, were a very odd mixture of the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Steve Reich. The three composers all share the distinction of being Jewish New Y...
The San Francisco Symphony's opening concerts of the season, after their Gala opening last Wednesday, were a very odd mixture of the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Steve Reich. The three composers all share the d...
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Red, White and Blue 9/11
San Francisco City Hall was lit up red, white and blue on Saturday night, and there was plenty of discussion and confusion among Van Ness Avenue pedestrians about what the color scheme might mean. Since city government, with their millions of dollars worth ...
San Francisco City Hall was lit up red, white and blue on Saturday night, and there was plenty of discussion and confusion among Van Ness Avenue pedestrians about what the color scheme might mean. Since city government, with ...
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