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Vocal lovers have a lot to be excited about this year. True, some presenters have scaled back a bit. But with the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University more than picking up the slack, and several other organizations presenting major artists, there will be plenty of excitement in the Bay Area.

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Here's to not slowing down at age 72!

"When I started singing as a tenor, I sang with sopranos who could have been my grandmother... and now I am singing with singers who could be my granddaughters. I am amazed and surprised that I am still singing, and I hope to continue for a little bit." - Plácido Domingo

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The man-of-many-voices Bobby McFerrin reflects on his career start in the Bay Area, his musical legacy from his parents, and his recent innovative CDs. 

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The increasingly bitter 18-day-old strike by musicians of the San Francisco Symphony came to a sudden and welcome end Easter Sunday afternoon with the announcement of a tentative contract agreement.

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It may be a coincidence that Weill Hall, Bing Hall, and Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ all opened within a few months of each other. But their combined impact is going to be huge in the Bay Area. Experts weigh in on the live experience of these venues: What’s your opinion?

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Announcing our first annual Music Educator Award! Open to K-college music teachers nationwide. 

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In its centenary year, everyone will talk about The Rite of Spring as music. Maybe we should make time to talk about its more dangerous and electrifying aspect — the dancing.

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The much-loved children’s book The Secret Garden becomes a modern and accessible opera, premiering in Berkeley in March.

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"It just may be time to give up on one of the most exhausted, long-lived cliches about classical music: that it is 'high' art, uniquely deserving respect and support for its greatness. Otherwise, we risk smothering the thing we love and missing avenues to pull it out of its financial doldrums." What do you think?

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Widely recorded and always giving recitals, the Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri talks about her love of contemporary music and jazz, and how music lives in in her finger-memory.
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