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Calendar, Night&Day Take the High Road to 2012

Take the High Road to 2012

The dawning of a new year signifies renewed promise. Yet too often, our self-indulgent, self-centered ways seize this opportunity to focus on our faults: We’re too fat, too lazy, too complacent. So tormented are we by our expectations that the…
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Calendar, Night&Day It'll Be Just Like <i>Glee</i>

It'll Be Just Like Glee

Brahms' Requiem isn't something you can catch on the radio while you're driving around and just sing along with, really belting it out since no one can hear you. ABBA, sure. Brahms, no. The San Francisco City Chorus, however, offers…
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Calendar, Night&Day We Salute You

We Salute You

If you’ve ever wondered what Poulenc’s organ concerto might sound like parsed through metal guitar riffs, spiraling synths, and hard rock drums, Davies After Hours is the place to find out. Last month, the S.F. Symphony launched a monthly series…
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Music, Classical music&#146;s no-frills Mission digs

Classical music’s no-frills Mission digs

Armed with stringed instruments and intense training from the likes of Juilliard and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Classical Revolution is on a mission to change the way classical music is perceived and performed in this city. Conceived in…
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News, Feature

The Lowdown

Though historically a time for pensiveness, this year's busy fall schedule offers little time for rest or reflection. The San Francisco Opera drives the point home by starting its season with two rousing grand operas: the Old Testament bacchanal of…
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Music, Reviewed Neo Camerata

Neo Camerata

Like the Kronos Quartet, Neo Camerata is a Bay Area- based chamber music ensemble ("small group," in rock lingo). And like Kronos, NC presents itself not in formal duds, but as a well-dressed hipster one might see on a Saturday…
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Music, Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau

For most people, solo piano music has more of a classical connotation than a jazz one; not surprisingly, jazz pianists from Bill Evans on did their earliest training in classical music. Likewise, New York-based impresario Brad Mehldau spent considerable time…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Every now and again some cud-chewing Hollywood exec decides it's time to release yet another movie about a big mountain and the adventure-seeking, one-dimensional characters who endeavor to conquer it. Those brave souls who crave more than a molehill might…
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