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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Cage's <i>Renga</i> Brought Thoreau to Life

John Cage's Renga Brought Thoreau to Life

There’s a popular complaint among people who feel like they don’t understand contemporary art, and that is the idea that because a piece might not look technically demanding, it doesn't hold the same merit of its meticulously planned counterparts.…
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Music, All Shook Down Elvis Costello, Lars Ulrich, Phil Lesh, Boz Scaggs, and Yo-Yo Ma Played Michael Tilson Thomas' Birthday Party Last Night

Elvis Costello, Lars Ulrich, Phil Lesh, Boz Scaggs, and Yo-Yo Ma Played Michael Tilson Thomas' Birthday Party Last Night

In the current issue of SF Weekly, we brought you an interview with Elvis Costello, who will join the San Francisco Symphony starting tonight for a three-performance run of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) at Davies Symphony Hall.…
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Music, All Shook Down San Francisco Symphony Debuts Alternative Performance Venue: SoundBox

San Francisco Symphony Debuts Alternative Performance Venue: SoundBox

In a city where sleek buildings run aplenty, it can be hard to think that a new music/bar/performance space could stand out among the competition. But it does. The San Francisco Symphony is set to open SoundBox, its own…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/11/12: S.F. Symphony Looks Back at the City's Colorful Past in 'Barbary Coast'

Live Review, 5/11/12: S.F. Symphony Looks Back at the City's Colorful Past in 'Barbary Coast'

San Francisco Symphony: Barbary Coast and Beyond Friday, May 11, 2012 Davies Symphony Hall Better than: Your grandparents' (but maybe not your great-great grandparents') symphony. When you hear there are gonna be banjo pickers and fiddlers on the stage,…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Fong-Torres Meets Radio Valencia, Magic Bullets, the 19-Year-Old Designing Bj&ouml;rk's New Project, and More

Music Links: Fong-Torres Meets Radio Valencia, Magic Bullets, the 19-Year-Old Designing Björk's New Project, and More

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News, The Snitch Symphony Charges S.F. Library  $480 Yearly, Despite $2.6M Annual Taxpayer Subsidy

Symphony Charges S.F. Library $480 Yearly, Despite $2.6M Annual Taxpayer Subsidy

Thanks for placing your overdue-book fines in my pocket​The San Francisco Symphony will receive $2.6 million in taxpayer subsidies during the current fiscal year. Nonetheless, it charges the San Francisco Public Library an additional $480 per year for dropping off…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

More "Drama" Life's not a (North) beach: In regards to John Geluardi's article, "Drama Mia" : To be clear, this section of North Beach is a disgrace. There is drug dealing, pimping (even pimping of homeless women!), and constant…
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News, Matt Smith Business Conductor

Business Conductor

These are trying economic times — unless you're Michael Tilson Thomas, the baton-waving tycoon at the head of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He is one of a troika of symphony honchos who, when you include money allocated to agents…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Free Symphony

In a couple of weeks’ time, the San Francisco Symphony and maestro Michael Tilson Thomas will embark upon their eighth European tour together. Joined throughout the journey by soprano Deborah Voigt, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and violinist Julia Fischer, the orchestra’s…
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Dining, Eat Not Really a Deli

Not Really a Deli

Being a fan of George Gershwin (and American popular song in general), Broadway, Yiddish theater, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Michael Tilson Thomas, I couldn't resist the San Francisco Symphony's summer festival, Of Thee I Sing: Yiddish Theater, Broadway, and…
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