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Music, Hear This Kronos Quartet: Show Preview

Kronos Quartet: Show Preview

For an ensemble made up of only four people, the San Francisco chamber group Kronos Quartet seems to have a foot in just about every aspect of the Bay Area music scene: Whether re-interpreting "Purple Haze" or "Marquee Moon," collaborating…
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Culture, Art Songs of Ourselves: An Attorney Sings Walt Whitman Poems to Chronicle the History of Queer Community

Songs of Ourselves: An Attorney Sings Walt Whitman Poems to Chronicle the History of Queer Community

The rainbow flag billowing in the wind at the intersection of Market and Castro streets can be spotted from Daniel Redman's home in the Castro District. Facing toward the window, Redman closes his eyes, lifts his head, and erupts into…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Miss the Train

Don't Miss the Train

Famed for setting complex and unlikely texts to music, Pulitzer-winning composer Dominick Argento has plumbed the depths of Virginia Woolf's diary, and combined Chekhov's one act On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco with passages from the Audubon's Birds of…
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Music, Classical music’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 World on a String

The World on a String

A strange transformation happens to David Southorn just after he puts his violin under his chin and just before he begins to play. Without the instrument, the slight, fair-haired 20-year-old student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music seems like…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

The Land Deeds They Are A-Changin' On March 27, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will make a public announcement that will likely lay out its plans to purchase the spacious International Center at 50 Oak St. Michael Ward, one…
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