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San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Ushers in the Spring With Passion

Jason Mannino | Posted 04.07.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

The show presented a selection of extraordinary new works, taking audiences on a voyage across three centuries, and sharing stories of passion as only music can express.

A Conversation With Pianist Hélène Grimaud -- At Davies Symphony Hall, 2/15-16

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

It's all about energy, reflection, harmonic complexity, and eye-popping beauty. This sequence of events, the synchronicity of it all -- the time, the place, and the artist -- is a wondrous thing.

In Conversation With Debby Boone - Coming to Davies Hall

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.02.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

"I have compassion for both sides -- people coming into the future and starting to get it. It's not about good and bad people. It's just about continuing to tell the truth and the truth will do the work."

A Fabulous Debut at Davies Symphony Hall for Natalie Dessay

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Natalie Dessay's musicianship is sublime. It is her commitment to the text -- and thus, to the heart and soul of the character she communicates -- that stimulates and mobilizes her vocal delivery.

A Conversation With Organist Paul Jacobs -- This Week at Davies Hall

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.15.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Bay Area fans of organ concerts feel a sense of celebration whenever Paul Jacobs is in town. The best of The Best is back. This coming Sunday afternoon at Davies Symphony Hall, Mr. Jacobs will be working the magnificent Ruffatti organ.

Pianist András Schiff on the 'Bach Project in North America'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

On Sunday, world renowned pianist András Schiff returns to San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall to play Book II of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.

How To Love The Pipe Organ

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

The pipe organ has always been an evolving beast, a breathing mechanical thing that has only gotten smarter with time. Once again it emerges as "The King of Instruments," and Christopher Houlihan is its youngest and most promising interpreter.