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Gergiev in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

It was not without irony that Russian maestro Valery Gergiev was conducting Russian classics by Sergei Prokofiev and Dimitri Shostakovich for his two concert evenings in front of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Joffrey Ballet Soars in Ambitious Triple Bill: Stories in Motion

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The Joffrey Ballet's extraordinary mixed bill, Stories in Motion, exploded onstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago this past weekend: three ballets that trace a timeline of the infiltration of Modernism in ballet.

A Conversation With Pianist Roman Rabinovich

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.11.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Pianist Roman Rabinovich is currently on a cross-country tour with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. It is the orchestra's first appearance in the United States and is being led by its Principal Guest Conductor, Boguslaw Dawidow.

Practical Magic: San Francisco Ballet's Beyond-Charming Cinderella

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Since I couldn't help raving on about the concept and the visuals, can we just agree that the dancers performed wonderfully, as always? Here, that would include the three ballet students who danced Young Cinderella, Young Prince, and his best buddy (who, in another nice touch, later hooks up with one of the stepsisters).

Zuill Bailey Triumphs in New Recording of Benjamin Britten's Cello Symphony and Sonata

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Composer Benjamin Britten's 2013 centenary sparked performances of his many-varied works around the globe. His catalogue of operas, orchestral and chamber works, song cycles and more were programmed everywhere, some of the material being tagged as rare or seldom performed.

A Conversation with Lucas Meachem -- San Francisco Opera's Barber of Seville

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Conducted by Giuseppe Finzi and directed by Emilio Sagi, the production is a fine blend of Commedia dell'Arte Lite and drawing room humor played outside.

San Francisco Spares No Expense on a 21st Century Cinderella

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

They're still sweeping up the glitter on the streets of San Francisco.

Pablo Heras-Casado Leads SF Symphony in West Coast Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's EXPO

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to San Francisco Symphony this week for four performances beginning Feb. 14 through Feb. 17. The program begins with the West Coast premiere of Magnus Lindberg's EXPO, a piece that was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic.

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.