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Tenor Simon O'Neill on 'Das Lied von der Erde' - At SF Symphony, 4/6-11

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.05.2017 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

This week, Wednesday through Sunday, tenor Simon O'Neill and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke join Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Gu...

Swept Away

George Heymont | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

What do you learn when you experience something for the first time and feel like you've been launched out of your seat on a rocket? Those are moments to be treasured. Late in 2015 (a year filled with artistic highs), two performances sent me through the ceiling when I least expected it.

Not Since Nineveh

George Heymont | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The closing night attraction of the 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a screening of 1925's Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ starring Ramon Navarro as Judah Ben-Hur.

Bare-Handed Miracles (Pt 1 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Steve Robertson

At the age of 8 I was given a vision. At the time, the message came across in a time-stood-still-moment, an inner knowing. Though it seemed the mission was special, I suspect that all of us, at one time or another, are similarly awakened to know why we are here and what our unique life purpose is.

Myles Thatcher -- Profile of an Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Myles Thatcher's skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke: Unmasked at SF Symphony's Masquerade Ball

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

I would run into people in my neighborhood, colleagues, singers who - when you mention Mary Magdalene - have a very strong reaction or an immediate idea.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene: A Feast for Ears, Eyes and Mind From San Francisco Opera

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I've come away excited after many memorable evenings with San Francisco Opera, but perhaps not quite so much -- and certainly not in the same way -- as I did after seeing the world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, with music and libretto by Mark Adamo.

Caroline Goulding Makes Magic at Young Concert Artists 50th Anniversary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

Self assured, poised, and performing with a wide range of emotional energy and intensity, 18-year old Caroline Goulding's debut performance at Merkin ...