Preview of Music@Menlo

Summer nights filled with music There is very little more soothing to the heart and mind than filling soft summer nights with music. And there is little more appealing music than chamber music, with its kaleidoscopic variety and...

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Festival del Sole in Napa

Fifth Season—a return of top names and luminous moments This July Napa Valley was again abuzz with visits by the famed and fortunate as the Festival del Sole filled...

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‘Foresight’ at Southside Theater

Fantasies for the Information Age Southside Theater is a tiny black box theater in Building D of Fort Mason, just across the hall from the Magic Theater, another favorite venue the Bay Area’s up-and-coming playwrights and...

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Contemporary Electronics on Capp St.

High energy—and voltage—in SFSound concert The musician/composers of SFSound chose a program for their July 16 concert that probed the interaction between solo instruments and electronics. Introduced and organized by...

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Mendocino Music Festival

  Camelot on the North Coast The Mendocino Music Festival opened its doors—or rather, pinned back its tent flaps—on Saturday, July 10, for the 24th season of music-making on the headlands of the picturesque village of Mendocino....

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‘Madama Butterfly’ at Festival Opera

It’s clear from the opening scene of ‘Madama Butterfly’ what the story’s conclusion will be. Even if one doesn’t know the opera, Pinkerton’s cavalier and unabashed sexual exploitation of the delicate...

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