SF Music Day: eight hours of great chamber music

A surfeit of riches The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music hosted their annual extravaganza this past Sunday, Sept. 25, showcasing 35 different groups on four stages at the War Memorial Veterans Building. Running from noon until 8:00 p.m., this year’s free event delivered a good look at the variety of top Bay Area talent, and also focused on the history of the quartet form. ...

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Smuin’s Dance Series 01

  Song to the body beautiful Providing a sweetly diverse program of short works, Smuin presented their Dance Series 01 at the Lesher Center for the Arts this past weekend....

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New Century opens their 2016 season

Vivid colors in Marin… The New Century Chamber Orchestra opened their 25th season with a lively program in four concerts around the Bay Area. I heard them in Marin on Sunday, Sept. 18, and it was a study in coloration. This ensemble of twenty strings, led by virtuoso violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg for the past nine years, will be shopping for a new Artistic Director this year. But in the meantime they are celebrating one last year of flings together, and...

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