An ancient sound
Kitka, which started out as an informal group accompanying the dance company Westwind, has traveled many paths since 1979 as both a musical ensemble...
Experimental opera alive and well in Berkeley
Artistic director Harriet March Page and composer Mark Alburger have...
The wonders of Spring
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring has often been named one of the musical works that
defined and separated the Romantic era of the 19th century from the Modernist era of the 20th century. Certainly it transformed classical dance as it was known in Europe at the time, and since then almost every noted choreographer of the 20th century—from Nijinsky to Béjart, from Kenneth...
The Bay Area may be foggy, but the nights will sizzle this summer in a slew of festivals, ranging from Bach favorites to hot-off-the-press premieres. Here is a selection of some popular favorites.
Garden of Memory
June 21 from 5:00 – 9:00 at...
Invoking the Elemental
There were times when I felt as if we were sitting in a movie theater, everyone’s vision directed toward large images splashed across the scrim at...
The golden voices of the Golden West
Although they are the musical backbone and background of most of the productions at the San Francisco Opera, the opera chorus seldom has the...