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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – June 2012 Archive

Friday, June 1 The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX) is going to be kicking off a weeklong series of concerts, activities and events, beginning Sunday, and all having to do with Early Music. In...
6/30/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – May 2012 Archive

Tuesday, May 1 Pianist Lara Downes brings the set called 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg to the Old First Concerts Series this Friday: thirteen contemporary composers revisiting and re-imagining their own responses...
5/31/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – April 2012 Archive

Monday, April 2 The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus gave a recent concert of the music of composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, which featured a late addition to the program: a new work called...
4/30/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – March 2012 Archive

Thursday, March 1 The New Century Chamber Orchestra is presenting four concerts beginning tonight with a pair of concertos for mandolins on the program: one by Vivaldi, with soloist Caterina Lichtenberg, and one composed and...
3/31/2012

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The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – February 2012 Archive

Wednesday, February 1 After decades of persistent research, UC Berkeley musicologist Davitt Moroney found a manuscript in the National Library in Paris that had...
2/28/2012

The State of the Arts

The State of the Arts – January 2012 Archive

Tuesday, January 3 16-year-old local pianist Hugo Kitano had a chance to take part in the NPR radio show "From the Top" with a...
1/31/2012

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The State of the Arts – December 2011 Archive

Thursday, December 1 This month Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is going to be putting on two masterworks by Bach and Handel (first the Mass in...
12/31/2011

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The State of the Arts – October-November 2011 Archive

Monday, October 31 The melody of a Gregorian chant tune has been used by composers to frighten listeners for centuries: it’s the Dies Irae,...
11/30/2011