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The Heaven Ladder & other works for piano by Terry Riley; Gloria Cheng & Terry Riley

Grammy Award winning pianist Gloria Cheng teams up with the father of minimalism, Terry Riley, for a recital of Riley’s music. Gloria Cheng has a decades long relationship with Terry Riley’s music. In 1995 she gave the west coast premiere of his masterpiece, The Heaven Ladder, Book VII, and made the world premiere recording shortly […]

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Other Elephants in the SF Chronicle

Leah Garchik wrote about tonight’s Music From Other Minds program in today’s Chronicle. The program features music by the THAI ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (a retirement home for senior pachyderms) in Lampang, Northern Thailand. You can catch it tonight at 11pm on 91.7 KALW San Francisco or listen to it on Monday here. Host: […]

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Portrait of Robert Hughes at 85

The September issue of the San Francisco AFM Local 6 Newsletter honors the music career of Robert Hughes. “Bob Hughes is a bassoonist, composer, conductor, and scholar. Over the years he performed in all the Civic Center orchestras (particularly the opera and ballet),was a tenured player in the Oakland Symphony/East Bay Symphony for nearly 40 […]

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Hyperchromatica Reviewed

OM’s latest recording, Kyle Gann’s Hyperchromatica, receives an excellent review in Theater Jones, May 2018: “…music based on intervals other than those you can get from the 12 equally-spaced notes on the piano needn’t be problematic. It could even be beautiful… Gann’s Hyperchromatica may be as close to divine as we get.” Hyperchromatica is a mammoth […]

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Putting Things In Context

San Francisco Classical Voice Reviews “The History Channel” Joe Cadagin speaks about how his childhood fear that everyone around him would start speaking a language that he couldn’t understand came true at OM 23’s presentation of “The History Channel” on Wednesday April 16th. Wednesday’s concert featured experimental pieces from the early 20th century, providing a […]

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