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“The Pressure” is on at the SF Chronicle

Check out Leah Garchik’s SF Chronicle write up about Brian Baumbusch’s new “horroratorio” The Pressure. The Pressure is a tale of gothic horror told in music, harking back to world of German expressionist silent film­­–a story straight from the Twilight Zone. A snake oil peddler comes to town – a town suffering from painful barometric pressure […]

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Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies, piano duo

Duo pianists Maki Namakawa and Dennis Russell Davies present an evening of works for two pianos by Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Maki Namekawa and conductor Dennis Russell Davies (backstage husband and wife) have been performing as a piano duo since 2003. In addition to regular appearances at the Piano Festival Ruhr in Germany, Ars Electronica Linz, […]

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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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