Author Archives: Michael

Coming Up: Dutoit Conducts Poulenc and Berlioz

We have a great program coming up with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus! Maestro Charles Dutoit will be conducting two wonderful French choral works: Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Berlioz’s Te Deum. Continue reading

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MusicXML Meeting at NAMM 2013

MakeMusic is pleased to be hosting the first-ever MusicXML community meeting at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The meeting will be held on Friday, January 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Anaheim Hilton. Continue reading

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MusicXML at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

I was delighted to learn from Gavan Reilly about MusicXML’s use at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition underway in Dublin, Ireland. At Stand 4207, student Mary Spillane is presenting her work on “Investigating methods of automatically classifying sheet music according to difficulty.” Continue reading

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Peter Sellars’ Ritualization of the St. Matthew Passion

This is an absolutely stunning, deeply profound performance. If you are a fan of Bach, or of Peter Sellars work, you simply must see and hear this. Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen in Oakland

Thirty-four years ago, I went to see my first Bruce Springsteen show. That date remains the best rock concert I’ve even been to. But wow, Bruce’s concert last night in Oakland sure comes close. Continue reading

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Adorno Monument in Frankfurt

Alex Ross’s recent blog post on the Adorno Monument reminded me that I hadn’t posted my own picture of this remarkable artwork. It’s on the Theodor W. Adorno-Platz in Frankfurt, a few blocks from the Messe. Continue reading

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A Chorister’s Preview of SFS Season 101

I’m looking forward to our first San Francisco Symphony Chorus rehearsal on Tuesday with our director Ragnar Bohlin. The Symphony’s 101st season offers a different set of delights for the singers from last year’s landmark centennial season. Continue reading

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Dolet MusicXML Updates, Sibelius Upheaval

On Tuesday, MakeMusic released the latest updates to the Dolet MusicXML plug-ins for Finale and Sibelius. On the same day, Avid was shutting down Sibelius’s development office in London. Continue reading

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