Author Archives: Michael

Cabrillo 2010 Wrapup

The 2010 edition of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is wrapping up tonight. Led by the brilliant music director Marin Alsop, this is always a highlight of the Northern Californian summer. This year proved no exception. Continue reading

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The Amazing Sasha Cooke

I was thinking the Barber and Bolcom were pretty sure to be outstanding, but I was skeptical about the spirituals. Those were what opened her part of the program, and they were incredible. Continue reading

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Dolet 5.4 Update for Finale 2011

Recordare has released its version 5.4 maintenance update for the Dolet 5 for Finale plug-in. The major new features is adding support for Finale 2011. In addition, we have updated our MusicXML sample files to reflect the latest software. Continue reading

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Dolet 5.3 Updates Now Available

Recordare has released version 5.3 maintenance updates for both the Dolet 5 for Sibelius and Dolet 5 for Finale plug-ins. Version 5.3 of Dolet for Sibelius improves export of lyrics created by importing a MIDI or PhotoScore file into Sibelius. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Ravel and Bernstein at San Francisco Symphony

Next week will be my last set of concerts with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for this season. We will be singing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chlo√©. Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct. Continue reading

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MIT’s Third Annual Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert

MIT will be hosting its 3rd annual Herb Pomeroy Memorial Concert this Saturday, May 8 at Kresge Auditorium at 8:00 pm. The concert will include the Festival Jazz Ensemble playing several of the Ellington works most closely associated with Herb and his band. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Swedish Choral Music at San Francisco Symphony

This year’s concert features a lot of music that is new to most people in both the chorus and the audience. The first half is a selection of Swedish music by Fredrik Sixten, Ludvig Norman, Ingvar Lidholm, Sven-Eric Johanson, and Lars Edlund. Continue reading

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Dolet 5.2 Updates Now Available

Recordare’s Dolet plug-ins for Sibelius and Finale improve on the MusicXML support provided by these music notation editors. Dolet 5 for Sibelius lets you export MusicXML files from Sibelius. Sibelius will import MusicXML files out of the box, but it … Continue reading

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