Category Archives: Music

Coming Up: Debussy

If you’re in San Francisco this weekend and love Debussy, you really should try to get to see and hear our production of Le martyre de Saint Sébastien at the San Francisco Symphony. We’re doing the full incidental music in a semi-staged production. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Brahms and Schütz

Tonight begins our four-concert run of Brahms’ A German Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. The program opens with the Chorus singing one of Heinrich Schütz’s a cappella six-part motets, Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock, conducted by Ragnar Bohlin. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Verdi Requiem

When you work on music notation software for a living and you sing in choruses, the two tend to intersect. The Verdi Requiem turns out to be one of music notation’s record holders. Continue reading

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Heart of a Soldier

I attended Sunday’s performance of the new Christopher Theofanidis opera Heart of a Soldier in its premiere run at San Francisco Opera, and found it to be a very moving and powerful piece. Continue reading

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A Chorister’s Preview of the SFS Centennial

The centennial season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun! What does that mean for the SFS Chorus? Continue reading

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Mahler 2 Reviews

It’s good to see how much people enjoyed the San Francisco Symphony performances of Mahler’s 2nd last weekend, especially with all the raves about the chorus as well as the orchestra. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Mahler, Duruflé, Beethoven

I have three exciting concerts coming up with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in the next few weeks, all of which we have been rehearsing simultaneously. Continue reading

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Digital Sheet Music Panel at SF MusicTech Summit #8

On Monday, May 9 there will be a special event at the 8th SF MusicTech Summit in San Francisco. I will be participating in SF MusicTech’s first-ever panel discussion on digital sheet music and music notation. Continue reading

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