Category Archives: Music

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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Chorus Stage Time: Turandot vs. Der Freischütz

Turnadot is indeed twice as big as a standard chorus opera part. No wonder we’re so tired but happy afterwards: “Nessun dorma” indeed! Continue reading

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Coming Up: Turandot

It’s less than 24 hours until Turandot opens at West Bay Opera. Turandot is Puccini’s last and grandest opera. To get the chance to perform it as part of a volunteer chorus may well be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading

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Coming Up: El Niño

When it comes to Christmas oratorios, my favorite is John Adams’ masterpiece El Niño. I am incredibly thrilled to be singing with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in our performances of El Niño on December 2, 3, and 4, conducted by John Adams himself.
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La Forza del West Bay

The reviews are in from the first weekend of Verdi’s La forza del destino at West Bay Opera, and they are raves indeed. There’s one more weekend to see this remarkable production – and to hear me sing 18 measures in the Act II offstage pilgrim’s chorus. Continue reading

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MIT’s Lipchitz Courtyard – Then and Now

MIT’s Lipchitz Courtyard in Building 14 had some work done on it recently with replantings and new patio umbrellas. At least for one spring weekend in 1987, it became a theatrical venue when MIT students put on a production of Hair. Continue reading

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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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