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Local Classical

San Francisco Symphony Rehearses Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible

October 31, 2012

The San Francisco Symphony rehearses on October 17, 2012 with Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski leading the Orchestra, soloists Elena Zaremba and Andrey Breus, and the SFS Chorus in Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible. These rehearsals and performances were the North American premiere of a recently discovered arrangement by Levon Atovmyan. You can learn more at SFGate and SFCV.

 

Tags: Andrey Breus, arrangement, choral, chorus, Classical, Davies Symphony Hall, Elena Zaremba, ivan the terrible, Levon Atovmyan, Live, music, Prokofiev, Ragnar Bohlin, rehearsal, San Francisco Symphony, San-Francisco, sfs, Vladimir Jurowski

 

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Fifth Annual Switchboard Music Festival

May 12, 2012

Photographs from the fifth annual Switchboard Music Festival on Sunday, April 1 at the Brava Theater in San Francisco.

MUSICIANS
Danny Holt
The Living Earth Show*
Nonsemble 6 & Grains*
Jeff Anderle*
Dominique Leone’s “Les Noces”*
Dan Cantrell*
Ramon & Jessica*
Cornelius Boots & Friends*
Beep
Mercury Falls
SFCM Guitar Ensemble
The Hurd Ensemble
Volti
Faun Fables

* Featured in images below.

 

Tags: brava, Classical, cornelious boots, Dan Cantrell, Danny Holt, Dominique Leone, festival, Flute, grains, japanese, Jazz, jeff-anderle, jonathan russell, Les Noces, Live, mission, music, new-music, Nonsemble 6, Ramon & Jessica, ryan brown, San-Francisco, switchboard, The Living Earth Show, theater, theatre

 

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SF Performances Presents Joshua Roman and Andrius Zlabys Live at CMC and SFCM

April 14, 2012

SF Performances presented Joshua Roman on cello and Andrius Zlabys on piano for two live performances in San Francisco in January. They played an abbreviated program of Debussy, Piazzolla, Visconti, and Brahms during a free concert at the Community Music Center on January 27th, 2012 and then played their full program in the Concert Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music two days later.


 

Tags: Andrius Zlabys, cello, Classical, conservatory-of-music, joshua roman, new-music, piano, San-Francisco, sf performances, SFCM

 

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Sqwonk Live at Old First Church

February 12, 2012

Jonathan Russell and Jeff Anderle of the bass clarinet duo Sqwonk perform with pianist Eric Zivian as part of the Old First Church Concerts series in San Francisco on January 27, 2012.

Program
1. Sojourn of the Face [Cornelius Boots]
2. Undo [Ken Thomson]
3. Bass Clarinet Double Concerto [Jonathan Russell]

 

Tags: Bass-Clarinet, BayTaper, chamber music, Classical, concerto, double, jeff-anderle, jonathan russell, Live-Music, new-music, old-first-church, piano, San-Francisco, sojourn of the face, sqwonk, undo

 

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Jazz Mafia Symphony No. 2 World Premiere at Stern Grove

July 23, 2011

Photographs and audio samples from the debut of the Jazz Mafia Symphony No. 2 “Emperor Norton Suite” (along with other selections) live at the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on June 26, 2011.

What an incredible free outdoor show this was! What’s not to like about so many talented local musicians coming together on such a beautiful day at such a fantastic venue? This is why I live in San Francisco, good times all around!

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Tags: 2, Adam-Theis, Anthony Blea, Brass, Chali 2na, Chris-McGee, Doug Rowan, Dublin, Eric-Garland, evan-francis, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Jazz-Mafia, Jeanne Geiger, Jeanne Gieger, Joe-Bagale, Jon Monahan, Live-Music, Mike-Olmos, no, orchestra, Pat-Korte, pdub, rap, Rita Thies, San-Francisco, Stern Grove, Symphony

 

Categories: Local Classical, Local Funk, Local Hip Hop, Local Jazz, Photos, Recordings

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Annual Switchboard Music Festival Live at Brava Theater

April 10, 2011

The Switchboard Music Festival was founded by local (or formerly local) composers and performers Jeff Anderle, Ryan Brown, and Jonathan Russell with the goal of presenting an epic eight-hour, non-stop music marathon featuring composers and musicians who push the boundaries of their respective genres. No other Bay Area music festival or concert series offers such an eclectic, genre-crossing, convention-breaking, bastardizing group of experimentalists, innovators, and musical omnivores in a single event.

Although I wasn’t able to personally stay for the entire eight hours, I did manage to hang out and document about four hours of live music and behind the scenes action at Brava Theater in the Mission, which was the stretch of the day’s program that included Telepathy, The Genie, Wiener Kids, Erik Jekabson and the Bay Area Composers Big Band, and sound artist Loren Chasse who created a work specifically for the unique environment of the Brava Theater.

 

Tags: bay area composers, BayTaper, Big-Band, brava, Classical, Erik-Jekabson, festival, genie, Jazz, jeff-anderle, jonathan russell, Live, loren chasse, mission, music, new-music, ryan brown, San-Francisco, switchboard, telepathy, theater, wiener kids

 

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