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  • California Symphony Orchestra
    The California Symphony has treated the tunefully inclined to artful performances of both new music and classical classics for nearly a quarter of a century. Audiences for the March 6 concert, "In the Spotlight," will witness the skilled batonery of guest conductor George Cleve as he leads the world-premiere performance of Bay Area composer Cindy Cox's most recent work. With a unique voice noted for its tunings, harmonies, and textural colorations, Cox's piece will showcase regional orchestral musicians, such as flutist Monica Daniel-Barker, clarinetist Jerome Simas, and violist Marcel Gemperli. The evening will also include selections from Chaminade's Flute Concertino, Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, and Dvořák's Symphony no. 7, generally considered the luckiest of all Dvořák's symphonies.
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    1475 North Broadway
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theatre
    The California Symphony has treated the tunefully inclined to artful performances of both new music and classical classics for nearly a quarter of a century. Audiences for the March 6 concert, "In the Spotlight," will witness the skilled batonery of guest conductor George Cleve as he leads the world-premiere performance of Bay Area composer Cindy Cox's most recent work. With a unique voice noted for its tunings, harmonies, and textural colorations, Cox's piece will showcase regional orchestral musicians, such as flutist Monica Daniel-Barker, clarinetist Jerome Simas, and violist Marcel Gemperli. The evening will also include selections from Chaminade's Flute Concertino, Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, and Dvořák's Symphony no. 7, generally considered the luckiest of all Dvořák's symphonies.
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    1601 Civic Dr
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • Berkeley Symphony
    1969: British maestro Adrian Boult's prot?g? Thomas Rarick debuts the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra?which, in true '60s spirit, performs wearing casual clothes in unconventional settings while being conducted entirely by good vibes. 1978: Kent Nagano takes the reins as music director, heralding such changes as programming focusing on rarely heard 20th-century scores, a switch to formal attire, and a name change. 1984: The orchestra joins forces with Frank Zappa for a critically acclaimed concert featuring elaborate stage sets and life-size puppets. 2003: The orchestra gets a comfortable pullout sofa and therefore its first composer-in-residence: Naomi Sekiya, whose Sinfonia delle Ombre for two guitars and orchestra debuts later that year. 2009: Joana Carneiro becomes the third music director in the orchestra's 40-year history, forging relationships with prominent Bay Area composers such as John Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Paul Dresher.
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    101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Davies Symphony Hall
    Davis Symphony Hall is home to the San Francisco Symphony. The symphony was created after the earthquake and fire of 1906 as part of an effort by local leaders to create some high art in the city known for its music and nightlife. The San Francisco Symphony has been awarded worldwide in Japan, France and Britain, and has won over 10 Grammies. Some of the world's best conductors, such as Leonard Bernstein, Bruno Walter and Sir Gorge Solti, have conducted the symphony from its famous podium The symphony also strives to bring music into classrooms of all ages in the San Francisco unified school district.
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    201 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Davies Symphony Hall
    Constructed in 1934 in the Spanish-mission style, the San Jose Civic has played host to a star-studded lineup of performers—including The Who, who kicked off its first U.S. tour on the Civic's venerable stage. The building's elegant, dual-level exterior and softy lit tower recall bygone days of conquistadors, and the remodeled auditorium's armrests and cup holders keep chalices of gold comfortably upright.
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    201 Van Ness Ave.
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Viva La Musica
    Viva la Musica!’s eclectic assembly of volunteer singers flawlessly fuses the choral-orchestral genre with folk songs, gospel, and multicultural numbers. This December, the troupe celebrates its 11th annual holiday concert, reaching deep into its repertoire to dazzle listeners with an aural collage more inspirational than a self-help book penned by a state bird. Director Shulamit Hoffmann leads the spirited squad of singers who, backed by a brass ensemble, traverse musical history, covering hymns from 16th-century Venetian antiphonies all the way up to modern-day genres such as contemporary American jazz. At 3:30 p.m. before the concert starts, Hoffmann will discuss details and historic information on the show's works and musical notes at no additional charge. Adding to the festive airs and flocks of gift-wrapped quarter notes, the performance will also include a rendition of John Rutter’s fiery anthem, Gloria. St. Peter's has free parking.
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    700 Promontory Point Ln
    Foster City, CA US
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