As we told you yesterday, roughly 100 of the SF Symphony musicians went on strike in protest of a prolonged wage battle with their management. The musicians, who canceled today's performance, are demanding a raise, citing the astronomical rent in San Francisco and real concerns that the local talent ... More >>
Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause.
On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
Having harangued the rap establishment to an extent that he could no longer be ignored or dismissed, Lil B is moving on to new territories. The next genre ripe for his ad-libbed, self-obsessed, endlessly positive brand of inquisition? Why, classical music, of course.
Last night the Berkeley-bred h ... More >>
Jazz Mafia's Shotgun Wedding Quintet, with MC Dublin in the middle, and Adam Theis on the far right.
Whatever you're doing this weekend, we can pretty much guarantee that the members of the Jazz Mafia are doing more. The S.F. jazz collective's hip-hop outfit, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, is serving a ... More >>
Thanks for placing your overdue-book fines in my pocketThe San Francisco Symphony will receive $2.6 million in taxpayer subsidies during the current fiscal year. Nonetheless, it charges the San Francisco Public Library an additional $480 per year for dropping off old programs, the San Francisco c ... More >>
Jazz Mafia performing Brass, Bows & BeatsWhat's a hip-hop symphony, you ask? Well for one thing, it's a major musical event -- Jazz Mafia mastermind Adam Theis premiered his Brass, Bows, & Beats at the Palace of Fine Arts in 2009, and later took it to the Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport J ... More >>
Rufus WainwrightFive Shakespeare Sonnets
Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony
November 13, 2010
@ Davies Symphony Hall
Better than: Rufus Wainwright sings Dante's Interno.
All right, I'll just say it: most of my knowledge of classical music comes from honking "Flight of ... More >>
Cory WeaverEric Owens (Porgy) and Laquita Mitchell (Bess)Better than: Being trampled -- in your own seat -- by half the people in your section as they make for the Irish coffee at intermission. More on that later.On the BART ride home after San Francisco Opera's Sunday evening performance of George ... More >>