Two contemporary music giants descend upon the Bay
One-act opera is every bit as didactic as the mural from which it takes its title, but lacks the same punch
An original opera about the makers of the atomic bomb fails to ignite
Our critics weigh in on local exhibits
Progressive and contemporary music get along
Commentary by Gregg Rickman
International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.
The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
From minimalism to Nixon in China to the pop musical, Berkeley composer John Adams has gleefully ignored the boundaries of composition
Trailblazing composer Terry Riley still seeks out new sources for improvisation
I Was Looking packs a theatrical jolt; Remains is merely jolting