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 >>
San Francisco Symphony: Barbary Coast and Beyond Friday, May 11, 2012 Davies Symphony Hall Better than: Your grandparents' (but maybe not your great-great grandparents') symphony. When you hear there are gonna be banjo pickers and fiddlers on the stage, you tend to expect a high-lonesome hoedown o ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians: Honorable Mentions Here they are -- the 20 greatest San Francisco musicians ever: 20. Cameron Paul Lists of pioneering American DJs often mention the usual suspects in New York and Chicago, but go back to the '70s and '80s and you'll find ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 20-16 * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 15-11 Throughout this week, we're counting down the greatest San Francisco musicians of all time. Having already honored the likes of Etta James, Mike Patton, and Michael Tilson ... More >>
Choosing the best S.F. musicians is kinda like forcing yourself to choose your favorite Bay Area bridge: Whatever you pick, there's always a good reason to go with another answer. San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's rock 'n' roll meccas, but its contributions to music ha ... More >>
Chris WahlbergWhat do we get when an orchestra turns 100 years old? (Besides very well-tuned renditions of "Happy Birthday," that is.) In the case of the San Francisco Symphony, we get a free concert with pianist Lang Lang. The centennial birthday bash, which will be held in the Civic Center ... 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 >>
Jerry PritikinHarvey Milk stood for ... tricycle races? This Saturday, May 22, is the inaugural Harvey Milk Day in the State of California. As you'd expect, there's lots of stuff happening in San Francisco commemorating the gay icon. What you might not expect is how tame San Francisco's event ... More >>
Mason Bates is probably the only DJ who gets props from both the downtown dance community and ritzy classical society. The San Franciscan has an impressive resume fit for both worlds. He's performed with the San Francisco Symphony and is the current composer-in-residence for the California Sympho ... More >>
Meredith BrodyAlice [hearts] waltzing -- and using Google Maps.Alice Waters plopped down at our table last night to catch her breath between waltzes. A four-piece bal musette band was playing at the annual Bastille Day celebration at Chez Panisse (aioli, cassoulet, tri-color ice cream bombe), and Ml ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs I cannot imagine a board without Aaron Peskin, Jake McGoldrick and Gerardo Sandoval - let alone Tom Ammiano. As the old board reaches its end and transitions to the new this week, I find myself hoping that - like a bad sitcom - our departing cast members will come back as guest ... More >>
By Matt Smith SF Weekly wasn't the only one annoyed to discover that SF Symphony Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas pulls down in the ballpark of $3 million annually from symphonies that happen to be publicly-funded charities. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin was so outraged ... More >>
The city needs to stop subsidizing the S.F. Symphony and other snobby arts organizations that cater to the rich.
A study says San Francisco is the most expensive city in the United States for apartment dwellers. Are you paying too much for that one-bedroom?
Moscone gets green
But discovering a great deli sandwich during a great summer festival is quite nice
As the San Francisco Conservatory of Music moves to fancy new digs, its students struggle with a shrinking professional marketplace.
From Mahler to Morrissey, the Bay Area has it all this summer.
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
Classical glaciers, tarnished saints, hellish holidays, and Arab artists.
Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony play the Berkeley Community Theater for two nights, and for what?