If you had tickets to the local symphony tomorrow night, time to make other plans. Some 100 musicians of the Grammy-winning SF Symphony walked off the stage today (so to speak) to protest their prolonged and unsuccessful wage negotiations with symphony management.
David Gaudry, the chair of the mu ... 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 >>
Chris CristodoulouIn the conducting world, Michael Francis is a rising star. Young, talented, and armed with a devastatingly cute British accent, this is a conductor to keep an eye on. Fortunately for us, Francis will be in town this summer, conducting the San Francisco Symphony's annual summer c ... More >>
Kid Rock!The squeaky-pitched funk of "Do The Bartman" might not come up often when rap nerds talk about hip-hop's golden era, but during The Simpsons' near 500-episode reign, the show has proved more than willing to spoof the rap world's biggest stars. So with the somewhat curious news that N ... More >>
Finally! The decade from hell is officially over and now, with the world out of its childish '00s on to its '10-plus tweens, we have so many growing pains to look forward to. So what's your New Year's resolution? If it's to party like a charmed indie pop star on a meager roadie budget, why no ... 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 >>
For three decades, Mariedi Anders has used Old World grace and negotiating acumen to create significant American careers for serious European musicians.
Now, the doyenne of West Coast classical music agents faces a new challenge: the globalization of the