June 21, 2016
In Houston and San Francisco, David Gockley commissioned operas destined for stages worldwide. As he retires, he reflects on reviving Scott Joplin and premiering Nixon in China.
June 8, 2016
Though trained in classical piano, Bell has now ventured deeply into the world of electronica. "I guess I felt a compulsion to dance, to do something physical," Bell says of Tempo, her new album.
June 6, 2016
The Quartet's Fifty for the Future project will commission 50 pieces by as many composers. Then the scores and instructional videos will be free online.
May 26, 2016 | Paul Conley
It's been a long road to recovery for many arts organizations following the Great Recession. Symphony orchestras were among the most affected groups. But attendance during the 2015-16 at our region's big three, Stockton, Modesto and Sacramento is up.
May 23, 2016 | Paul Conley
Shoppers at a Rancho Cordova food market were treated to a feast for the ears on Saturday when a 50-piece community orchestra gave a free concert in the store's food court.
May 18, 2016
Like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and others, the renowned violinist has canceled a North Carolina appearance over a law limiting civil rights protections for LGBT people.
May 17, 2016
The bassist joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1945, when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing on stage.