Author: Janos Gereben

Janos Gereben is a writer and columnist for SF Classical Voice; he has worked as writer and editor with the NY Herald-Tribune, TIME Inc., UPI, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, San Jose Mercury News, Post Newspaper Group, and wrote documentation for various technology companies.

Merola singers skillfully advance in ‘Rake’s Progress’

Nothing is as it seems in Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” presented by Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco…

2 months ago

‘Oh Lucy!’ heroine defies ‘quiet lady’ stereotype

The heroine of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s film “Oh Lucy!” behaves badly --- at times shockingly so. It’s “contrary to what is…

6 months ago

Wu Man brings a Chinese village ensemble to the Bay

Wu Man, the best known virtuoso player of the pipa, a lute-like four-stringed Chinese instrument, is also an acclaimed ethnomusicologist.…

7 months ago

SF Symphony 2018-19 season crosses boundaries, mixes genres

As the San Francisco Symphony announced its 2018-19 season today, the influence of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas on programming is…

7 months ago

Daniel Levenstein stays steady at the helm of Chamber Music SF

If Daniel Levenstein herded cats, it would be for rest and relaxation. His work as founder-director of Chamber Music San…

8 months ago

‘Candide’ has become a cult favorite

Patrons anticipating upcoming San Francisco Symphony concerts of “Candide” and expecting a novel experience may be pleasantly surprised upon hearing…

9 months ago

Daring Berkeley Community Chorus offers hefty free program

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, one of some 500 volunteer musical groups in the Bay Area, boasts 230 singers among…

9 months ago

K fashion, then and now

Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu, enthusiastic about the “vibrant colors” in “Couture Korea,” points out that the exhibit is…

11 months ago