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.

Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations are undergoing big changes. San Francisco Symphony Music…

1 week ago

Schola Cantorum’s 55th season is veteran conductor’s last

When Schola Cantorum opens its 55th season on Saturday, the choral group will celebrate J.S. Bach, singing three of his…

3 weeks ago

Women in focus at sixth SF Japan film fest

Even though it ran two decades ago when the Asian Art Museum was still squeezed into the side of the…

2 months ago

Lively Mithila village art graces museum walls

Qamar Adamjee laughed when asked how much travel was involved in her curating the exhibit “Painting Is My Everything: Art…

2 months ago

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…

4 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…

8 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.…

9 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…

9 months ago