An expensive cello has been returned to the musician from whom it was taken, police said Tuesday, but the hunt is still on for the mysterious Bonnie and Clyde-esque pair who swiped the instrument from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Read More
While few are mentioning retirement, most music lovers know that this weekend’s gala for singing great Frederica von Stade, presented by major local organizations, is part of her farewell tour — following similar events in New York, Chicago and Houston. Read More
In the Bay Area’s low-income areas, there’s only one organization that guides financially deprived teenagers toward college without exception. It’s done with music and the passionate participation of such world-famous artists as mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Read More
Time to face the music.The man suspected of swiping a young woman’s $23,000 violin was arrested Thursday. Scott Sylvester, 27, dropped off the instrument to a priest at St. Mary’s Cathedral in the morning, police said.God won’t be Sylvester’s only judge — he was in police custody around 8 p.m.
“We hope to reunite the violin with the owner soon,” police said. Read More
In playwright Terrence McNally’s “Master Class,” an imperious opera diva schools a small group of gifted voice students in both technical training and reminiscences from her fabled career.
If you substitute beloved for imperious you have the perfect description for “An Evening with Frederica von Stade” at San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Tuesday. Read More
During the next few weeks, students and faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will be working extra hard, and music lovers in search of high quality and low cost will reap the rewards.
Before and after the March 22-29 spring break are concerts, recitals and master classes galore. Most are free; others have a modest ticket charge. Read More