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New York-based pianist Inon Barnatan appears with the New Century Chamber Orchestra in the Bay Area. (Courtesy Marco Borggreve)

Pianist Inon Barnatan joins NCCO for ‘Silver Season Opener’

The New Century Chamber Orchestra is kicking off its 25th season with…

New York-based pianist Inon Barnatan appears with the New Century Chamber Orchestra in the Bay Area. (Courtesy Marco Borggreve)
Leif Ove Andsnes plays a solo recital of short works by Sibelius, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy Chris Aadland)

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes honors past, enjoys freedom of present

Leif Ove Andsnes is convinced that the great musicians of the recent…

Leif Ove Andsnes plays a solo recital of short works by Sibelius, Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy Chris Aadland)
Thomas Adès and Gloria Cheng appear in a rare two-pianos/four-hands concert celebrating San Francisco Performances’ return to the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Composing, conducting go hand-in-hand for Thomas Adès

For Thomas Adès, Chopin is the composer who showed him the secrets…

Thomas Adès and Gloria Cheng appear in a rare two-pianos/four-hands concert celebrating San Francisco Performances’ return to the Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy photo)
Brian Mulligan plays the title character in San Francisco Opera’s production of “Sweeney Todd.” (Courtesy Dario Acosta)

Baritone Brian Mulligan has a busy SF Opera season

San Francisco baritone Brian Mulligan has conquered many of the world’s opera…

Brian Mulligan plays the title character in San Francisco Opera’s production of “Sweeney Todd.” (Courtesy Dario Acosta)
Musicologist Christopher Gibbs opens this year’s Music@Menlo with a lecture on the life of Franz Schubert. (Courtesy James Ottaway)

Music@Menlo scrutinizes the great Schubert

Schubert’s timeless melodies have been sung by everyone from Pavarotti to Beyoncé.…

Musicologist Christopher Gibbs opens this year’s Music@Menlo with a lecture on the life of Franz Schubert. (Courtesy James Ottaway)