Classical Music & Opera

Steven Dibner (Courtesy photo)Steven Dibner (Courtesy photo)

SF Syphony bassoonist Steven Dibner a musician among scientists

Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The…

Steven Dibner (Courtesy photo)Steven Dibner (Courtesy photo)
Cello star: Yo-Yo Ma joins the San Francisco Symphony for a performance of Hindemith’s Cello Concerto

Yo-Yo Ma joins San Francisco Symphony for performance of cello concerto

Who’s in town Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister of natural resources, speaks at…

Cello star: Yo-Yo Ma joins the San Francisco Symphony for a performance of Hindemith’s Cello Concerto
Timothy Higgins (Courtesy photo)Timothy Higgins (Courtesy photo)

Timothy Higgins is the San Francisco Symphony’s principal trombonist

Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The…

Timothy Higgins (Courtesy photo)Timothy Higgins (Courtesy photo)
In fine form: All sections of the San Francisco Symphony

Festival gala opens San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season

San Francisco Symphony opened its 100th season (101 minus the canceled season…

In fine form: All sections of the San Francisco Symphony
Violin great Itzhak Perlman — along with pianist Lang Lang — are the special guests as the San Francisco Symphony opens its 100th season with a concert and gala festivities. [8 p.m.

Symphony opening leads Wednesday events in San Francisco

WHO’S IN TOWN Violin great Itzhak Perlman — along with pianist Lang…

Violin great Itzhak Perlman — along with pianist Lang Lang — are the special guests as the San Francisco Symphony opens its 100th season with a concert and gala festivities. [8 p.m.
Jonathan VinocourJonathan Vinocour

Jonathan Vinocour is San Francisco Symphony's first chair viola

Jonathan Vinocour, viola Appointed to first chair in 2009, he succeeded Geraldine…

Jonathan VinocourJonathan Vinocour
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Gala-worthy gowns fit for the San Francisco Symphony

While there is no official dress code for the San Francisco Symphony,…

This sassy number from BCBG is under $300.
World-class musicians

San Francisco Symphony celebrates 100 years of history

The San Francisco Symphony’s opening galas are always special occasions, but Wednesday,…

World-class musicians
Jeffrey Anderson (Courtesy photo)Jeffrey Anderson (Courtesy photo)

Jeffrey Anderson wields the tuba for San Francisco Symphony

Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The…

Jeffrey Anderson (Courtesy photo)Jeffrey Anderson (Courtesy photo)
Margaret Tait (courtesy photo)

SF Symphony role highlights prestigious career of Aurora String Quartet founder Margaret Tait

Centennial players:  In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The…

Margaret Tait (courtesy photo)

Symphony recalls birth after ‘end of world’

San Francisco Symphony’s celebrations of its 100th birthday began in earnest this…

San Francisco Symphony presents ‘My Classic Gershwin’

Who’s in townArtist and author Belle Yang gives a talk that explores…

Michael Francis’ history in music makes him a unique conductor

Michael Francis, who conducts the San Francisco Symphony’s summer concerts, has unusual…

San Francisco Opera's ovation for the Ring cycle

S.F. Opera Celebrates the Ring Cycle: On June 20, George and Charlotte…

San Francisco Symphony presents ‘Favorite String Serenades’

Who’s in town Photojournalist Brenda Paik Sunoo discusses her new book, “Moon…

Free summer music in and around San Francisco

The availability of $10 standing-room tickets to San Francisco Opera’s “The Ring…

Rare Beethoven closes San Francisco Symphony’s season 99

Similar in grandeur and majesty, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and “Missa Solemnis” (Solemn…

Herrera fashions up Davies Hall in symphony benefit

Music and fashion will make magic this week when the San Francisco…

‘Keeping Score’ a tell-all forum for music

Many musicians and music lovers remember Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, talks…

San Francisco Symphony’s super centennial season soars

San Francisco Symphony, which turns 100 on Dec. 8, is giving The…