San Francisco's Bay Area Rainbow Symphony performs The Blue Hour by former composition faculty Conrad Susa and works by Mahler and Tchaikovsky under the direction of SFCM faculty member Michael Morgan on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m.
SFCM faculty members Tim Day (flute), Wei He '98 (violin), César Ulloa (voice) and Daniel Wood (Pre-College musicianship and composition) are among those featured in a series of new videos.
$1 Million Getty Challenge Met! Thank you to our generous donors and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for helping to launch the bold transformation of the Conservatory.
The Game On video game scoring conference has been rescheduled as a free event to be held Tuesday, November 25.
Alumni Charm in Cenerentola on Two Continents
Recent SFCM alumni singing in two different major productions of Rossini's La Cenerentola have won equally rave reviews. Opera Today called baritone Efraín Solís '13 "the biggest star of the evening" for his appearance as Dandini at San Francisco Opera while Kate Allen '12 was labelled "a diva in the making" for her portrayal in the title role at Wexford Festival Opera. Read more.
Critical Words from Top Music Journalists
In lectures and panel discussions held at the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, several of the nation's most prominent music critics reflected on the future of classical music and of music journalism. Read excerpts of comments made by Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, Tim Page of the University of Southern California, Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times and Heidi Waleson of The Wall Street Journal.
Tim Day, flute faculty
Guitar Department Celebrates a Milestone
SFCM's guitar department celebrated its 50th anniversary in historic style, with a live-streamed concert featuring 43 guitarists, an expansive selection of repertoire and a pair of vintage instruments from the Harris Guitar Collection. Read the review from Classical Guitar.
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