Brian Wise

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Striking San Francisco Symphony Players Explain Tour Cancellation

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This weekend, a musicians' website featured an open letter “to express our deep frustration and disappointment at our management’s cancellation of our East Coast tour.”

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Bach 360°: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Bach 360 festival continues with a focus on Bach's two books of 24 preludes and fugues, written to celebrate the modern system of tuning. Read about their "hidden" meanings and get a free download.

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Bach 360°: Being Bach

Friday, March 22, 2013

As we continue with our ten-day festival, we look at the colorful life of Bach, one full of full of professional intrigue, unjust treatment and domestic misfortune. Read more and get a free download.

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Study: Vivaldi's Four Seasons as the New Brain Food

Monday, March 18, 2013

Researchers from the University of Northumbria say they have found cognitive benefits from listening to the ubiquitous concertos.

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San Francisco Symphony Cancels Carnegie Hall Dates as Strike Continues

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony's east coast tour, which was to include a two-night stand at Carnegie Hall, has been canceled as a result of its five-day-old strike.

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Behind The Vienna Philharmonic's Nazi Past

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why did so many members of the Vienna Philharmonic join the Nazi party in the 1930s? The lead historian behind the recent report offers some clues.

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San Francisco Symphony On Strike

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A week before a scheduled East Coast tour that is to include two concerts at Carnegie Hall, the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony are on strike.

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Manhattan School of Music Names New President

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Manhattan School of Music said on Wednesday that James Gandre will be its new president. He will oversee planning for the school's centenary in 2018.

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Vienna Philharmonic Reveals Nazi Past in New Report

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Almost half of the musicians in the Vienna Philharmonic during World War II were members of the Nazi party, and 13 members were driven out for being Jewish or married to Jews.

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San Francisco Symphony Musicians Vote to Authorize Strike

Friday, March 08, 2013

Musicians in the San Francisco Symphony, frustrated with bargaining over a new contract, voted to authorize a strike on Wednesday night. The vote comes just before a scheduled East Coast tour which includes two performances at Carnegie Hall.

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Gustavo Dudamel Conducts Bolivar Orchestra at Chávez Funeral

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Gustavo Dudamel attended the funeral of President Hugo Chávez in Caracas on Friday, conducting the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in the country's National Anthem.

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After Hugo Chávez, What's Next for El Sistema?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The passing of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez on Tuesday has not only left a leadership vacuum but brought a tinge of uncertainty to one of the country’s most admired cultural products.

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Kiri Te Kanawa To Guest Star on 'Downton Abbey'

Monday, March 04, 2013

The New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa will be joining the bluebloods on "Downton Abbey," PBS said in a statement over the weekend.

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French Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Matheus Does Bach – and Rock

Monday, March 04, 2013

Ensemble Matheus is one of the rare ensembles that can claim to have played in all of Paris's opulent concert halls — as well as an outdoor rock festival.

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Itzhak Perlman Brings Borough Park to Barclays Center

Friday, March 01, 2013

Thursday night at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, a couple dozen men in dark suits were seen praying in a corridor near the food court. These weren’t Brooklyn Nets fans.

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William Bennett, San Francisco Symphony Oboist, Dies at 56

Thursday, February 28, 2013

William Bennett, the San Francisco Symphony's principal oboist who collapsed while performing the Strauss Oboe Concerto on Saturday, died Thursday morning in a San Francisco hospital.

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Listen: Van Cliburn's 1958 Broadcast Debut from Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On May 19, 1958, some five weeks after winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Van Cliburn gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Oboe Player Who Collapsed Mid-Performance Remains Hospitalized

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

San Francisco Symphony principal oboist William Bennett, who collapsed in mid-performance of Strauss's Oboe Concerto, remains in a hospital in "guarded" condition Tuesday.

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'Lincoln' Reveals 16th President's Passion for Opera

Monday, February 18, 2013

Among the many historical tidbits that Steven Spielberg includes in his Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln," the president’s love of opera may be the most surprising.

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New York Philharmonic Names Principal Clarinetist

Thursday, February 14, 2013

He's held the top clarinet jobs at the Chicago Symphony and Metropolitan Opera. Now it's the New York Philharmonic's turn.

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