By Sean

A Conversation with Pianist Stewart Goodyear

“I’ve wanted to record these two concerti for a very long time,” said Stewart. “I created the opportunity – there was no label assigned to it. It all started with an e-mail…. [Click here to read the full article on]

Julie Adams and Thomas Gunther – On ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

“The scary thing about Stanley,” says Tom, “is not that he hits Stella all the time, but that you never know when he’s going to hit her. You never know what’s going to set him off.” “This is opera,” says Julie. “There are going to be some differences from the movie. This is Previn’s idea, […]

Myles Thatcher – Profile of An Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

“Myles Thatcher’s skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Last month, Myles was awarded a grant and the opportunity to mentor with world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky during the 2014-15 cycle…. ” [Click here to see my complete interview with Myles […]

Anita Monga – Talking with the Artistic Director of the SF Silent Film Festival

“The Four Horsemen made him a star,” she said. “It’s his combination of hard and soft along with the androgynous…. ” [Click here to see the full interview on]

A Conversation with Dmitri Hvorostovsky – This Week at Davies Hall

“My voice is a perfect instrument,” he said. “I can be as lyric as a tenor….” [Click here to read the full interview on]

Jerome Kern’s ‘Show Boat’ opens summer season at SF Opera, 6/1

“It was not unusual for producer Florenz Ziegfeld to include material by a number of  composers in any of his shows….” [Click here to view full announcement on]

Jeffrey Biegel Is Rainbow High on New CD: Life According To Chopin

Pianist Jeffrey Biegel’s latest CD, Life According To Chopin: Chopin’s Greatest Piano Solos may be the first tell-all recording…. [Click here to read my full interview with Jeffrey Biegel on]

In Conversation with Stewart Copeland – Famed Drummer Composes New Soundtrack for ‘Ben-Hur’ (1925)

“I hope the ethnicity of the score will stand out. The orchestral score is about two thousand pages….” [Click here to see the complete interview on]

RICARDO BUSTAMANTE – Profile of A Ballet Master at San Francisco Ballet

“This is one very ambitious project,” says Ricardo Bustamante, ballet master at SF Ballet. “Ratmansky has done so much in his career. He is an avant garde Russian who comes from the old Russia into the new Russia….” [Click here to read the full interview on]

Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art

Intimate Impressionism, on view at the Legion of Honor from March 29 through August 3, 2014, showcases approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, interiors, and portraits, from the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Click here for more information: FAMSF The exhibition will illuminate the process of painting […]