Sean’s Reviews and Interviews

Sean’s Reviews

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Dores André on “Salome” – A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet, 3/9–19

“She’s sexual, she’s selfish, she wants what she wants,” says Dores André. “But at the same time she is not certain – because it’s all an experiment to her.” Click here to see my complete interview with SF Ballet principal dancer Dores André. Program 5 at San Francisco Ballet opens Thursday, March 9 for seven […]

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COREY KELLER, Curator at SFMOMA – On “diane arbus: in the beginning”

“Every time you put on clothes,” said Corey, “you are performing some way. I have been very entertained that Trump wants his female staff to ‘dress like women’. There’s a hashtag where someone responded that if you want to dress like a woman – ‘First, identify as a woman – get dressed.’ It’s that kind […]

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Martin Chapman – On the Centenary Installation of the Rodin Collection at the Legion of Honor

“Every time I look, I find something different – whether it’s in the expression, the modeling or the patination. Some of the sculptures are very, very difficult to understand. What is Rodin trying to say?” Click here to see my complete with Martin Chapman on HuffingtonPost.com Martin is the curator in charge of European Decorative […]

Koto Ishihara. For FFS

A Conversation with Koto Ishihara – Soloist at San Francisco Ballet

This past Holiday season, residents and visitors in The City became very familiar with the beaming face of San Francisco Ballet soloist, Koto Ishihara. A major feature of the company’s media campaign for The Nutcracker was a glamorous image of the Snow Maidens captured by resident photographer Erik Tomasson. The finished poster/flyer focused on Koto […]

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Organist Christopher Houlihan – This Sunday at Grace Cathedral, 1/22

“When you are lucky enough to sit in a space like Grace Cathedral and can hear a great instrument and take the time to appreciate it – I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t taken something away from that experience and have been moved in some way. It’s incredible. There’s nothing like it. But it […]

Wei Wang

A Profile of Wei Wang – Soloist at San Francisco Ballet

Wei is now preparing for his role as “The Creature” in Liam Scarlett’s Frankenstein – coming up in February (Program 3). “It’s a huge deal for me,” said Wei. Click here to see my complete interview with Wei Wang on HuffingtonPost.Com Wei Wang. Photo, Erik Tomasson See my recent interviews with: Brian Jagde, Tenor Edward Nelson, […]

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New Year’s Eve with San Francisco Symphony

Come to Davies Hall this Saturday night, New Year’s Eve at 8:00pm and join with the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Edwin Outwater to brace for 2017. This year’s featured guests are Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski and Primetime Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess. It’s their first performance together and doing what they do best – […]

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RUTHIE ANN MILES – Tony Award Winner is Comin’ to Town with San Francisco Symphony, 12/21–24

“I wasn’t expecting this!” said Ruthie Ann Miles. “I haven’t done a concert in the City yet and wasn’t planning on an additional one for this year. But a couple of months ago when my agent said, ‘How would you like to sing with the San Francisco Symphony?’ – my answer was a great big […]

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LIANNA HAROUTOUNIAN – On ‘Madame Butterfly’ – Now at San Francisco Opera

“When I arrived in San Francisco, I already had my conception of the role and a vision of how it would look. But I am very open to suggestions and feedback. I need to understand what they want from me – the point of view, their thoughts about the play, how they see Butterfly’s character […]

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A Conversation with Baritone Edward Nelson

“Whatever I do, I try to keep the voice at the forefront of my mind. Even this past summer when I had to strip down for Carmen. I was working-out five days a week! If there was a day when I had too much muscle soreness to breathe properly, I would skip that workout. Because […]