The Arts

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Body Music: An Interactive Lecture and Demonstration by Keith Terry

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Mon, Aug 31 2015 - 6:00pm

Keith Terry, Percussionist; Rhythm Dancer; Educator

The oldest musical instrument in the world is the human body, on which any surface can be used for rhythmic possibilities. Terry has mastered the art of using just his body to create a variety of sounds and rhythms. Clapping his hands, stamping his feet, slapping his chest and popping his cheeks are just few ways Terry plays his body as an instrument and creates “body music.” Read more »

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Death With Interruptions

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Fri, Aug 28 2015

Thomas Laqueur, Librettist; Helen Fawcett History Professor, UC Berkeley
Nikki Einfeld, Soprano
Leigheton Fong, Cellist

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Orchestra Music Grown Locally

Tue, Aug 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Morgan, Music Director, East Bay Symphony Orchestra and Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra; Artistic Director, Festival Opera, Walnut Creek
Additional panelists TBA Read more »

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Vox Mundi: Sound and Voice

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Fri, Aug 21 2015 - 6:00pm

Silvia Nakkach, Award-Winning Composer; Former Psychotherapist; Faculty Member, California Institute of Integral Studies; Founder and Artistic Director, Vox Mundi
Val Serrant, Traditional Drum and Steel Drum Performer; Vocalist; Caribbean Arts Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Read more »

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Nicholas McGegan: Baroque Music Matters

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Fri, Aug 14 2015 - 12:00pm

Nicholas McGegan, Music Director, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Conductor
In conversation with Kate van Orden, Professor of Music, Harvard University Read more »

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Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

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Fri, Aug 7 2015 - 12:00pm

Lisa Bielawa, Music Composer; Vocalist, Philip Glass Ensemble; Artistic Director, SF Girls Chorus

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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A Beacon for Jazz

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Mon, Aug 3 2015 - 12:00pm

Sonny Buxton, Broadcaster; Musician; Impresario; Educator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

A beacon for jazz since the 1960s, KCSM Jazz 91’s Sonny Buxton has been a spokesperson for how and why music matters throughout his career as a musician, nightclub impresario, talk show host, jazz historian, archivist and advocate. Read more »

Past event

Out of Sight: LA Art in the '60s

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Fri, May 1 2015 - 12:00pm

William Hackman, Journalist; Former Managing Editor, J. Paul Getty Trust; Author, Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties
In conversation with Patricia Albers, Journalist, Author, Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter and Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti Read more »

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Roads of Arabia

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Fri, Jan 16 2015 - 12:00pm

Dany Chan, Assistant Curator for Exhibition Projects, Asian Art Museum Read more »

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