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The Gift of Music: Building Sanctuaries of Learning and Hope

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Thu, Aug 27 2015 - 6:30pm

Owsley Brown III, Producer; Director
Sandy Tolan, Journalist; Author
Eugene Rodriguez, Executive Director, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
David Stull, President, San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Moderator

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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Changing Times and Indian Classical Music

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Thu, Aug 27 2015 - 6:00pm

Mahesh Kale, Indian Classical Music Performer and Theoretician

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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The Crossroads of Food and Rock 'n' Roll

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Wed, Aug 26 2015 - 7:00pm

John Paluska, Owner, Comal, The Advocate
Ken Friedman, Co-Owner, Tosca Café, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, The John Dory Oyster Bar, Salvation Taco
Dave McLean, Founder & Brewmaster, Magnolia Brewing Company
Dan Stone, Founder & Editor in Chief, Radio Silence – Moderator

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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Mozart and Masonic Semiotics

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Wed, Aug 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar

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

Steven Machtinger and the London Quintet return to The Commonwealth Club for the Music Matters series, this time exploring how Mozart expressed Masonic attitudes toward death and immortality in the third movement of his "G minor String Quintet" of 1787.  Read more »

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Orchestra Music Grown Locally

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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

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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How We Listen to Music

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Tue, Aug 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Joel Selvin, Music Critic, SF Chronicle; Author, Here Comes the Night
Davey D, Hip Hop Journalist; Founder, Hard Knock Radio, KPFA
Emma Silvers, Interactive Producer, KQED
Gabe Meline, Music Editor and Curator, KQED Arts - Moderator

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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Singing for Our Lives: Music in the Time of AIDS

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Jon Bailey, Conductor; Composer; Professor Emeritus, Pomona College

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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Why Music Education Didn’t Disappear

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Hammond, Music Teacher, Berkeley Public Schools

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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Why Music Therapy Matters for the Special-Needs Student

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Mon, Aug 24 2015 - 12:00pm

Susan Rancer, Registered Music Therapist

Henny Kupferstein, Graduate Student; Musical Savant; Autism researcher

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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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

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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