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Music as a Vehicle for Social Justice

Thu, Aug 20 2015 - 5:15pm

Country Joe McDonald, Lead Vocals, Country Joe and the Fish

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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Cole Porter: The Music and the Man

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Wed, Aug 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Noah Griffin, Founder and Artistic Director, Cole Porter Society

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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Music Matters: Full Body Forward!

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Tue, Aug 18 2015 - 6:00pm

Melanie DeMore, Singer/Songwriter; Composer; Conductor; Vocal Activist

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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Socrates Café

Mon, Aug 17 2015 - 6:30pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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The Music of Cinema

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Mon, Aug 17 2015 - 6:00pm

Scott Foglesong, Chair, Department of Musicianship and Music Theory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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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Nicholas McGegan: Baroque Music Matters

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Fri, Aug 14 2015 - 1:00pm

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

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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"And She Can Sing..." Music as a Portal to the Person

"And She Can Sing..." Music as a Portal to the Person
Thu, Aug 13 2015 - 5:15pm

Mary Hulme, LCSW, ASW-G, C-SWHC, Geriatrician
Odile Lavault, Recreational Therapist 
Theresa Allison, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geriatrics, UCSF Read more »

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Music of Remembrance

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Wed, Aug 12 2015 - 6:00pm

Jake Heggie, American Composer and Pianist
Mina Miller, Founder and Artistic Director, Music of Remembrance
Kip Cranna, Dramaturg, SF Opera - 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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Why Music? The Confessions of a Willing Prisoner of the Violin

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Wed, Aug 12 2015 - 6:00pm

Mark Volkert, Assistant Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony

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

Volkert’s talk will blend biography and his philosophy on music, peppered with interesting anecdotes and tales from the trenches. A violinist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1972, he has been assistant concertmaster since 1980. Read more »

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Music Education and the Complete Human Being

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Tue, Aug 11 2015 - 6:00pm

Joan Gordon, Director, Pre-College and Adult Extension Divisions, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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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