Music Matters

podcast

Who's Afraid of Opera? Exploring the Wonderful World of Music’s Grandest Art

Wed, Aug 5 2015 - 6:00pm Kip Cranna, Dramaturg, San Francisco Opera This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. It’s glorious. It’s grand. It’s larger than life. It’s opera.
podcast

Sunset Youth Services Music Program for High-Risk Kids

Thu, Aug 6 2015 - 6:00pm

Dawn Stueckle, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sunset Youth Services

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

podcast

Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter

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 »

podcast

Beyond the Thirteenth Tone

Fri, Aug 7 2015 - 6:00pm

Mauro ffortissimo, Artist; Musician; Founding Member, Enso Art Collective; Founding Member, Miles Davis Memorial Hall

Dean Mermell, Owner and Director, Storyfarm Productions

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

podcast

Music Education and the Complete Human Being

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. The study of the arts, particularly music, is well documented as having a positive effect on the brain. This presentation will address the importance of providing young people with a comprehensive musical education that sets private study of an instrument within the context of ear training, theory and ensemble participation.
podcast

Why Music? The Confessions of a Willing Prisoner of the Violin

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. Among the many questions to be addressed: Why are composers not necessarily the best interpreters of their own works?
podcast

Music of Remembrance

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 »

podcast

Nicholas McGegan: Baroque Music Matters

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. Kate van Orden, professor of music at Harvard University, sits down with Nicholas McGegan, who is increasingly recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods.
podcast

The Music of Cinema

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. Music for the movies has its own language, idioms and styles. It originated, paradoxically enough, in the silent cinema where music served to mask projection noises in addition to providing helpful cues to the onscreen action, then came into its own with the advent of talkies.
podcast

Cole Porter: The Music and the Man

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 Sophisticated, worldly, witty, passionate, romantic, irreverent and downright bawdy are all apt descriptors of Cole Porter. The uninitiated and those who thought they knew all there was to know about this elfin genius are constantly rediscovering America’s foremost musical poet, who is never out of style for the cognoscenti.
Syndicate content