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Mark MacNamara

Mark MacNamara, a San Francisco-based journalist, has written for such publications as Nautilus, Salon, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vanity Fair. From time to time, his pieces in San Francisco Classical Voice also appear in ArtsJournal.com.  Noteworthy examples include a piece about Philip Glass’s dream to build a cultural center on the Pacific Coast, an essay on classical music in the age of Ultra-Nationalism and a profile of sound composer Pamela Z. MacNamara recently won first place in digital features, in the 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presented by the San Francisco Press Club.  His website: macnamband.com.

 

Articles by this Author

March 23, 2016
San Jose’s company is slipping in a new work next season, which has been making the rounds of American opera companies....
March 23, 2016
Silicon Valley Ballet may be closing, but the doors of the ballet school opened on Monday as a newly independent entity with about 350 students....
March 9, 2016
The festival of contemporary orchestral music has some intriguing premieres to offer for its 2016 events....
March 9, 2016
The longtime KDFC hosts talk to SFCV about their careers in broadcasting and the latest recognition they’ve received....
February 22, 2016
Naxos launches a new Music Library World service, whose breadth and organization make it an important site to investigate....
February 10, 2016
Sarah Chang, Mischa Maisky, Nelson Freire: It’s a pretty good list CMSF has put together....
Feature Article
February 1, 2016

The Cypress Quartet musicians are ending their run together, after 20 years. Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel fills in the details.

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January 22, 2016
A series devoted to new repertoire and performer-audience interaction....
Feature Article
December 11, 2015

The milennial-oriented venue at the S.F. Symphony’s SoundBox series has orchestra officials dreaming big as the second season begins. Can the series last?

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Feature Article
December 10, 2015

You may never have heard his name, but meet the man who put Cal Performances on the map and has powered up a great many Bay Area arts presenters.

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December 8, 2015
The episodic opera is being broadcast on KCET and available for streaming online....
News Report
November 25, 2015

The recent financial good news bodes well for the orchestra’s future, even as Music Director Bruno Ferrandis announces his departure.

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Feature Article
November 19, 2015

Since we last reported on Symphony Napa Valley, the orchestra has made changes, but some musicians are still wondering what’s going on at the top.

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Feature Article
November 17, 2015

The woman who lit up the San Francisco Symphony Dia de los Muertos program talks to SFCV.

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Feature Article
November 11, 2015

The founder and president of San Francisco Performances talks about her plans and the art of being an impresario.

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November 5, 2015
The annual benefit, DanceFAR, brings dancers from around the Bay Area for an all-star show that benefits cancer prevention....
Feature Article
November 3, 2015

What questions do arts organizations have to ask about technology, and how do we mediate between the desires of younger audiences and the essential “liveness” of music performance?

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October 21, 2015

Company C Ballet tries out a seasonal piece for the Day of the Dead, the first of several full-length pieces to come.

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October 20, 2015

A former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist aims to combine the concert hall and the club.

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October 14, 2015
Held every fall, the Crowden School in Berkeley opens its doors to music lovers of all ages....

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