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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

October 14, 2015
At a time when most orchestras are cutting musicians, Santa Rosa Symphony is building on its success. ...
September 24, 2015
The quartet has just arrived from Buenos Aires, bringing tango inspired by the past, present, and future of the genre....
September 16, 2015
Monk, a pioneer in the development of “extended vocal technique” and interdisciplinary performance, was among 10 others to received the prestigious award. ...
Feature Article
September 15, 2015

The California Symphony has reanimated itself and is looking forward to its opening next Sunday.

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Feature Article
August 27, 2015

The general and artistic director of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle talks to SFCV about the project and how it has evolved for events the project leaders haven’t even thought up.

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Artist Spotlight
August 26, 2015

Louisville Symphony Music Director (and MTT protege) talks about the themes and ideas behind the documentary of his first year in the post.

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Feature Article
August 25, 2015

The leading technological audience engagement tool is now six years old, and it’s a “game-changer,” according to many insiders we’ve talked to.

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Upcoming Concert
August 12, 2015

Co-founder, Michael Adams, says when it comes to programming a festival, you have to know what your audience likes.

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Upcoming Concert
August 4, 2015

David Ramadanoff of the California Sound Collective talks about the importance of diverse programming and bringing the music to the audiences.

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Upcoming Concert
July 28, 2015

A determined cellist balances ambitious repertory and a modern musician's disciplined mix of artistic and business concerns.

More about Old First Concerts »
Feature Article
July 20, 2015

As arts promoters and publicity teams deviate more from traditional norms, we’re finding unexpected connections with other industries, like sports. Find out how some ambitious symphony executives are remaking their brands.

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Upcoming Concert
July 8, 2015

The opera is experiencing a resurgence after working with the community to program performances that appeal to typically underserved audiences.

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Feature Article
June 30, 2015

The local orchestra is finding new and interesting ways to touch the community, and is being rewarded.

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Feature Article
June 18, 2015

The San Francisco Symphony's principal violist talks about un-selfconscious music making and being “in the zone.”

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June 8, 2015
The Peninsula Symphony has been recovering well from the embezzlement that is sending Stephen Jay Carlton to prison....
Feature Article
June 5, 2015

Mauro Ffortissimo can think of dozens of ways to use and play the piano – all of them unusual.

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June 1, 2015
A low-key festival with a packed schedule of experienced performers takes flight this week in Albany, CA....
June 1, 2015
The Cultural Equity Fund and small and midsized arts nonprofits will be among the beneficiaries of a windfall from the mayor's office....
May 28, 2015
The symphony sports a fine lineup for 2015-16, but is still battling back from financial troubles....
News Report
May 23, 2015

If San Francisco’s Rec and Parks Dept. accepts the proposal of World Arts West, the city could have the big, multipurpose stage it needs.

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