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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

Kids & Families Feature
April 3, 2014

Randy Porter is a larger-than-life figure to many of his middle school students. But being that big often has a different look in the inner-city.

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Upcoming Concert
March 27, 2014

A String Quartet in Denial (Squid, Inc.) and populist conductor Benjamin Simon and his orchestra team up for a highly entertaining family concert.

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Kids & Families Feature
March 20, 2014

Read all about the program and upgrade at Berkeley’s Jazzschool, a place you really should know about.

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Kids & Families Feature
March 13, 2014

The Junior Bach Festival has seen many illustrious musicians come through its programs. It celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is readying its 51st festival, nine concerts crammed with 116 performances.

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Kids & Families Feature
March 6, 2014

The new site SFSkids.org is driven by the potential of online gaming in music education and learning. Kids can play, perform, conduct, and compose — make music, and just listen to it. All in the spirit of fun.

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Upcoming Concert
February 27, 2014

The Young Artists Competition finals are at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis this weekend.

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Kids & Families Feature
February 27, 2014

Let us count the ways to catch the ever-busy, delightful San Francisco Girls Chorus this March.

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Kids & Families Feature
February 20, 2014

The Orchestra, a Brazilian source of pride, will give two performances featuring youthful sizzle as well as strong musicianship.

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Kids & Families Feature
February 13, 2014

The John Adams Young Composer Program at the Crowden Music Center fosters deep creativity even in very young children.

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Upcoming Concert
February 6, 2014

Stanford's Pan-Asian Music Festival’s 10th anniversary features four great performances by a group from Tibet and another from Mongolia.

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Feature Article
February 5, 2014

It almost didn’t happen at all, but the lockout–ravaged Minnesota Orchestra holds a concert in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 30, 2014

This weekend, cellist Emil Miland plays the Elgar Cello Concerto with the orchestra he first played it with, 40 years ago.

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Upcoming Concert
January 23, 2014

How better to celebrate Black History Month than at SFJAZZ; more than a great jazz venue, it features a series of outreach programs with education classes, events, and now a “family matinee.”

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Upcoming Concert
January 16, 2014

What’s the energy level like when 500-plus youth orchestra players get together to share great music? You have to experience it to understand.

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Kids & Families Feature
January 9, 2014

Tyler Hayford is about to play a big concert, but he’s asking the usual big questions teenagers have, some that music alone won’t help him answer.

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Kids & Families Feature
December 19, 2013

The holidays are about personal and professional traditions, as well as seasonal ones. And so we asked around to find out how some in the SFCV community celebrate this time of year. Here are a few of the responses.

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Kids & Families Feature
December 12, 2013

We expose a local secret: Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro, a fine dance company sporting a dance school in San Lorenzo, as well as many South Bay performances.

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Upcoming Concert
December 9, 2013

The Brooklyn-based Project Trio, coming to the Harker School on Dec. 13., has drawn a huge audience across the Internet with beat-boxing, and has been redefining the borders between classical music and jazz, and other styles.

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Kids & Families Feature
December 5, 2013

Looking for a great gift? Check out these 17 books about music and musicians that are sure to inspire.

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Kids & Families Feature
November 21, 2013

Boy choirs are having to adapt to the earlier onset of puberty, which often changes the voice before the musician can catch up.

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