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Classical Music Review: The Miro Quartet
The Miro Quartet, who play at University of California Santa Cruz this week, celebrate their tenth anniversary by returning to their roots.

Classical Music Review: Symphony Silicon Valley
San Jose's symphony orchestra shines with solo pianist Jon Nakamatsu.

Mūz: Santa Cruz County Symphony and Fishbone
Juxtaposition of two concerts on one night highlights the quality and diversity of the Santa Cruz music scene.

Concert Review: Symphony Silicon Valley Features Mozart
Symphony and conductor George Cleve gave Opera San José's best voices a workout in Mozart program.

Henry Mollicone
San Jose pays tribute to the area composer who is putting the city on the musical map.

Music Review: Moondog
Moondog's 'The Viking of Sixth Avenue' a heartbeat of two speeds.

Henry Mollicone
Area composer is suddenly everywhere with his new mass for the homeless, a reworked 'Coyote Tales' and a series of birthday concerts.

Baroque Before They Fixed It
New festival program explores earlier, less ornate period.

Roman à Cleve
Symphony Silicon Valley welcomed back conductor George Cleve with open arms at weekend concerts.

Looking Back on the Future
New Music Works hosts debut CD release event.

To Every Season
Two generations of mandolin virtuosos come together for Arts & Lectures' next concert.

Mr. Mozart
Symphony Silicon Valley, with George Cleve at the podium, explores the multitudes of Mozart.

The Gift
Upcoming performances celebrate the Santa Cruz arrival of two new Steinway grand pianos.

All That Jazz
Symphony Silicon Valley grafted classical and jazz motifs in weekend concert.

Patrick's Podium
When pushed by stalwart guest conductor Patrick Flynn, Symphony Silicon Valley rises to the occasion—but it should do better.

In Fine Fettle
Santa Cruz County Symphony serves up motorized minimalism and Mozartian moods.

OK Composer
Christopher O'Riley believes Radiohead and Dmitri Shostakovich have more in common than you may think.

Cabrillo Bravo
Marin Alsop's quick-study orchestra finishes up another stellar season.

Talent Pool
[email protected]'s opening concert showed off the chamber-music festival's deep bench.

Once More From the Top
Musicians, composers and organizers take us inside this year's Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Bach by the Beach
The Carmel Bach Festival kicks off its 68th season with a night of Johann and Ludwig.

Classical Heat Waves
The summer's classical-music festivals shine from Carmel and Santa Cruz to Saratoga and Menlo Park.

Concert Guide
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Carmel Bach Festival and more.

Avant Garden
New Music Works presents its 24th annual Avant Garden Party.

In Praise of Music
Ariose Singers move from secular choir music to the sacred.

Follow The Leader
Guest conductor Patrick Flynn puts his stamp on Symphony Silicon Valley.

Beethoven's Uniquely Ninth?
Larry Granger's decision to play Beethoven's Ninth Symphony creates a brooding, grim atmosphere.

House of Glass
Cabrillo Festival announces summer lineup, including West Coast premiere of Philip Glass' 'Lewis and Clark' piano concerto.

Notes of Memory
The San Jose Chamber Orchestra and New Music Works pay homage to composer Lou Harrison in a pair of concerts.

British Beat
William Boughton led Symphony Silicon Valley through Schumann and Sullivan.

Polivnick Makes His Case
Symphony Silicon Valley guest conductor Paul Polivnick led the orchestra in its best concert of the season.

Choral Notes
The symphony shows off its vocal prowess in concert with SJSU Choir and Chorale at refurbished California Theatre.

In Like Flynn
Guest conductor Patrick Flynn led Symphony Silicon Valley to new heights in its new home.

He Got Rhythm
Sergiu Comissiona guides the symphony through its maiden voyage at the California Theatre.

Symphony Sets Sail
Sergiu Comissiona leads Symphony Silicon Valley in first concerts at its new home.

Menlo Rising
Only in its second year, the [email protected] chamber festival is already a heavyweight.

Summer Sounds
The Carmel Bach Festival, [email protected] and the Cabrillo Music Festival fill the season with classical selections from the 17th to the 21st century.

Prodigy Power
Symphony bids farewell to the Center for the Performing Arts with sensational young soloist.

Vienna Calling
In 2002, Vienna Teng had a Stanford degree and a job at Cisco. She chucked it all to pursue a music career. Her gamble is finally paying off.

Narrow Range
Symphony Silicon Valley's latest concert focuses on a slim sliver of the classical repertoire.

Stopping Time
The San Jose Chamber Orchestra reached for spiritual heights in performance of Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time.'

Sample Night
Symphony Silicon Valley took in a wide range of 'greatest hits' last Saturday.

Spirited Display
Solo violinist Lara St. John emphasized technique in guest turn with Symphony Silicon Valley.

Symphony Savers
It's fashionable to predict that regional symphonies are down for the count. But music directors from around the Bay Area say that's not the whole story.

Park's Place
Mike Park eases into singer/songwriter mode on his solo debut, 'For the Love of Music.'

Aural Fixation
Sevendust headlined the Edge after Staind canceled its San Jose date.

Silicon Startup
Symphony Silicon Valley stumbled a little before rising to rare beauty in season-opening program.

Chamber Fest Debuts
The valley's newest classical festival, [email protected], explores the history of chamber music.

I Hear a Symphony
Last Saturday, valley residents said 'no' to reality TV and a triumphant 'yes' to their Symphony.

Shining Sibelius
Symphony San Jose delivers stirring account of Sibelius' Second Symphony.

The Last Daddy
A Metro music critic remembers his four decades with Lou Harrison.

Lou Harrison, 1917-2003
Long-time Aptos resident and world-renowned composer Lou Harrison died of a heart attack Sunday, Feb. 2. He was 85. Read articles and reviews from our archives about Harrison.

Andrew Bales talks about how the ballet found a way to keep the symphony alive.

New World
Guest conductor David Loebel led San Jose's new symphony through a vivid reading of Dvorák's 'From the New World.'

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