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Giacomo Fiore

Giacomo Fiore is an Italian-born guitarist and musicologist specializing in U.S. Experimentalism and intonation. He teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory, USF, and UCSC.

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Chamber Music Review
October 11, 2017

Mieczyslaw Weinberg is having a moment of rediscovery. Is his music worth it?

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Modern Classical Review
January 10, 2017

Rare musical treasures from one of the Bay Area’s most influential composers.

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Chamber Music Review
December 20, 2016

The piano and violin duet explores a satisfying range of contemporary pieces.

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Chamber Music Review
December 13, 2016

A lovingly curated evening of great music provides just a few snapshots of the composer’s kaleidoscopic career.

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Chamber Music Review
September 13, 2016

A rousing retrospective ranges from minimalist to expansive, and celebrates both the somber and the spontaneous.

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Chamber Music Review
June 27, 2016

A collaborative song cycle explores the intersection of photography and music.

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Modern Classical Review
May 13, 2016

Pianist Taka Kigawa brought energy and immediacy to Ligeti’s pianistic Everest.

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Chamber Music Review
March 16, 2016

Royal Hartigan guided the stellar combo in a vibrant program that spanned multiple musical traditions.

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Recital Review
March 10, 2016

In her San Francisco debut, Vicky Chow showcased works that confronted difficult issues of technology and politics.

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Recital Review
March 8, 2016

Composer Catherine Lamb creates a composition/soundscape that is both suggestive and familiar.

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Modern Classical Review
February 5, 2016

The composer’s early piano sonata and an Andrew Imbrie’s Earplay Fantasy dominated the proceedings.

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Modern Classical Review
December 14, 2015

Singer Meow Meow headlined a night of provocative, outrageous music-making.

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Modern Classical Review
December 7, 2015

Still active at 80, Terry Riley’s music continues to engage us, as the Del Sol’s recent performance demonstrated.

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Modern Classical Review
November 10, 2015

The 31-member ensemble started its residency at UC Berkeley with a performance at Hertz Hall.

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Recital Review
September 21, 2015

It was unadulterated Bill Frisell, as the guitarist played solo with only his effects pedals as occasional accompaniment.

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Modern Classical Review
September 14, 2015

Despite a last-minute cancellation in the opening concert, the festival debuted with panache and excitement to a delighted audience.

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Festival Review
June 23, 2015

The festival, which paid tribute to composer Pierre Boulez, featured atmospheric performances held outdoors as well as an emphasis on percussion.

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Modern Classical Review
May 21, 2015

The group, performing at the Center for New Music, experiments with wheels to generate sound.

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March 20, 2015
The Bay Area-based soprano will rework a conventional religious service into a musical event....
Modern Classical Review
March 18, 2015

The new music dynamo continues its anniversary season by focusing on the legacies of local composers.

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