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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

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November 27, 2017

They keep their artistic engines running while overseeing thousands of small details from multiple projects around the world. Here’s part two of a look inside their empire.

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October 24, 2017

The dynamic duo of chamber music have extraordinary vision and extraordinary influence. Here’s a portrait of these charismatic arts leaders.

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October 2, 2017

Hunger for collaboration fuels C4NM, making it a hub for artists and fascinating new music projects in the Bay Area.

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September 5, 2017

American Bach Soloists is training dozens of young artists in the discipline of early music performance just as the early music movement itself opens up.

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August 29, 2017
The orchestra will survive to play another day, but they’ve been lucky and they know it....
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August 29, 2017

On the eve of the S.F. Electronic Music Festival, intermedia artist Pamela Z talks about her career and the new music community, in which she is now both adventurer and patron saint.

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July 18, 2017

The new director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music wants composers to follow their passion and forge a connection with the audience.

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June 20, 2017

Composer Lisa Bielawa is used to big ideas and challenges, and her T.V. serial opera is again pushing back limits.

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June 16, 2017

Vijay Iyer wants musical experiences that push him to the brink, and maybe over.

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June 10, 2017

The jazz pianist and classical composer imports some Southern Indian influences, ironically bringing the festival back to one of its roots.

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May 22, 2017

One of the country’s most accomplished young composers talks about his run-in with border-control officials, and how his art and political work feed off each other.

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May 3, 2017

In announcing the 2017–18 season, Chris Lorway is looking to expand Stanford’s cultural footprint.

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April 4, 2017

The executive behind Keeping Score and SoundBox reflects on his 18-year tenure.

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April 3, 2017
A Crowden School alumna is a co-founder of one of the laureate ensembles of the Sphinx Organization....
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March 21, 2017

Ensemble for These Times presents a show grounded in a call-and-response piece to Picasso’s famous painting.

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March 11, 2017
The Junior Bach Festival fosters tomorrow’s musical champions....
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March 11, 2017

How have musicians been affected by stringent border controls, and how might the arts change in response to the right’s culture war?

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March 4, 2017
A classical-music festival is the latest draw to the once-forbidden island....
February 21, 2017
“Operatic Heroes” features countertenor Iestyn Davies and guest conductor Jonathan Cohen. ...
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January 31, 2017

The theme of the Stanford festival is soft power, the growing prestige of Asian music.

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