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Recent articles by Joshua:

Exclusive: ODC adds a third building to its burgeoning San Francisco campus

The 50-year-old dance company purchased a neighboring building on 17th Street, increasing its footprint by 40% with new space for itself and others. → Read More

Opera Parallèle's pandemic-era creation 'Everest' set for in-person experience in S.F.

'Everest,' a graphic novel video created during the pandemic by Opera Parallèle, will be screened for — and around — a live audience in 2023. → Read More

Don't spin on your head before singing, and other tips from a break-dancing opera star

Jakub Józef Orliński, the dazzling star of 'Orpheus and Eurydice' at San Francisco Opera, puts his physical virtuosity to dramatic use onstage. → Read More

Oakland's Amy Schneider beats other 'Jeopardy!' champions in latest tournament

Schneider defeated two other Northern California residents to walk off with a $250,000 prize. → Read More

Review: Michael Tilson Thomas joins S.F. Symphony for a Brahms extravaganza

Two of the composer's early not-quite-symphonic works made a contrasting pair of offerings in Davies Symphony Hall. → Read More

Review: At S.F. Opera, an extraordinary 'Orpheus' grapples with death and loss

Gluck's 1762 masterpiece gets a magnificent staging with countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński in the principal role. → Read More

College discovery of Balkan music took longtime Kitka director to S.F.

Shira Cion, executive and artistic director of the women's chorus Kitka, has spent 34 years immersed in the music of Bulgaria and its neighbors. → Read More

A seasonal smorgasbord of classical music across the Bay Area

From carols to 'Messiah,' a wealth of musical offerings are on hand for the holiday season. → Read More

At the S.F. Opera, masks are still required — and thank heaven for that

Alone among the nation's major opera companies, San Francisco continues to safeguard the health and safety of its patrons. → Read More

Congratulations to all the Northern California ‘Jeopardy!’ champions, from the guy who lost

In the early days of the Alex Trebek era, an intrepid young music critic went on America's most popular TV quiz show — and took a shellacking. → Read More

Review: Danny Elfman’s new Cello Concerto loses the plot

The composer's latest concert work, commissioned and premiered by the San Francisco Symphony, is full of appealing sounds but lacks formal logic. → Read More

Review: S.F. Opera introduces a beautiful new ‘Traviata’ meant to last for decades

Verdi's magnificent operatic tragedy opened in style with a simulcast from the War Memorial Opera House to Oracle Park. → Read More

This composer is about to conduct her own opera for the first time. She's 17 years old

'Cinderella,' a tuneful opera by the British wunderkind Alma Deutscher, will return to Opera San José in a new version. → Read More

Review: Pianist takes over a S.F. Symphony concert to glorious effect

Keyboard virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov dispatched Prokofiev's dazzling Second Piano Concerto superbly in Davies Symphony Hall. → Read More

Artist William Kentridge plans UC Berkeley residency

The multidisciplinary South African creator, director and performer's two extended visits include the U.S. premiere of his film and stage work 'Sibyl.' → Read More

S.F. Opera awards company medal to three longtime artists

The singers, who all began their careers in the Merola Opera Program, have together logged more than a century's worth of performances. → Read More

Review: S.F. Symphony ushers in Halloween with a spooky tea party

HK Gruber's eerie cabaret suite 'Frankenstein!!' made a welcome return to Davies Symphony Hall amid vampires and superheroes. → Read More

Composer, conductor, impresario, bassoonist — Robert Hughes did it all

The remarkably versatile Bay Area artist, who died in August at 88, stands as an example of a life well lived in the service of music. → Read More

Review: With a triumphant 'Theodora,' Philharmonia Baroque opens a splendid new chapter

A magnificent account of a Handel oratorio suggests that the longtime Bay Area treasure may have safely weathered a rocky leadership transition. → Read More

This company is on a mission to revive Baroque opera works you've never heard of

With Leonardo Vinci's 'Astianatte,' the enterprising Ars Minerva adds another long-forgotten work to its list of revivals. → Read More