MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Bowes Center Opens

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has opened its Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts Center, transforming the Civic Center. Yo-Yo Ma was on hand to inaugurate the performance hall with a recital.

On 12 February 2022, there will be an open house for the public, with tours and performances throughout the day.

Here’s the report I wrote for the New York Times in 2018 when SFCM announced a major gift funding the new project, located just south of San Francisco City Hall.

Filed under: music news, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gets $46 Million Gift


Students in the Technology and Applied Composition program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Credit Sewon Barrera

My latest New York Times story is now online.

Thanks to MaryClare Brzytwa, David Stull, Emily Pitts, DuMarkus Davis.

Here are some sound samples from the TAC program:

Filed under: music news, New York Times, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, women composers

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