Posts by Parker Coomans

Holiday Cookie Challenge with San Francisco Ballet Dancers

This year is a special year for the San Francisco Ballet because 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of presenting the Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House. Why is this significant? Because the San Francisco Ballet was the first ballet company to present the Nutcracker in America on Christmas Eve, 1944! In honor of this…

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What is a Concertmaster?

San Francisco Symphony meet the concertmaster

What is the Role of a Concertmaster in a Symphony? Before a symphony concert begins, you’ll notice a few things happen first… Once the audience has taken their seats, outcomes a violinist and everyone begins to clap. This violinist takes a bow and then turns to the oboist for a tuning note. After the orchestra…

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Go Beyond the Ordinary Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers hold a special place in our hearts. One of hope. One of peace. And one of love. Abraham Lincoln once said,  “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” And when asked how she would describe her mother, Maya Angelou replied, “To describe my mother would be to…

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5 Things You Should Know Before Seeing Hamilton 

Since 2015, Hamilton has been one of the most celebrated Broadway shows around the world. It has won countless awards, pushed boundaries on the traditional Broadway show format and the soundtrack was the first-ever cast album to top Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart. Want to know more about this the show’s origin and how it…

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Red Curtain Addict Top Concert Picks: April 2019

It looks like it’s going to be another month of rain in the Bay Area… BUT we’ve got some fun musical experience that are guaranteed to brighten up your day and keep you from going stir crazy at home. From Broadway hits, West Coast Premieres and Red Curtain Addict Nights Out, we think you’re going…

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Red Curtain Addict Top Concert Picks: March 2019

Spring is just around the corner and so are some amazing concert performances and exciting premieres! There were so many experiences to choose from this month but we narrowed it down to five that are must-see performances. We start the month with a world premiere performed by San Francisco’s internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, ODC and…

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Red Curtain Addict Top Concert Picks: February 2019

It’s the month of LOVE and we’re so excited to share our top picks that are perfect for a memorable date night! Going to a concert is a great way for you and your special someone to be still, be present, and be in the moment together. So make a night out of it – get dressed…

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Red Curtain Addict Top Concert Picks: January 2019

Can you believe that 2019 is already here? A New Year marks exciting and fresh beginnings and fun resolutions to try something new. This year, we are challenge you to attend musical experiences that push your boundaries and challenges your perceptions. You never know, you might find a new ” arts addition” that you never…

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