We spend a lot of time looking back at the music of past composers but this time, we’re looking to the present. Composer Nathaniel Stookey recently released an album of his new work called ZIPPERZ and we are absolutely in LOVE with it! Let’s just say, it’s not your standard classical music experience just like…

This week the San Francisco Symphony held their first ever Oktoberfest at the Davis Symphony Hall! Before the performance began, we had the opportunity to attend their speakeasy VIP biergarten. We called it a “speakeasy” because each VIP guest was escorted through a secret passage backstage that didn’t seem like much until you reached a…

Pop-up biergarten anyone? This week the San Francisco Symphony is celebrating Oktoberfest with a VIP beirgarten at the Davis Symphony Hall with live music, unlimited beer, brats and games. Afterwards, Christian Reif will be conducting the San Francisco Symphony in an Oktoberfest-inspired concert featuring festive drinking songs, polkas and waltzes. We sat down with Christian to…

This isn’t just another write-up about what people wore on the red carpet and how they styled their hair. We spent the night scouting out the musicians, staff and the behind-the-scenes celebrities that turned a typical Thursday night into a full-fledged musical affair. (Scroll down for our exclusive video footage!) First, we headed over to…

Do you know what an OOVE is? We didn’t either. That is until we met with composer Nathaniel Stookey who told us about this brand new instrument that inspired his new piece called YTTE (Yield To Total Elation). The OOVE was made by a friend of his, Oliver DiCicco who has a workshop in San…