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Old and New

My family had a recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide that I must have listened to repeatedly when I was growing up in Palo Alto. But it was not until a┬ácouple of Thursdays ago, when I attended the San Francisco Symphony‘s … Continue reading

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Ratmansky’s Serenade

Alexei Ratmansky’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium is the first dance I’ve seen of his that’s set to American music, and it’s a knock-out. Named after the Leonard Bernstein score it faithfully follows, it is not only the best new dance … Continue reading

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