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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tickets Still Available for Carter Centenary Celebration!

Email today from San Francisco Performances indicates that you can still buy tickets to the Elliott Carter Centenary Celebration. It's this weekend at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, south of Market in San Francisco.

C'mon, folks: he's only going to turn 100 once. And you're not going to have too many opportunities to hear the Pacifica Quartet play all five string quartets (to date) and the great Ursula Oppens play all of the piano music (to date) on one weekend.

Personal to David Schiff: Wait a decade or so before issuing the third edition of your excellent book. Bet you thought you wouldn't need one, back in 1998 when the second edition was published.

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