Salon97’s First Official Fundraiser!

We kicked off our first online fundraiser on Wednesday. Exciting! Please visit our link on IndieGoGo to support Salon97 and our continued events and content: http://www.indiegogo.com/Salon97 After two-and-a-half years of making classical music approachable and fun, the time has come to foster our continued growth by beginning the search for institutional support. Put simply, your contribution keeps Salon97 alive and providing the events and content you’ve come to (or will come to!) know and love.

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Composer of the Week: Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz channeled his insanity into music, which we think is pretty awesome. He’s our Composer of the Week. b. December 11, 1803 in La Côte-Saint-André, France d. March 8, 1869 in Paris, France Hector Berlioz was strongly encouraged to study medicine by his physician father. His father strongly opposed music and therefore kept young Berlioz from studying piano. Berlioz did, however, manage to become proficient on the flute and guitar. After studying medicine briefly

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Composer of the Week: Astor Piazzolla

It’s October, which means summer has finally arrived in San Francisco. Time for some steamy music from the Savior of Tango, Astor Piazzolla! b. March 11, 1921 in Mar del Plata, Argentina d. July 5, 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina Astor Piazzolla was a composer, bandleader and prodigy bandoneon player who changed the world of tango. His family emigrated to New York in 1924, but Piazzolla went back to Argentina in the 1930s to study

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