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This music is the "Quartet" from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, “Rigoletto,” as performed by pianist Steven Bailey. Steven Bailey has a free performance scheduled on Sunday at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. He'll play music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Debussy.

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Today’s local music is by Dirty Denim, an all-girl band using elements of sixties garage rock and garage punk.  Should they call themselves girls? You can take it up with them when Dirty Denim appears Sunday at Bottom of the Hill in their hometown of San Francisco.

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Today’s local music is by a member of the Jupiter Chamber Players – the ensemble doesn’t have any recordings of its own. Formed in 1997, the group has included several professionals, including members of both the Oakland and San Francisco symphonies.

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Today’s local music features pianist Monica Chew, half of the Minsky Duo. She and the other half of the duo, a violinist known as Nato Green focus on Russian chamber music.

Today’s music is by The Conspiracy of Beards. They’re a local male choir that performs a-cappella versions of songs by Leonard Cohen.

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Have you ever experienced “enormous musicality?”  That’s one way critics describe Musica Pacifica, who you’re hearing now.

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Our local music for today is by Musae, a women’s vocal ensemble from San Francisco. The group is a musical collective, meaning that each singer contributes to the artistic process.  

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Today’s local music comes to us from Sun Kil Moon, a band started by singer and guitarist Mark Kozelek. Sun Kil Moon was in Europe and Japan earlier this year promoting their latest album.

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The music you're hearing now is being played by banjo master Bill Evans, when he was a guest of “A Prairie Home Companion.” He's also the author of the instructional book, Banjo for Dummies.