Learning first generation

Stories from the Book

There is no easy answer to those questions, just as there was no easy answer for me as I navigated being a first-generation Indian American growing up.
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An illustration of columnist Annalise Kamegawa.

Annalise: Doesn’t know music

At This Point

But I did realize that my freshman year of college has marked a start of a significant period in my life — one in which I’ve begun to hear the music that plays behind my dearest memories.
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Beethoven’s sick beats

It was cool at the time

Because I wasn’t immediately learning what I wanted to play, I wasn’t interested. I didn’t pay attention at all for the first two months of lessons. Apparently, during that period he taught me how to read music, and I missed all of it.
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How to make the most of the last days of summer

As the time goes by and summer draws to a close, we are filled with regret for the things we said we would do but didn’t. We told ourselves we’d try something new, get some summer reading done, etc. We have a few weeks before classes officially start, and instead
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UC Berkeley’s Symphony Orchestra closes on a beautiful note

Playing with textures, rhythms and musical shapes, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra closed its fall season with a dynamic program of pieces from the modernist and contemporary eras of classical music from Dec. 11-13 at Hertz Hall. Incorporating selections from Witold Lutoslawski, Gyorgy Ligeti and Richard Strauss, the orchestra combined
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Pianist Yuja Wang astounds in San Francisco performance

At only 27 years old, Yuja Wang has received unprecedented praise for her talents as a classical pianist. Her captivating stage presence has allowed her to travel to symphony halls throughout Asia, Europe and North America. On Dec. 1, Wang returned to Davies Symphony Hall for her third recital under
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