Jim Farber wrote his first classical music review in 1982 for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Since then, he has been a feature writer and critic of classical music, opera, theater, and fine art for The Daily Variety, the Copley Newspapers and News Service, and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (Media News).
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The last time Dawn Upshaw appeared at the Ojai Music Festival was in June of 2006. Five years later, and now a cancer survivor, the renowned soprano will reprise her performance there. Here, she talks with SFCV about what makes the Festival unique, teaching at Bard college, and an exciting new collaboration with Peter Sellars.More »
Dawn Upshaw and Peter Sellars are collaborating to produce a unique festival that will come to Berkeley, as well. Sellars and Artistic Director Thomas Morris give SFCV the skinny.More "Ojai Music Festival: A Contemporary Music Lover’s Rite of Spring" »
The celebrated pianist essays an all-Schubert recital at three Bay Area venues, with his friend and colleague Jamie Laredo on violin.More about Chamber Music San Francisco »
Los Angeles correspondent Jim Farber takes a look at an opera company that is at home away from home, and specializes in reinventing the opera experience.More "Long Beach Opera Goes Where No Opera Company Has Gone Before" »
Joana Carneiro conducts the premiere of Mantichora for string orchestra, an exciting piece by Boosey and Hawkes Emerging Composer Du Yun that was commissioned by the Berkeley Symphony.More about Berkeley Symphony »