Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


Editorial
June 20, 2016

Running an opera company is like running a marathon: preparation, planning, and attention to detail determine whether you get to the finish line.

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Feature Article
June 20, 2016

The highly regarded vocal ensemble teams up with innovative director Erika Chong Shuch at Berkeley Rep’s Summer Residency Lab.

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Feature Article
June 7, 2016

A bassist aces the Klein competition, pianos bloom in the garden, and young musicians find support in Silicon Valley.

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Feature Article
May 24, 2016

Merola’s summer Schwabacher concerts, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor gets a fresh hearing in Red Velvet, and an unexpected Facebook diva.

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Feature Article
May 23, 2016

Kaija Saariaho headlines at Ojai and Ojai North this year, sharing time with Tania Leon, Dina El Wedidi, Airuna Sairam, soprano Julia Bullock, and musicologist Susan McClary.

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Feature Article
May 10, 2016

Jake Heggie's new opera edges closer to San Francisco, a new Scrooge at 42nd Street Moon, and a showcase for ballet students.

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Feature Article
May 3, 2016

Approaching the end of their collaboration, Cypress Quartet returns to their roots in a series of performances in unusual locales.

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Feature Article
April 26, 2016

Facebook streams a Mason Bates premiere, the S.F. Girls Chorus hits N.Y.C., and the Ethnic Dance Festival bring the world to the Palace of Fine Arts.

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Feature Article
April 21, 2016

The modern music conservatory needs to graduate healthy, aware people – and deal with the potential for abuse of the mentoring system, says arts administrator Jenny Bilfield.

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Feature Article
April 18, 2016

The talented countertenor died April 18, 2016, at the age of 49.

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