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.
Can the modern piano evolve any further? Pianist and inventor Christopher Taylor thinks so, and has been laboring to perfect a two-keyboard instrument, performing with an early near-equivalent wherever he can.More "Christopher Taylor's Quest for the Perfect Piano" »
You expect to see a folk singer with a battered guitar busking at a train station, but an operatic baritone? A quartet of cellos? Here’s what that’s about.More "Hitting the Streets: S.F. Conservatory Students Busk the City" »
With its Brooklyn Festival, the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates a phenomenon in new music, which is (or will soon be) thriving in your neighborhood, too.More "Classical Music Reinvented (Again): Brooklyn Comes to L.A." »
San José’s best venue for chamber music is continuing through a financial restructuring. But as the time to announce next year’s season arrives, some presenters are unsure of its availability and are making other plans.More "Le Petit Trianon: Next Season is On" »
As prom season begins, we bring you a playlist of old school ballroom dances from all over. Dance animates the majority of music, and it’s no different in the classical corner. As you make the last adjustments to your prom formal wear, it’s the perfect moment to dive into these formal dances.More "Strictly Ballroom Mixtape" »