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.


Feature Article
July 4, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic writes about rebuilding his life after a traumatic brain injury.

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Feature Article
June 28, 2016

David Gockley tells the story of the San Francisco tradition he created and reflects on his record as an operatic populist.

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Feature Article
June 24, 2016

Your cheat sheet to 18 different festivals across California and the West Coast.

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Feature Article
June 21, 2016

The sfSoundFestival focuses on the fringes of musical notation, keyboardists convene at Cliburn Competion, and more.

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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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