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.


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August 29, 2016

The results are in. We look at the winners of our second-annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 26, 2016

Getting to the core of Cao Xuequin’s epic novel and translating it into opera has been an epic journey in itself for the creative team.

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August 16, 2016

Free Concerts From the Morrison Artist Series, Robert Commanday on the Founding of SFCV, and news from Opera Parallèle.

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August 2, 2016

Conductors Khuner and Jobin have adventures, the S.F. Choral Society scales the heights of Verdi’s Requiem, the S.F. Symphony brings in the stars for the fall season, and more.

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July 26, 2016

Author/pianist Stuart Isacoff recounts the dramatic story of Van Cliburn’s Tchaikovsky Competition victory at the height of the Cold War.

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July 15, 2016

Your cheat-sheet to the next few weeks of the BBC Proms, S.F. Opera percussionist Patti Niemi's view from the back, classical musicians on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more.

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July 12, 2016

Rise up amateurs. Eric Kujawsky is not accepting second-class status for his orchestra of music lovers.

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July 12, 2016

Surprise: Many of our favorite novels and nonfiction books feature music and musicians. Here are some recommendations for great beachside reading.

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July 5, 2016

T.A. takes a page from MTT’s playbook, but develops it in his own way.

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July 5, 2016

Donald Pippen is still in the pocket, what music directors earn, and a sneak peak at the S.F. Ballet at work.

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