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 8, 2012

Here’s a way to shake up the usual and hear a broad variety of great music at the same time.

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August 6, 2012

Young composer Noah Luna finds a way to thrive in his business and support his family by embracing an array of genres, technologies, and career alternatives.

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Ars Nova Copenhagen · Paul Hillier: The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

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Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's choral works have often been described as minimalistic and economic in their expression. This CD presents six of his most important compositions, four of which are world premiere recordings. Ars Nova Copenhagen and its conductor, Paul Hillier, enjoy a longstanding friendship with Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.

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August 3, 2012

The S.F. Opera Chorus — and a star featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary In the Shadow of the Stars — has lost one of its prominent veterans.

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July 31, 2012

The musical baton is passed from Beijing to London in a gala concert featuring the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, and star percussionist Li Biao.

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July 31, 2012

Two rarely staged works, by Szymanowski and Rossini, add luster to Santa Fe Opera’s superb season.

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July 30, 2012

Arlene Sagan, music director emeritus of the 180-plus voice Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, passed away at age 84.

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Israeli Chamber Project : Opus 1

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The Israeli Chamber Project brings together some of today’s most distinguished young Israeli musicians for chamber music concerts and educational and outreach programs both in Israel and abroad. Comprised of a dynamic ensemble comprising of strings, winds, harp and piano, the Israeli Chamber Project has quickly made a name for itself through its musicianship and creative programming. Appearances in the U.S. include a Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Morrison Artists Series in San Francisco, and the group has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today.

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July 30, 2012

You’ll laugh, or maybe you’ll cry, at some of the hoariest of jokes about music and musicians.

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