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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October 19, 2015

Jake Heggie's music is everywhere, and Lisa Oman is named executive director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

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October 7, 2015

The Finnish composer comes to the University of California, Berkeley Music Department this month as Bloch Professor in Residence.

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October 6, 2015

Nick Benavides joins Left Coast Chamber Ensemble as managing director, and more about the Maraghi Project.

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September 29, 2015

SFCV talks to Philharmonia Baroque’s music director about the history of the group and the early music scene.

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September 22, 2015

An impressive Herbst Theatre is set to reopen, with new features that improve the music hall's sound, and a look at the most dangerous chandelier in musical theater.

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September 15, 2015

The California Symphony has reanimated itself and is looking forward to its opening next Sunday.

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September 11, 2015

Stephanie Blythe on her upcoming role in Sweeney Todd and what she really thinks about Supertitles.

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September 10, 2015

The company’s ambitious six-performance, nine-ballet tour, Oct. 21-31, starts in Beijing and ends in Shanghai.

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September 9, 2015

The ancient art is attracting a new generation of classical musicians.

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September 9, 2015

From the “rat” Lohengrin to the violence-saturated Ring, Bayreuth 2015 featured disturbing but provoking images along with a lot of musical highlights.

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