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 25, 2015

The wait is over. We look at the winners of our first-ever Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 11, 2015

Curious Flights announces its upcoming season, and Seiji Ozawa suffers a hip fracture after a fall.

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August 7, 2015

SFCV sits down with the composers to discuss their pieces, Absolute Jest and Radial Play, and what is next.

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July 28, 2015

Prize-winning tenor Darren Pene Pati returns from the London Operalia with a surprise for his voice coach, and the Independent praises MTT/S.F. Symphony record.

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July 23, 2015

Acoustician Sam Berkow talks about what it takes to tune up the venue’s sound system.

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July 20, 2015

As arts promoters and publicity teams deviate more from traditional norms, we’re finding unexpected connections with other industries, like sports. Find out how some ambitious symphony executives are remaking their brands.

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July 14, 2015

Glorious vocal recordings by three different artists are reason enough to spend some of your summer reclining with earbuds in place.

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July 14, 2015

Marin Marais' 1709 opera Sémélé gets a long overdue North American premiere, and a concert that will purposely put you to sleep.

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July 6, 2015

A look at the world of standing-room opera attendees.

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July 1, 2015

Misty Copeland is now the only African-American principal dancer among America’s top three ballet companies.

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