Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Choral Review
March 28, 2017

Magen Solomon’s unusually broad program showcases nearly a millennium of music by and about women.

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Chamber Music Review
March 28, 2017

The peerless ensemble illuminates quartets of Ravel, Berg, and Debussy.

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Chamber Music Review
March 21, 2017

A radiant performance of Pergolesi’s masterwork eclipses the balance of the program.

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Chamber Music Review
March 21, 2017

An inspired collaboration between the New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer features Franco-American themes.

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Recital Review
March 21, 2017

Two great artists go deep into Schubert’s final compositions.

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Recital Review
March 21, 2017

You want to listen to this gorgeous voice, even if the song interpretations could go deeper.

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Chamber Music Review
March 14, 2017

Cécile McLorin Salvant with Aaron Diehl’s ensemble found delicate emotional harmony in their all-encompassing performance.

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Chamber Music Review
March 7, 2017

The student-run Hot Air Festival at S.F. Conservatory is always fresh, with a few highlights for new music fans.

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Chamber Music Review
March 7, 2017

Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio is just one highlight in a strong program from the Gold Coast Chamber Players.

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Recital Review
March 7, 2017

The cellist’s Forward Music Project brings social issues affecting women to the fore.

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