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!


Chamber Music Review
January 11, 2017

The Rule of Three ruled this show, featuring a varied trio of concertos.

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Chamber Music Review
December 20, 2016

The piano and violin duet explores a satisfying range of contemporary pieces.

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Chamber Music Review
December 20, 2016

The renowned oudist and singer shares the stage with his talented sons but can’t shake the limelight.

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Recital Review
December 16, 2016

Eclipsing the nature imagery and hopefulness embedded in some of Mahler’s songs, the fine baritone went down a pessimistic path.

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Chamber Music Review
December 13, 2016

A lovingly curated evening of great music provides just a few snapshots of the composer’s kaleidoscopic career.

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Chamber Music Review
December 8, 2016

The soprano and percussionist add spice to the mix as Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s newest members.

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Chamber Music Review
December 6, 2016

A new multimedia quartet highlights a striking program of Kronos-commissioned works.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
December 6, 2016

Orchestra, chorus, and soloists coalesce under McGegan’s baton to bring down the walls in Palo Alto.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 15, 2016

The early music group delves into love, Italian style.

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Chamber Music Review
November 15, 2016

Composer Andy Akiho evokes computers instead of using them in his piano quintet. Maybe that’s the secret of his success.

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