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
June 27, 2016

A collaborative song cycle explores the intersection of photography and music.

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Recital Review
May 31, 2016

The pianist’s remarkable technique and musicianship added sparkle to the pedestrian and clarity to the obscure.

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Choral Review
May 17, 2016

Dr. Magen Solomon has guided the venerable community choir to new levels of artistry.

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Recital Review
April 28, 2016

The violinist's recital featured Bach and a brand-new, Bach-inspired partita.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
April 26, 2016

Despite the large forces arrayed for the Easter and Ascension Oratorios, Jeffrey Thomas and his musicians achieve chamber music-like clarity and unforced communication.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2016

The violinist and the video artist team up for a Bach-plus-video performance that was intriguingly different from other classical-plus-video projects.

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Choral Review
April 13, 2016

The early music ensemble delivers an earthy, thrilling program exploring the relationship of the sensual and the spiritual in Renaissance vocal music.

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Recital Review
April 11, 2016

The soprano is a force to be reckoned with in art song, a communicative and soulful singer.

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Chamber Music Review
April 7, 2016

The virtuosic duo succeed with their custom blend of “esoteric acoustic guitar art songs.”

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Chamber Music Review
April 1, 2016

In their "Bridge to Beethoven" series, violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner set a contemporary composer a near-impossible task.

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