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
May 23, 2017

The Sitkovetsky Trio and David Shifrin deliver an emotionally complex, vibrant program.

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Recital Review
May 19, 2017

The soprano offers a rare bouquet, delivered with splendid technique and expressiveness.

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Choral Review
May 16, 2017

It’s not easy to produce a good performance of Stockhausen’s tricky, modernist masterpiece, but credit to Voices of Silicon Valley for trying.

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Chamber Music Review
May 12, 2017

Japanese chamber opera informs the composer’s multimedia A Line Becomes a Circle

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Choral Review
May 9, 2017

Brilliant vocal soloists and solid playing from a group of new faces in the ABS orchestra enlivened Handel's oratorio.

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Recital Review
May 4, 2017

The solo cellist presented strong works by Augusta Thomas Read, Missy Mazzoli, Anna Clyne, and Gity Razaz.

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Chamber Music Review
May 2, 2017

The trio’s peerless musicianship and their unusual combination of cello, bass, and mandolin result in fresh interpretations of classic material.

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Chamber Music Review
May 2, 2017

The intrepid ensemble explores the fringes of music and the universe with a world premiere and three recent compositions.

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Chamber Music Review
May 2, 2017

Pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin pair up in a fiery repertoire.

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Chamber Music Review
April 27, 2017

The long-running European ensemble is a new sensation here, and for good reason.

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