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
August 23, 2016

Music Director Robert Geary’s intimate knowledge of Verdi’s choral masterpiece anchored a strong, if flawed, performance.

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Chamber Music Review
August 20, 2016

After playing second fiddle to text on Lang’s new piece, cellist Maya Beiser shines on his earlier world to come.

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Recital Review
August 16, 2016

New Piano Collective’s second inaugural program ranged from the sublime to the silly.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 16, 2016

The North American premiere of a 1734 Handel serenata is an interesting glimpse of the composer fulfilling his duties as unofficial court composer. Eyes and ears were on some of the strongly cast soloists.

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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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