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 Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 21, 2017

S.F. Symphony delivers the imposing oratorio in a fitting celebration of the composer’s 70th birthday.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 21, 2017

The piano phenom offers fiery renditions of two long, very different concertos.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 14, 2017

Philip Glass’ Orpheus Suite tops a program of musical delights.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 7, 2017

Herbert Blomstedt guides a taut, inspired reading of Beethoven’s masterpiece.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 31, 2017

The great violinist drained every ounce of emotion from Britten’s Violin Concerto in a triumphant appearance with the Marin Symphony.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 31, 2017

Joshua Roman reinforces his reputation with a masterful reading of Bates’ Cello Concerto.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 24, 2017

The close connection between violinist and conductor made for an electrifying concerto performance.

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Modern Classical Review
January 24, 2017

A linguistic theme permeated great performances highlighting the work of two Stanford faculty composers.

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Modern Classical Review
January 24, 2017

Excerpts proved the rule at the latest set, hosted by composer Mason Bates and conductor Edwin Outwater.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 24, 2017

The chamber ensemble played with fire and grace on works from Handel, Bach, and Rameau.

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