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
April 4, 2017

Along with soprano Deborah Voigt, Luisi and the DNSO are on the same wavelength, making music passionately.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 28, 2017

First chairs take the limelight in a program featuring string soloists.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 28, 2017

The orchestra pairs the premiere of Holloway’s Europa and the Bull with 20th-century masterpieces.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 14, 2017

Marek Janowski brought strongly individual ideas to Hindemith’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’ Fourth Symphony.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 28, 2017

Michael Morgan’s unusual program was inspired by Native American music.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 28, 2017

Violinist Leila Josefowicz is masterful in one of the composer’s finest scores.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 21, 2017

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

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 21, 2017

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

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 14, 2017

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

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 7, 2017

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

More »

Pages