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
January 31, 2017

Ensemble Signal shines in a program of recent Steve Reich works that demand precision and verve.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 31, 2017

Flat programming and dull arrangements don’t fulfill the promise of the revered ensemble.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 31, 2017

Philharmonia Baroque offers a bit of arcane music history along with fine performances of Mozart and Haydn.

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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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Dance Review
January 28, 2017

S.F. Ballet’s resident choreographer delivers a new work revisiting the Russian Revolution.

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Dance Review
January 27, 2017

Choreographer Jiří Bubeníček adds another remarkable, new work to the company’s repertory.

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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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Opera Review
January 24, 2017

Stephen Eddins’s adaptation of a Eudora Welty story is the highlight of a strong program of works in progress.

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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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