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 28, 2017

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

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 28, 2017

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

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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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Dance Review
February 17, 2017

Batsheva Dance Company goes Gaga without apologies.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
February 14, 2017

The highlights, including a rare chaconne by Marin Marais, stuck with you.

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Recital Review
February 14, 2017

The French pianist offers surprising insights into works by Ravel and Medtner.

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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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Opera Review
February 14, 2017

The lighthearted opera packs a serious, newly relevant punch.

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Chamber Music Review
February 7, 2017

The Kronos Quartet prepares us for the future of music with “Here and Now.”

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