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
April 25, 2017

The acclaimed young ensemble exhibit technical mastery and nuanced interpretations of Beethoven, Haydn, and Shostakovich.

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Choral Review
April 25, 2017

Superb musicianship, unusual vocal techniques, and fascinating repertoire choices set this chorus apart.

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Chamber Music Review
April 24, 2017

Despite four delightful, beautifully performed works, the program left the listener wanting more.

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Chamber Music Review
April 24, 2017

Murat Eyuboglu’s genre-melding project comes up short, but Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche, and Jeffrey Zeigler deliver some high points.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2017

Arcadiana and The Four Quarters hold their own in the ultimate comparison — with Beethoven.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2017

Composer Aaron Gervais pairs intriguing guitar music with expressive dancers to explore a culture steeped in pharmaceuticals.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic explores the phenomenon that is contemporary Icelandic music.

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Dance Review
April 18, 2017

Vanessa Zahorian and Davit Karapetyan bid farewell to S.F. Ballet with fire and grace.

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Chamber Music Review
April 14, 2017

Composer Lucie Vítková stretches sonic boundaries to expose the essence of music-making.

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Chamber Music Review
April 13, 2017

The Icelandic quartet plays brand-new music on Baroque-period instruments.

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