The Passions of Stephen Rubin, Publisher and Music Lover Iris Kwok - January 31, 2023 Artist Spotlight Opera Parallèle Scales Everest in New Immersive Production Molly Colin - January 31, 2023 Preview Is Third Time the Charm for John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West? Jim Farber - January 31, 2023 Review Latest SF Symphony Contract Talks Go Into High Gear Music News SFS musicians, who have been playing without a contract since November, were distributing flyers outside Davies Symphony Hall last week. Chicago Symphony Visits the West Coast in Riccardo Muti’s Farewell Season Review Orchestra and music director were united in splendid interpretations of Beethoven and Mussorgsky/Ravel. Sumi Jo Stars in SF Symphony Lunar New Year Celebration Music News The Korean soprano tells SFCV about the traditional repertoire she’s bringing to the annual concert at Davies Symphony Hall. Hélène Grimaud and Wild Up Meditate on the Music of Valentin Silvestrov Review Calm, peaceful works by the Ukrainian composer contrast with the Sturm und Drang of Mozart’s D-Minor Piano Concerto at The Soraya. Greek Urban Folk Music Makes the Journey From Taverna to Salon Preview Rembetiko, a gritty tradition of song and dance engendered by a nearly forgotten war, is celebrated by the Greek Chamber Music Project. Hypnotic Discord, With a Cause: Olga Neuwirth’s Die Stadt ohne Juden Review In a rock-solid performance by the Ensemble intercontemporain, a new musical score does everything that the 1924 film could not even imagine. Third Coast Percussion’s Smooth Playing Hits Stanford Review The Chicago quartet is in its element with a program of recent works written expressly for the group. Dance SF Ballet Celebrates an Anniversary With the “[email protected]” Festival January 9, 2023 Risa Jaroslow Is the Choreographer Who Gets Everyone Talking January 3, 2023 NASA Engineer Kelley Hashemi Works Weekends — As a Ballerina December 13, 2022 Nutcracker Magic, in Its 78th Year, Returns to the War Memorial November 28, 2022 See All Dance Articles > Jazz Bidding Farewell to Departed Musicians Rich Armstrong and Andrew Speight January 23, 2023 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: History in the Making January 9, 2023 The Essential Pat Metheny December 19, 2022 The City of Angels Loses Two Guiding Jazz Spirits December 12, 2022 See All Jazz Articles > Opera Opera Parallèle Scales Everest in New Immersive Production January 31, 2023 Tenor Javier Camarena Does Signor Donizetti Proud January 31, 2023 Is Third Time the Charm for John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West? 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Review Is Third Time the Charm for John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West? Jim Farber - January 31, 2023 The opera’s latest revision, unveiled by Adams, the LA Phil, and the original cast, makes a strong case for the work. Hélène Grimaud and Wild Up Meditate on the Music of Valentin Silvestrov January 31, 2023 Chicago Symphony Visits the West Coast in Riccardo Muti’s Farewell Season January 27, 2023 Bidding Farewell to Departed Musicians Rich Armstrong and Andrew Speight January 23, 2023 Sumi Jo Stars in SF Symphony Lunar New Year Celebration January 31, 2023 Features Bidding Farewell to Departed Musicians Rich Armstrong and Andrew Speight Tackling the Bane of Musicians’ Existence: Focal Dystonia Opera as Streaming Series? Some Producers Are Embracing the Idea See All Features > Reviews Tenor Javier Camarena Does Signor Donizetti Proud Hypnotic Discord, With a Cause: Olga Neuwirth’s Die Stadt ohne Juden Is Third Time the Charm for John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West? See All Reviews > Music News Sumi Jo Stars in SF Symphony Lunar New Year Celebration SF Symphony Contract Talks Go Into High Gear SF Opera’s Post-Centennial Season Looks Both Forward and Back See All Music News > Artist Spotlights The Passions of Stephen Rubin, Publisher and Music Lover Learning to Listen With Composer and Conductor Matthias Pintscher Joyce DiDonato Is Changing the World With Eden See All Artist Spotlights > Previews Opera Parallèle Scales Everest in New Immersive Production Greek Urban Folk Music Makes the Journey From Taverna to Salon John Adams on Revising Girls of the Golden West: “One of the hardest things I’ve ever done.” See All Previews > Media Tenor Javier Camarena Does Signor Donizetti Proud Anne-Sophie Mutter Teams With Up-and-Comer for Brahms Double Concerto Steven Mackey Embraces His Status as Elder Statesman See All Media Reviews > From the Archives Continued Illness Forces MTT Into Early Retirement Music News Michael Tilson Thomas steps down as artistic director of the New World Symphony but plans to continue conducting as long as he is able. This Traviata Shows Its Age Review Glittery sets and costumes aren’t enough to save this tired production. Rhiannon Giddens Shares Her Musical Journey Artist Spotlight The eclectic singer, instrumentalist, and actor joins the SF Symphony for a diverse evening of American music. Chinese Pipa Master Min Xiao-Fen Breaks With Tradition to Explore New Genres Artist Spotlight Min tells SFCV about her anything-but-traditional approach to the pipa and her new soundtrack project with jazz guitarist Rez Abassi.