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Feature Article
January 6, 2015

The great pianist talks about his ambitious San Francisco recital, the anxieties of recording, and making friends in the business.

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Feature Article
December 2, 2014

In San Francisco Opera’s understudy room, a sense of camaraderie and good humor prevails, as singers watch a production they’ve prepared to perform, but which will go on without them.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 30, 2014

A stellar return from Finnish guest conductor Susanna Mälkki, an admirable performance by Jeremy Denk, and a climactic 30 seconds of ecstasy in a seven-minute “aperitif” not heard here since the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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Opera Review
November 24, 2014

In many ways a trailblazer, Florencia en el Amazonas was the first Spanish-language opera to be commissioned by a major opera company north of the Rio Grande. Its prodigal return to the Chandler Pavilion was problematic.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 24, 2014
The future of music arrived at Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday in the form of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. SFCV's own star teen pianist reviews his peers.
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Opera Review
November 16, 2014

San Francisco Opera's splendid new production of Puccini's 1896 La bohème features two strong lineups of singers in the double-cast 13-performance series, with Giuseppe Finzi leading the Opera Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 9, 2014

The San Francisco Wind Ensemble showed maturity beyond its years in a performance of Ferrer Ferrán's, Symphony No. 4, “El Coloso.” Read the review.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 10, 2014

There was so much energy and uplift to the Philharmonia Baroqueʼs concert with countertenor Andreas Scholl, it felt like a party.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 10, 2014

There was so much energy and uplift to the Philharmonia Baroqueʼs concert with countertenor Andreas Scholl, it felt like a party.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 10, 2014

There was so much energy and uplift to the Philharmonia Baroqueʼs concert with countertenor Andreas Scholl, it felt like a party.

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