Artist Spotlights

Michael Zwiebach - September 26, 2023

The star violinist and entrepreneur arrives in Walnut Creek to play Wynton Marsalis with the California Symphony.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 26, 2023

Not a fan of social media, intrigued by the novels of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Borrow is charting his own path and playing music he loves.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 18, 2023

The mezzo-soprano is singing in back-to-back productions of Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville this fall.

Michael Zwiebach - September 12, 2023

Master of electronica though he is, the composer of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs links his ideals to 19th-century programmatic music.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 12, 2023

The singer has a commanding voice, but she continues to train and extend it, enjoying all of the practice and rehearsal along the way.

Emily Wilson - September 6, 2023

The Romanian singer, making his SF Opera debut in Il trovatore, has been well taught but also has the right tools for the trade.

Tom Jacobs - September 5, 2023

The Met Opera trombonist has a bird’s-eye view of the industry from teaching at Juilliard and Santa Barbara’s Music Academy.

Keith Gleason - August 29, 2023

The young lyric tenor talks up the advantages of the company’s apprenticeship model as he takes on his first starring roles.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 21, 2023

The violinist, whose latest album drops this month, continues to explore new music, overlooked works by Black composers, and much else.

Tom Jacobs - August 21, 2023

The San Francisco native reflects on his inspirations, his writing process, and finding his own musical voice.