Artist Spotlights

Jeff Kaliss - June 18, 2024

The violist and violinist, longtime members of the ensemble who are both retiring this month, reflect on 40-plus years of championing new music.

Tom Jacobs - June 16, 2024

Opera Parallèle stages Spears’s Fellow Travelers this month, while Santa Fe Opera is set for the world premiere of The Righteous later this summer.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 11, 2024

In the director’s latest opus, a vintage W.E.B. Du Bois story and a classic Baroque opera collide. Here’s why they go together.

Victoria Looseleaf - June 3, 2024

With “Shifting Ground,” a commissioning and recording project, Kenney is approaching Baroque music as the start of something contemporary.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 17, 2024

Faliks talks about her memoir, Weight in the Fingertips, and her latest album, Manuscripts Don’t Burn — the subjects of her current tour.

Louise T. Guinther - May 14, 2024

The star bass will be singing two major roles at SF Opera this year, including Sarastro in this summer’s Magic Flute.

Lily O'Brien - May 6, 2024

The conductor concludes his tenure with SFSYO this month and reflects on his time leading these skilled young musicians.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 6, 2024

Glennie has paved a remarkable path — as a soloist, as a deaf performer, and as an advocate for connection above all else.

Molly Colin - April 30, 2024

Pratt is spending more time in the Bay Area, teaching at SFCM and soloing with ensembles like New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 22, 2024

The South Korean conductor chats with SFCV about success, perseverance, and knowing when to take a chance.