Artist Spotlights

Lev Mamuya - September 26, 2022

As Both gets set for its Los Angeles premiere, the composer talks about what this major piece means and how her process factors in.

Emily Wilson - September 19, 2022

The famed pianist chats about his early training, teaching the next generation, and an upcoming concert for San Francisco Performances.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 10, 2022

The tenor sings Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor starting this month, and he shares the special chemistry he has with the company.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 7, 2022

Before his Hollywood Bowl appearance, the pianist chats about his life, work, and new album, The Disney Book.

Jeff Kaliss - September 7, 2022

The Bay Area music director talks about his career and the upcoming California Symphony season.

Lisa Houston - August 29, 2022

The soprano, who’s creating the role in John Adams’s new work at SF Opera, chats with SFCV about approaching a legendary character.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 8, 2022

The much-in-demand conductor makes her LA Phil debut this month, ahead of taking up the baton with LA Opera for the next several seasons.

Tom Jacobs - August 8, 2022

SFCV chats with the composer who, at 83, is still finding new challenges, be it writing his next piece or conducting another performance.

Emily Wilson - July 25, 2022

Red Culebra’s performance blends Indigenous storytelling, electronics, dance, and animation, but the audience also has work to do.

Lou Fancher - July 15, 2022

The vocalist has much to share about jazz, the human condition, politics, and the creative life. Here, she drops just a bit of her accumulated wisdom.