Artist Spotlights

Lisa Houston - December 21, 2020

Hot off her success in Porgy and Bess and a nonstop run of gigs, the feted singer reflects on an artist’s life in the mandated slow lane.

Lou Fancher - December 14, 2020

We chat with the tireless vocalist about her television special, life during lockdown, and her illustrious career.

Lisa Houston - November 30, 2020

The renowned mezzo-soprano talks about opera in the age of COVID-19 and her upcoming role in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers with Opera San José.

Lou Fancher - November 3, 2020

We check in with the composer about her recent Heinz Award, her program pairing composers with performers, and how she stays more than busy despite the challenges.

Jeff Kaliss - October 26, 2020

The dynamo conductor, composer, and performer shares news from the Louisville Orchestra, tales from his Bay Area upbringing, and his upbeat philosophy.

Lou Fancher - October 19, 2020

The violinist and composer made her name with powerhouse pop and hip-hop covers and playing with Beyoncé, but she has Beethoven on her mind, too.

Jeff Kaliss - October 19, 2020

The new-music godfather talks about his long career, the evolution of contemporary music, and why he’s not leaping on the livestream bandwagon.

Lisa Houston - October 12, 2020

The revered choral director reflects on a career spent cultivating young vocal talent.

Lou Fancher - October 5, 2020

With a full slate of ongoing performances and teaching gigs, the jazz violinist is keeping himself more than busy. He tells SFCV how he manages it all.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 25, 2020

The Los Angeles piano duo swept the 2020 Audience Choice Awards. Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff fill us in on their latest projects.