Artist Spotlights

Jeff Kaliss - February 14, 2022

The pedal-steel guitar virtuoso talks about his instrument, its role in Black gospel music, and much more. He plays in Oakland on Feb. 27.

Janos Gereben - February 14, 2022

Hope tells SFCV about his early years with Yehudi Menuhin, his whirlwind of activity during the pandemic, and his plans with the NCCO.

Lou Fancher - February 7, 2022

The stage and screen star tells SFCV about her choices for the Feb. 12 concert.

Emily Wilson - February 7, 2022

The musical ambassador talks about the challenges of playing the pipa, communicating through music, and her special bond with Lou Harrison.

Tom Jacobs - January 29, 2022

The acclaimed mezzo’s new CD debuts 17 new songs written for her during the pandemic.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 24, 2022

In advance of performing with MTT and the SF Symphony Jan. 27–29, the pianist talks about playing Liszt and the “new normal.”

Tom Jacobs - January 15, 2022

The revered Hollywood Bowl conductor talks about bringing the jazz legend’s symphonic works into the canon, and reveals the challenges of “COVID conducting.”

Lou Fancher - December 13, 2021

With six decades in the music industry, singing and teaching, Carol has accumulated a very rare wisdom in addition to her musicianship.

Jason Victor Serinus - December 13, 2021

The intrepid pianist talks about performing works by 54 women composers in her upcoming seven-hour marathon at BAMPFA.

Victoria Looseleaf - December 6, 2021

The polymath composer tells SFCV about his creative process and curating the latest installment of SFS’s genre-busting music showcase.