Artist Spotlights

Lou Fancher - April 25, 2021

The eclectic Iranian-American composer talks about his wide-ranging roots, creating meaningful music, and his ongoing work with children.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 19, 2021

In town to conduct SFO’s groundbreaking Barber of Seville, the rising star talks about his journey from church choir to conductor’s podium.

Lou Fancher - April 13, 2021

The Rainin Fellowship recipient talks about her spiritual approach to creating new work and how it has evolved during the pandemic.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 11, 2021

A conversation with CAP UCLA’s executive and artistic director reveals the serious challenges of mounting an original season virtually, and the equal test of getting ready for reopening.

Jeff Kaliss - April 5, 2021

The fearless saxophonist and composer talks about his latest explorations with three top pianists.


Lou Fancher - March 29, 2021

The composer finds musical inspiration in children’s games, puzzles, found sound, and above all else, other creative spirits.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 26, 2021

The accomplished musician has a burgeoning career in stand-up comedy.

Lou Fancher - March 8, 2021

The Puerto Rican composer and multi-instrumentalist talks to SFCV about her latest works and finding new ways to make music in 2021.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 22, 2021

Hear the keyboard master perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations for Cal Performances starting March 4.

Lily O'Brien - February 13, 2021

Celebrating a new album out this week, the Grammy-winning soprano shares her backstory and insight into her embrace of diverse musical styles.