Features

Jim Farber - August 8, 2022

This year, musicians, staff, and orchestra managers are overstretched and facing high-risk contract negotiations.

Richard S. Ginell - August 1, 2022

Genius pianist, oddball, polemicist — here’s Gould at his best, including a lot of things that deserve more notoriety.

Andrew Gilbert - July 25, 2022

Bassist Giulio Cetto was a vital presence on the Bay Area jazz scene before an accident struck, but he rallied with the help of the community.

Jeff Kaliss - July 11, 2022

Da-Hong Seetoo trained as a virtuoso violinist, but for the past several decades, he’s made his biggest impact as an audio engineer.

Molly Colin - July 6, 2022

The world is finally awakening to the fraught, fascinating history of Ukrainian classical music.

Jonathan Curiel - June 27, 2022

Chanel “Byb” Bibene brings his dance piece about sartorial reinvention to the SF International Arts Festival.

Andrew Gilbert - June 20, 2022

The pandemic accelerated a trend that had been brewing for some time: Many major players are now based on the West Coast.

Jonathan Curiel - June 5, 2022

In Daughters of the Delta, Michelle Jacques delves into her Louisiana roots to honor the legacy of the women musicians who brought their music north.

Nicholas Jones - May 31, 2022

The viola da gamba’s foremost proponent has a vast and often bewildering back catalog. Here are some suggestions for dipping your ear in.