Features

Georgia Rowe - July 8, 2008
The summer music season has arrived and, as always, there’s no shortage of worthy events in and around the Bay Area.
David Bratman - July 1, 2008
San José, as its boosters like to point out, is now the largest city in Northern California. But if it’s the leader in population, it has a ways to go to catch up to San Francisco in cultural influence. Still, San José is far from the cultural desert that its flat sprawling landscape might suggest to residents of hillier, more congested parts of the Bay Area.
Lisa Houston - June 24, 2008
Philadelphia-born bass-baritone Eric Owens returns to San Francisco Opera this month to sing the role of the King of Scotland in Ariodante.
Lisa Houston - June 17, 2008

Philadelphia-born bass-baritone Eric Owens returns to San Francisco Opera this month to sing the role of the King of Scotland in Ariodante.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 10, 2008
The setting is as monumental as it is humbling.
Janos Gereben - June 3, 2008
I had to look up the date, but the scene itself is still clear in my mind after so many years.
Michael Zwiebach - May 27, 2008
Every year, as May turns to June, arts communities recognize the rites of summer with festival concert series.
Jason Victor Serinus - May 20, 2008
Lynn Harrell is one vital man. In the middle of an extended phone conversation about his forthcoming S.F. Jazz gig — he plays J.S. Bach’s complete Suites for Solo Cello this Thursday and Friday night in Grace Cathedral — the voice of a child punctuates the proceedings.
Georgia Rowe - May 13, 2008
It’s fitting that Ruth Ann Swenson should celebrate the 25th anniversary of her operatic debut with a return to San Francisco Opera. The soprano’s illustrious career, which has taken her to opera houses around the world, got its start here with the company she calls “home.” This month, the company plans to honor Swenson in style. In a special ceremony on July 6, S.F.
Janos Gereben - May 6, 2008
Leif Ove Andsnes is a pianist with an enormous repertory, ranging from classics to many contemporary composers, so you might presume that performing the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major Op.