Features

Jeff Kaliss - February 15, 2021

Renée Fleming and her Sound Health Network champion Indre Viskontas’s comprehensive review of music and brain development research.

Michael Zwiebach - February 8, 2021

As the NEA continues to dole out project-based grants effectively, we’re reminded that artists need and deserve more than that.

Michael Zwiebach - February 6, 2021

If there’s a lesson in this preeminent American composer’s work, it’s that reimagining the past in art can lead to liberation.

Andrew Gilbert - February 1, 2021

An appreciation of a Bay Area jazz stalwart and “the world’s most interesting man.”

Annelies Zijderveld - January 25, 2021

Chelsea Hollow’s Young Activists’ Songbook helps young musicians, artists, and poets come together to combat isolation.

Tom Jacobs - January 18, 2021

Arts organizations are flush with fresh ideas about how the arts can be central to rebuilding America’s economy and sense of community.

Andrew Gilbert - January 12, 2021

The pandemic has taken a cruel toll on jazz artists and venues around the globe.

Emily Wilson - January 12, 2021

From aiding recovery from injury to coping with chronic illness and easing the transition from life to death, music has powers to soothe the mind and the body.

Jeremy Reynolds - January 5, 2021

Top players weigh in on what’s driving new-music’s fascination with percussion ensembles.

Andrew Gilbert - January 5, 2021

Meet Gunhild Carling, who’s world famous everywhere but at home. See her livestream on Jan. 7 from Piedmont Piano.