Features

Andrew Gilbert - June 1, 2020

Here are six great recommendations for beating the blues with recent recordings by Bay Area jazz heroes.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 30, 2020

We take an inside look at three of the unsung heroes of contemporary opera.

Paul Kotapish - May 26, 2020

Here are some of our favorite interactive “Google Doodles” that explore music-making and history.

Michael Zwiebach - May 26, 2020

The composer’s campaign to have a hit at the Paris Opera tells us a lot about writing for big opera houses today.

Andrew Gilbert - May 25, 2020

The prolific jazz composer/clarinetist finds inspiration in seclusion for his Plague Diary.

Yoshi Kato - May 19, 2020

Jazz artists follow the lead of the classical world in finding new sources of patronage.

Jim Farber - May 15, 2020

Orchestras, opera companies, and their support services figure out paths forward amid too much uncertainty.

Michael Zwiebach - May 12, 2020

Fantastic performances from a week spent strolling the internet.

Paul Kotapish - May 12, 2020

Porch concerts provide live music for locals all over the “Island City” on Friday evenings.

Andrew Gilbert - May 5, 2020

The lockdown hasn’t put a hold on making fresh music and sharing it with the world for these five creative pairs.