Festivals and orchestras have been programming composers like Walter Piston, Roy Harris, Harold Shapero, and more in recent years. Leon Botstein and Gil Rose explain the newfound interest.
A selection of choice cuts from the Venezuelan conductor’s extensive and wildly eclectic catalog.
Sentimental Journey captures war-era jazz as played by a swinging service band for troops stationed in the Pacific theater.
Our guide to some of the beloved soprano’s greatest performances.
The return to live performances is happening, but there is still uncertainty about what will be allowed, and how soon. We talk to NY Phil’s Deborah Borda, SF Sym’s Mark Hanson, and The Wallis’s Paul Crewes to get their thoughts.
A wide-angle introduction to the deeply expressive pianist.
A compendium of fascinating videos illustrating how all manner of musical instruments are built.
Our primer on great performances by the transcendent singer/composer.
A San Francisco jazz vocalist takes a deep dive into the Nigerian superstar’s songbook.
The Alameda middle-school teacher has built joyful, award-winning music ensembles, and she never let the pandemic stand in the way.