Features

Jeremy Reynolds - June 14, 2021

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.

Richard S. Ginell - June 7, 2021

A selection of choice cuts from the Venezuelan conductor’s extensive and wildly eclectic catalog.

Andrew Gilbert - June 5, 2021

Sentimental Journey captures war-era jazz as played by a swinging service band for troops stationed in the Pacific theater.

Annelies Zijderveld - June 2, 2021

Our guide to some of the beloved soprano’s greatest performances.

Jim Farber - May 24, 2021

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.

Andrew Gilbert - May 24, 2021

A wide-angle introduction to the deeply expressive pianist.

Paul Kotapish - May 18, 2021

A compendium of fascinating videos illustrating how all manner of musical instruments are built.

Emily Wilson - May 17, 2021

Our primer on great performances by the transcendent singer/composer.

Andrew Gilbert - May 11, 2021

A San Francisco jazz vocalist takes a deep dive into the Nigerian superstar’s songbook.

Lou Fancher - May 10, 2021

The Alameda middle-school teacher has built joyful, award-winning music ensembles, and she never let the pandemic stand in the way.