Features

Jim Farber - July 19, 2021

Trying to shake the pandemic and its performance restrictions is anything but straightforward.

Richard S. Ginell - July 19, 2021

He’s one of the giants of the jazz world, but he’s never settled for just one genre. SFCV has your guide to the pianist/composer’s staggering output.

Michael Zwiebach - July 13, 2021

Eight exciting new opera projects vie for one commission, as Aperture’s first year reaches its concluding episodes.

Emily Wilson - July 7, 2021

A new SFMOMA retrospective of the experimental artist’s work emphasizes his relationship with and ideas about music. Is it time for classical musicians to take him seriously?

Nicholas Jones - July 6, 2021

The brilliant Baroque violinist died in June, leaving an impressive legacy. Here’s our guide to some of her best work.

SFCV Editors - June 29, 2021

Your cheat sheet to great music festivals across California and the West — live and virtual.

Andrew Gilbert - June 28, 2021

Listen in this week as the “mama bear of the Bay Area jazz scene” reluctantly wraps up her long run on KCSM.

Jeff Kaliss - June 22, 2021

Aaron Lington’s performance of Bach chorales might be a little unusual, but then, so is everything that the inclusive Little Village Foundation records.

Richard S. Ginell - June 21, 2021

“Recovered Voices” is a thread that runs through the LA Opera music director’s four decades of recordings.

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.