Features

Andrew Gilbert - April 26, 2021

Briget Boyle and her cohort celebrate Bay Area queer musicians on Wax Collective Vol. 1. The album drops May 7.

Emily Wilson - April 26, 2021

The Oakland college has a deserved reputation for fostering independent, innovative musicians and nontraditional approaches to music-making. What happens when the gates close?

Annelies Zijderveld - April 20, 2021

Composer Raven Chacon and five collaborators conjure sonic journeys for ears only.

Andrew Gilbert - April 19, 2021

The visionary jazz pianist offers an abundance of musical riches. Here’s our guide to a few outstanding gems.

Michael Zwiebach - April 12, 2021

In April, we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s most accomplished and generous composers.

Jim Farber - April 5, 2021

As California relaxes restrictions on indoor gathering, arts administrators work to set schedules and procedures for live performances.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 5, 2021

Our guide to some of the superbly gifted mezzo-soprano’s very finest performances.

Andrew Gilbert - April 5, 2021

Outstanding composers, performers, and producers are featured in 2021’s online celebration of Brazil’s sprightly, jazz-inflected chamber tradition.

Michael Zwiebach - March 30, 2021

The Kennedy Center honoree is still just in mid-career. Here’s a guide to three decades of her recordings.

Tim Greiving - March 30, 2021

This year’s nominees for music confirm that sweeping symphonic scores don’t rule automatically anymore.