Jim Farber - June 6, 2023

The multitalented composer and performer is aiming at a festival that ignores musical boundaries and questions standard narratives.

Tom Jacobs - June 6, 2023

The university’s Brain and Creativity Institute and classical station KUSC collaborate on a concert and panel discussion. 

Molly Colin - May 31, 2023

Director Peter Sellars helms the concert version of the opera at the SF Symphony, with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.

Andrew Gilbert - May 23, 2023

The eminent guitarist pulls together his compadres for a retrospective at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.

Tom Jacobs - May 19, 2023

Immune to rigid ideologies, Ligeti made music that was both tactile and intellectual, a postwar avant-gardist who still attracts audiences.

Iris Kwok - May 19, 2023

Retiring after 17 years at the Center, the executive and arts advocate had an enormous impact on the university and the region.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2023

Unfolding over six hours, Stranger Love is composer Dylan Mattingly’s attempt at a transformative work that marries philosophical ideas and everyday experience.

Lev Mamuya - May 9, 2023

Music complements visual curators’ work at the Gardner, and Steel’s innovations have brought programming to a new level of vitality.

Andrew Gilbert - May 8, 2023

After four years away, the company is back at Herbst Theatre with a new production that blends tradition and experimentation.

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