Features

Andrew Gilbert - October 25, 2021

Cal Performances names the four-time Grammy winner as artist-in-residence for the 2021–2022 season. Catch her celebrated reimagining of Remain in Light on Oct. 29.

Lou Fancher - October 5, 2021

Following the whirlwind of revelations, allegations, and promises of reform, we ask opera insiders about the state of the art since the rise of #MeToo, BLM, and the pandemic.

Andrew Gilbert - October 4, 2021

At just a fifth its prepandemic size, the world’s premier jazz gathering provides a deeper, more focused musical experience.

Michael Zwiebach - September 28, 2021

The Bay Area musician collaborates with choreographer Christy Funsch on an ambitious dance project.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 27, 2021

Sony releases a deluxe box set replete with every RCA Victor recording, plus rarities, previously unreleased recordings, and a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book.

Andrew Gilbert - September 20, 2021

Local radio stations and archives are scrambling to preserve the Bay Area’s rich legacy of broadcast music and interviews with jazz legends.

Tamzin Elliott - September 19, 2021

Three bold new recordings take different routes to connecting classical with the rest of the musical world.

Jim Farber - September 14, 2021

As performances return, musicians have to be prepared for the stresses of the job. Here’s how they do it.

Michael Zwiebach - September 8, 2021

In her long conducting career, Alsop has often been first, but she’s also a standout recording star.

Bill Doggett - September 2, 2021

Harry Pace’s recording company publicized important artists but faced impossible hurdles.