Features

Tom Jacobs - March 14, 2022

Touring California during a pandemic is just the latest challenge for the indomitable London Symphony Orchestra.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 7, 2022

Inspired by a lost dance from 1952, this major new work is set to a score by jazz pianist/composer Jason Moran, performed live by Wild Up on March 19.

Tim Greiving - February 28, 2022

Although this year’s nominees don’t represent the industry’s growing diversity, they should be represented in the Oscars telecast.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 24, 2022

The great American soprano turned 95 in February. Here’s where to start with her storied decades of recording.

Andrew Gilbert - February 21, 2022

The singer-songwriter’s own musical journey has been informed by her father Johnny’s legacy.

Bill Doggett - February 16, 2022

This expansive essay explores the cultural contradictions of the Harlem Renaissance and American culture informing Still’s musical achievements.

Andrew Gilbert - February 14, 2022

Social-justice advocacy is all in a day’s work for the virtuosic drummer. Her run of five unique shows at SFJAZZ starts Feb. 16.

Jeremy Reynolds - February 6, 2022

A new generation of visionary directors stands tradition on its head to find relevant ways to present opera.

 

Michael Zwiebach - February 1, 2022

What to explore first in the great pianist’s recordings.

Emily Wilson - January 31, 2022

The dynamic dancer/choreographer/educator brings her company to the Hammer Theatre Feb. 4.