SFCV’s perceptive writers report on America’s native classical music.

Andrew Gilbert - November 16, 2020

These award-winning Bay Area innovators are sculpting sound for hits on both the big screen and the home theater.

Andrew Gilbert - November 3, 2020

SFSU professor Hafez Modirzadeh proposes a fresh, far-ranging agenda for the school’s music curriculum.

Richard S. Ginell - November 3, 2020

The saxophonist/composer’s jazzy soundscape for the Michelle Obama documentary gets a full-blooded rendition that benefits from the orchestral treatment.

Jonathan Leal - October 20, 2020

In concert, the layers and cumulative, syncretic power of Joachim’s music become clear.

Richard S. Ginell - October 19, 2020

In a time of bold political statements, the latest episodes of SOUND/STAGE fit the moment, as well as providing musical relief.

Andrew Gilbert - October 13, 2020

Cal Performances at Home presents a film version of the composer’s multimedia Real Enemies on Oct. 21.

Peter Feher - October 12, 2020

The organization’s Tune In Festival addresses current crises and issues partly through artists’ work, past and present.

Michael Zwiebach - October 6, 2020

Blanchard’s first opera gets an online revival.

Michael Zwiebach - October 6, 2020

There’s a wealth of great music a couple of keystrokes away thanks to the Conservatory’s new initiative.

Lou Fancher - October 5, 2020

With a full slate of ongoing performances and teaching gigs, the jazz violinist is keeping himself more than busy. He tells SFCV how he manages it all.