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

Victoria Looseleaf - May 8, 2023

The singer-songwriter discusses her collaboration with string quartet Brooklyn Rider, celebrating the power of beauty as a political act.

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.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 2, 2023

Jazz, spirituals, and classical song merge in an intriguing crossover event.

Andrew Gilbert - April 24, 2023

Touring with star mezzo J’Nai Bridges in a program titled “Notes on Hope,” Owens is also taking advantage of residencies that tap his multiple skill sets.

Andrew Gilbert - April 17, 2023

The celebrated Kurdish vocalist returns to San Francisco with a set that’s personal — but also unintentionally political.

Richard S. Ginell - March 28, 2023

The newly minted Grammy Award winner delivers a remarkably polished set at The Soraya.

Richard S. Ginell - March 21, 2023

The great trumpeter and his E-Collective group finally play a concert that was scheduled for three years ago.

Jeff Kaliss - March 21, 2023

Opened just five months ago, the “sacred space” for jazz has plugged a lot of gaps for S.F.-connected musicians.

Andrew Gilbert - March 13, 2023

The saxophonist/composer, a key figure in the Afrofuturist movement, celebrates 50 years of his band as he moves into new creative territory.

Andrew Gilbert - March 3, 2023

Many of these artists have been getting the spotlight year-round from leading presenters, and rightly so.