Los Angeles

SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the Los Angeles area.

Tom Jacobs - September 5, 2023

The 2023–2024 season is filled with must-see concerts.

Tom Jacobs - September 5, 2023

The Met Opera trombonist has a bird’s-eye view of the industry from teaching at Juilliard and Santa Barbara’s Music Academy.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 5, 2023

The New York City company founded by two Alvin Ailey alumni is having something of an L.A. moment.

Lev Mamuya - August 29, 2023

Josh Shaw’s clever update is of a piece with the original and has great singing to boot.

Tom Jacobs - August 29, 2023

Accordion virtuoso Julien Labro and percussionist Ji Hye Jung lead an impressive lineup that also includes a new in-house Baroque ensemble.

Richard S. Ginell - August 28, 2023

Backed by Teddy Abrams and the LA Phil, Thile gives the West Coast premiere of his own zany, always engaging piece.

SFCV Editors - August 22, 2023

The full roster of excellence, as chosen by our readers. Find out who has bragging rights this year.

Jim Farber - August 21, 2023

It’s a night without showiness or theatricality, just accomplished music-making.

Richard S. Ginell - August 21, 2023

The experienced conductor leads the LA Phil in an all-French program with vigor and ease.

Tom Jacobs - August 21, 2023

The San Francisco native reflects on his inspirations, his writing process, and finding his own musical voice.