Music News

Janos Gereben - October 26, 2021

Sondheim’s sophisticated musical gets a fresh treatment as the opener in 42nd Street’s upcoming season of live shows.

Tom Jacobs - October 26, 2021

Innovative new works, premieres, and a greater emphasis on opera and musical theater energize The Broad Stage’s winter and spring roster of 28 shows.

Peter Feher - October 26, 2021

The lockdown over, choruses are feeling especially liberated.

Janos Gereben - October 25, 2021

No news is apparently good news, as the conductor’s recovery continues apace.

Michael Zwiebach - October 19, 2021

The innovative commissioning program dashes onward on the heels of the first award. UPDATED: The fourth writing team has been announced, with a tie to Michael Morgan.

Janos Gereben - October 19, 2021

The new-music ensemble unveils an ambitious 51st season.


Paul Kotapish - October 19, 2021

The pioneering festival highlighting Black classical-music composers and performers makes its West Coast debut Nov. 10–13.

Janos Gereben - October 18, 2021

SF Opera’s new conductor is getting standing ovations on both sides of the proscenium.

Michael Zwiebach - October 14, 2021

He was one of the Bay Area’s most important musicians, leaving a legacy that was only missing a last chapter.

Jasmine Liu - October 12, 2021

Bard Conservatory’s China Now Music Festival is shot through with California connections and really needs to be performed on the West Coast.