Reviews

Jeff Rosenfeld - February 28, 2024

Directed by Joseph Young, an exciting program drew connections between French and American musical icons.

David Bratman - February 27, 2024

Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten, and … Grazyna Bacewicz get strong, urgent performances at Stanford Live.

Richard S. Ginell - February 27, 2024

The six-hour double-concert was filled with surprises and welcome guest appearances.

Richard S. Ginell - February 27, 2024

The premiere of William Grant Still’s Highway 1 captures headlines, but Alexander Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf is powerful in its revival.

Josef Woodard - February 25, 2024

The pianist takes Schubert’s song as a starting point for a wide-ranging, poetic look at dream states.

Steven Winn - February 25, 2024

The SF Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen also presented a cheerful romp through Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet Pulcinella.

Lisa Hirsch - February 20, 2024

Morley brings her deep musicality to a varied garden-themed recital for Cal Performances.

Josef Woodard - February 20, 2024

The recently appointed Berlin Philharmonic principal delivers as advertised in a recital for Camerata Pacifica.

Jeff Rosenfeld - February 20, 2024

Michael Morgan’s last commission for the orchestra is realized by debuting conductor Kedrick Armstrong and star bass Morris Robinson.

Andrew Gilbert - February 20, 2024

On his new album, Isolation Suite, the seasoned Bay Area musician doesn’t shy away from the heavy feelings of the past several years.