Reviews

Andrew Gilbert - May 2, 2022

Ravi Coltrane and his crack band bring the audience to its feet with sparkling renditions of music composed by his legendary parents.

Richard S. Ginell - May 2, 2022

After years of delays, Dudamel and the LA Phil give the composer’s masterpiece the radiant performance it deserves.

David Bratman - May 2, 2022

Violinist Vilde Frang matches Mäkelä’s controlled approach in a lyrical reading of Berg’s Violin Concerto.

Tamzin Elliott - May 2, 2022

Magnificent Bird juxtaposes simple moments of calm against the chaos of a culture in turmoil.

Janice Berman - April 26, 2022

SF Ballet’s moving tribute featured beautifully matched excerpts from works choreographed by the departing artistic director.

Jim Farber - April 25, 2022

The LA Phil’s mini-festival introduces good music without attempting to find a through-line.

Lisa Hirsch - April 25, 2022

The conductor is back for the first time since 2008, leading a piece that audiences at Davies Symphony Hall know well.

Jonathan Curiel - April 25, 2022

The octogenarian jazz pioneer reprises his powerful Distant Radio Transmission at Mills.

 

Tamzin Elliott - April 25, 2022

Adding a layer of mythology to the story offers poetic perspective but ultimately steals focus.

Steven Winn - April 23, 2022

Handel’s complex 18th-century opera resonates with contemporary issues.