Reviews

Josef Woodard - December 13, 2022

Juan Pablo Contreras’s Lucha Libre! kicked off a program that also featured Gil Shaham playing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto.

Emery Kerekes - December 13, 2022

The tenor’s concert at Merkin Hall, part of his mini-tour as a Young Concert Artists winner, looks to be the start of a major career.

Simon Cohen - December 13, 2022

The pianist showed an ability to connect to audiences and take risks, but some of his playing was a bit too flamboyant.

Richard S. Ginell - December 6, 2022

It’s a heavy lift, but the LA Phil does manage to swing.

Jim Farber - December 6, 2022

The classical music observations in Todd Field’s movie are vivid and layered, making it a must-see for fans.

David Bratman - December 6, 2022

Dvořák’s masterpiece shares space with a couple of unusual works in a brilliantly played concert.

Richard S. Ginell - December 5, 2022

The pianist’s latest recording explores the impact of Wagner’s opera on generations of German and Austrian composers.

Janos Gereben - December 5, 2022

San Francisco Opera’s young singers show their stuff in a performance that goes far beyond standard fare.

Steven Winn - December 5, 2022

The orchestral warhorse sounds fresh, engaging, and vibrant in a program that opens with two local premieres.

Richard S. Ginell - November 29, 2022

The Spanish conductor brings out the very best in the orchestra for what was anything but a routine performance.