Reviews

Richard S. Ginell - May 1, 2021

Rarely performed in the U.S., this music from Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton deserves a wider audience.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 27, 2021

DiDonato’s unique take on Schubert’s song cycle infuses the music with rare passion and intensity.

Nicholas Jones - April 26, 2021

Outdoors and socially distanced, the company’s new production foretells a return to fully live opera, despite the burden of electronic mediation.

Richard S. Ginell - April 26, 2021

Pacific Opera Project revisits Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti with a delightful small-scale production in front of a live audience.

Richard S. Ginell - April 25, 2021

A new disc from pianist Şahan Arzruni provides a taste of the composer’s easily assimilated, Armenian-flavored piano music.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 20, 2021

The Bulgarian soprano’s lovely voice is the best thing about this grab-bag assortment that ranges from Baroque laments to ABBA.

Richard S. Ginell - April 19, 2021

Percussion virtuoso Colin Currie collaborates with the BBC Philharmonic on two showcase works that range from playful to somber.

Steven Winn - April 11, 2021

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County hosts violinist Philippe Quint in a tribute to the artist who transformed tango. Streaming through April 13.

Richard S. Ginell - April 11, 2021

The groundbreaking CBS Masterworks Black Composers Series presents forgotten music history spanning two centuries.

Janice Berman - April 8, 2021

SF Ballet’s streaming video of these glittering gems is available through April 21.