Scott Cmiel - May 8, 2023

Christopher Mallett’s recording of the works of Justin Holland is a groundbreaking contribution to American guitar history and repertory.

Emery Kerekes - May 8, 2023

From New York: The Metropolitan Opera star makes a recital debut that is alternately gripping and hilarious.

Andrew Gilbert - May 8, 2023

The master saxophonist owned the Davies stage in a wide-ranging program and still had time to appear at the SFJAZZ gala after.

Tamzin Elliott - May 7, 2023

The Làbeque sisters are joined by rocker-composers Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin for a new work by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

Jeff Kaliss - May 2, 2023

Benjamin Britten’s opera is pleasant if mostly uninteresting, like its titular hero.

Steven Winn - May 2, 2023

The conductor and soloist Joshua Bell collaborate on a finely wrought performance of the composer’s Violin Concerto.

Jim Farber - May 2, 2023

Emma O’Halloran’s techno-tinged music clothes the drama perfectly in tales of Dublin’s downtrodden.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 2, 2023

Jazz, spirituals, and classical song merge in an intriguing crossover event.

Lisa Hirsch - May 2, 2023

Michel van der Aa’s elusive and subtle work is brilliantly realized at Cal Performances.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 1, 2023

The latest recording release from the New York Festival of Song spotlights tenor Joshua Blue and the American activist tradition.