David Bratman - April 23, 2024

The orchestra’s passionate playing of four meditative pieces is emotional and gratifying.

Jim Farber - April 23, 2024

In a concert powered by Derrick Skye’s fascinating Prisms, Cycles, Leaps 3, LACO bids farewell to a longtime venue.

Nicholas Jones - April 23, 2024

The Bay Area premiere of Daniel Catán’s opera is musically and theatrically spellbinding.

Andrew Gilbert - April 23, 2024

Complex, wide-ranging, and shot through with visual imagery, the guitarist’s new compositions could easily make for a film score.

Rebecca Wishnia - April 23, 2024

Grace Cathedral was never so beautiful, the mix of DJ sets and classical excerpts contributing to an often moving experience.

Rebecca Wishnia - April 22, 2024

The Quatuor Ébène displays a unity of sound and purpose in its Cal Performances debut.

Richard S. Ginell - April 22, 2024

With John Adams conducting, five world premieres precede Anthony Davis’s clarinet concerto featuring soloist Anthony McGill.

Lisa Hirsch - April 16, 2024

And Adès’s Wreath is a brilliant response, paired on a program with Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major.

Rebecca Wishnia - April 15, 2024

With violin soloist Shunske Sato, PBO shows its wild side in a concert of Romantic-era favorites.

Lev Mamuya - April 15, 2024

Composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer Basil Twist offer a multivalent embodiment of classic Chinese tales.