Reviews

Janice Berman - February 15, 2021

Harsh reality begets a brilliant multimedia dance fantasy.

Tom Jacobs - February 13, 2021

Jake Broder’s UnRavelled explores the relationship of creativity and dementia via the landmark composition and the painting it inspired.

Steven Winn - February 8, 2021

A kaleidoscope of imagery and effects supercharge three powerful string works in the online SoundBox opener.

Gil French - February 8, 2021

All-stars including Sasha Cooke, Daniel Hope, and members of the SF Opera Orchestra highlight a splendid new recording featuring the Violins of Hope.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 1, 2021

Joined by Orfeo 55 on her latest disc, the ambitious singer/conductor puts her unique stamp on a wide swath of Baroque arias and songs.

Steven Winn - February 1, 2021

Featuring powerful settings of Langston Hughes texts, a new recording with pianist Paul Sánchez highlights a century of works by Black composers.

Scott Cmiel - January 25, 2021

A new sonata by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra highlights the Cuban guitarist’s latest disc.

Catherine Womack - January 19, 2021

The pianist brings disciplined expression to Frederic Rzewski’s politically charged ruminations.

Richard S. Ginell - January 18, 2021

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, and Sō Percussion record Shaw’s Americana-steeped song cycle.

Janice Berman - January 18, 2021

The company’s virtual gala offers fresh reminders of its ongoing strengths and tantalizing glimpses of great things to come.