San Francisco

SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the San Francisco area.

Rebecca Wishnia - March 4, 2024

In an ambitious evening, the orchestra presented a ravishing reading of Bela Bartók’s opera with a colorful — and perfumed — account of Alexander Scriabin’s  tone poem

Emily Wilson - February 27, 2024

The gift is the largest the company has ever received.

Richard S. Ginell - February 27, 2024

The premiere of William Grant Still’s Highway 1 captures headlines, but Alexander Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf is powerful in its revival.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 23, 2024

The L.A. company is presenting “ACB Jazz” in an underground performance space and bringing in two comedians as well.

Aimée Ts'ao - February 23, 2024

Decent Structures Arts brings the choreographer’s new work, Put Away the Fire, dear in their S.F. debut.

Yoshi Kato - February 21, 2024

Musicians are expanding the Gershwin favorite to represent a more diverse understanding of America.

Emily Wilson - February 21, 2024

SF Performances hosts the world-renowned tenor in a recital that includes many songs off his successful recording project.

Janos Gereben - February 20, 2024

The company may only be staging six productions next season, but there’s an abundance of quality in the concepts and casts.

Lisa Hirsch - February 20, 2024

Morley brings her deep musicality to a varied garden-themed recital for Cal Performances.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 20, 2024

LA Opera is staging Highway 1, USA in a new production by Kaneza Schaal, with James Conlon conducting.