San Francisco

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

Jeff Kaliss - June 4, 2024

Arranger and bandleader John Clayton has completed the score for The Africa Suite using unfinished recordings from Peterson’s “vault.”

Victoria Looseleaf - June 3, 2024

With “Shifting Ground,” a commissioning and recording project, Kenney is approaching Baroque music as the start of something contemporary.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 3, 2024

Hear how composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell approached the adaptation in a new recording from Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

Steven Winn - June 3, 2024

Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade’s richly imagined production is a visual feast, though sometimes at the cost of the music and the action.

Richard S. Ginell - May 29, 2024

Ten years after its last residency here, the band returns to run through its entire album catalog in a nine-concert stay.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 29, 2024

Thomas is set to premiere Fire and Blue Sky, a song cycle written for him by composer Joel Thompson and poet Imani Tolliver.

Steven Winn - May 28, 2024

The composer has again teamed up with librettist Gene Scheer for this latest commission from the Seattle-based Music of Remembrance.

Emily Wilson - May 25, 2024

The company has created outlets and events to help people deal with the emotions of this opera about a school shooting.

Jim Farber - May 21, 2024

Anchored by James Conlon’s masterful conducting and a world-class cast, this production has everything.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 21, 2024

Achinta S. McDaniel’s dance piece about the effects of the pandemic lockdown finds ghostly parallels in the museum’s Victorian architecture.