San Francisco

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

Michael Zwiebach - March 10, 2023

Building on the company’s recent success, General Director Shawna Lucey unveils a lineup with more firsts and some welcome blasts from the past.

Chrysanthe Tan - March 7, 2023

The famous 19th-century mezzo Pauline García Viardot wrote this work for her children and vocal students, and it still holds up today.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 7, 2023

Two of the recently revived composer’s late masterpieces flourish in a recording with soprano Janinah Burnett and bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

Andrew Gilbert - March 3, 2023

Many of these artists have been getting the spotlight year-round from leading presenters, and rightly so.

Michael Zwiebach - March 3, 2023

In a new series, the KDFC/KUSC resident artist continues to cover underrepresented composers and the history that makes American music so rich.

Andrew Gilbert - February 28, 2023

The drummer brings her four-part multimedia suite to SFJAZZ, working with the Del Sol String Quartet and dancer Babatunji Johnson, among others.

Jim Farber - February 28, 2023

In a major recital for LA Opera, the tenor sings three world premieres dealing directly with being proudly gay.

Tom Jacobs - February 27, 2023

Music Director James Conlon devises a citywide celebration of the composer ahead of LA Opera’s production of Pelléas and Mélisande.

Lisa Hirsch - February 27, 2023

Classical insiders, like conductor JoAnn Falletta, have major issues with the film’s veracity, but they’re still fascinated.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 24, 2023

In Variations on a Theme by FDR, composers from John Harbison to Vijay Iyer take inspiration from emblematic American stories.