San Francisco

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

Janos Gereben - February 24, 2023

As ever, the future of opera looks bright with this incoming class of singers, pianists, and stars in the making.

Josef Woodard - February 21, 2023

The company realizes Jack Perla’s one-act An American Dream in vivid detail.

Simon Cohen - February 21, 2023

The Takács Quartet’s first violinist tracks his own history and those of favorite composers in Distant Melodies: Music in Search of Home.

Richard S. Ginell - February 21, 2023

A DVD of the new ballet shows its onstage brilliance in addition to being a great score.

Lou Fancher - February 21, 2023

The tight-knight vocal ensemble that specializes in the music of Eastern Europe has been developing BABA with conductor Karmina Šilec.

Andrew Gilbert - February 20, 2023

The store is hosting a stellar lineup on the ivories this spring, resurrecting some jazz history in the process.

Tom Jacobs - February 20, 2023

Music Director James Conlon’s signature initiative branches out next season to include a production of William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A.

Nicholas Jones - February 14, 2023

A talented cast of young, ethnically diverse singers delivers a scintillating performance of José Maria Condemi’s wittily conceived production.

Emily Wilson - February 14, 2023

Cappella Romana discovers and performs music from a meeting in 1400 between the English king and the Byzantine emperor.

Janos Gereben - February 13, 2023

Highlights include an ambitious program by Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and a recital for four singers curated by Nicholas Phan.