San Francisco

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

Janos Gereben - February 9, 2021

WEO’s Jonathan Khuner talks about what makes Janáček’s Katya Kabanová special.

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.

Michael Zwiebach - February 6, 2021

If there’s a lesson in this preeminent American composer’s work, it’s that reimagining the past in art can lead to liberation.

Lou Fancher - February 2, 2021

The collaborative song cycle melding prison choirs, professional musicians, and cinematographers in a mashup of Fidelio, Black composers, and more streams this month.

Paul Kotapish - February 2, 2021

A new digital label aims to celebrate the full history and range of Black composers in monthly installments.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 2, 2021

The award-winning violinist, singer, and composer talks with SFCV about her latest album and multifaceted career.

Andrew Gilbert - February 1, 2021

An appreciation of a Bay Area jazz stalwart and “the world’s most interesting man.”

Janos Gereben - February 1, 2021

The opera legend’s new choral group invites overlooked communities into collaborative music-making to foster a sense of hope and dignity.

Paul Kotapish - February 1, 2021

SF Opera’s postponed screenings of the Puccini favorite have been rescheduled for Feb. 12 and 13.

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.