San Francisco

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

Steven Winn - February 1, 2021

Featuring powerful settings of Langston Hughes texts, a new recording with pianist Paul Sánchez highlights a century of works by Black composers.

Michael Zwiebach - January 26, 2021

Both companies announced major appointments to include Black artists in top-level artistic decision-making and in outreach programs.

Peter Feher - January 26, 2021

The season, with many free performances, includes everything from flamenco to Ukrainian folk music to a walk in the park.

Lou Fancher - January 25, 2021

2021’s Best of the Festival celebrates dance-film premieres from all corners of the world.

Scott Cmiel - January 25, 2021

A new sonata by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra highlights the Cuban guitarist’s latest disc.

Janos Gereben - January 19, 2021

Helgi Tomasson announces his retirement while working tirelessly to present a bold, creative digital season.

Catherine Womack - January 19, 2021

The pianist brings disciplined expression to Frederic Rzewski’s politically charged ruminations.

Lou Fancher - January 18, 2021

The bicoastal dance company premieres a new work Jan. 29–30.

Richard S. Ginell - January 18, 2021

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, and Sō Percussion record Shaw’s Americana-steeped song cycle.

Janice Berman - January 18, 2021

The company’s virtual gala offers fresh reminders of its ongoing strengths and tantalizing glimpses of great things to come.