San Francisco

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

Andrew Gilbert - August 22, 2023

The master Brazilian composer waited decades for his moment, finally playing live in Berkeley 51 years after his debut album.

Nicholas Jones - August 21, 2023

An excellent cast gives excellent performances, making the case for the Walnut Creek-based company.

Andrew Gilbert - August 21, 2023

You’d never know the full extent of the music that’s been recorded in the San Francisco studio, but a new documentary examines it all.

Janos Gereben - August 15, 2023

A new production of Puccini’s opera relies on filmmaker Arthur Dong’s research into a 1940s Chinese nightclub in the city.

Janos Gereben - August 8, 2023

A collection of duets from Handel and Verdi to Kevin Puts showcases the young artists in substantial roles.

Andrew Gilbert - August 8, 2023

This month, iconic Cuban artists representing more than a century of music can be heard from Berkeley to Santa Cruz.

Emily Wilson - August 8, 2023

Oakland Public Conservatory and Living Jazz are centering African American musical heritage for students of all ages.

Tamzin Elliott - August 3, 2023

Opera Parallèle’s partnership with the Transgender District is a preview of the company’s plans for a deeper relationship with the community.

Nicholas Jones - August 1, 2023

A musically satisfying performance lacks dramatic coherence in West Edge Opera’s production.

Richard S. Ginell - August 1, 2023

A lineup of stellar guests celebrates the legendary musician’s 90th birthday.