Charles Shere

Charles Shere is a composer and writer, the retired art and music critic of The Oakland Tribune, and the author of books about the composers Robert Erickson and Virgil Thomson. Learn more at

Articles By This Author

Charles Shere - July 30, 2019

Glass’s In the Penal Colony and Mozart’s La finta giardiniera comment on the human condition from different perspectives.

Charles Shere - February 12, 2019

Sara Davis Buechner stands out in Clara Wieck Schumann’s piano concerto.

Charles Shere - December 11, 2018

The Romanian composer’s intriguing music is stifled by the heavy production in the Dutch National Opera’s Œdipe.