Jeff Dunn

Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area. 

Articles By This Author

Jeff Dunn - August 9, 2016

Recent works by Christopher Rouse and James MacMillan highlight the 2016 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s opening concert.

Jeff Dunn - February 24, 2016

In between the Russian warhorses, some unpredictable and finely-played music, and an orchestra in close harmony with its conductor.

Jeff Dunn - February 8, 2016

With conductor Tito Muñoz pinch-hitting for Joana Carneiro, the orchestra welcomed an exciting soloist in Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto.

Jeff Dunn - December 10, 2015

Gordon Getty and Claude Debussy’s one-acters on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic have different strengths and weaknesses.

Jeff Dunn - December 5, 2015

Joana Carneiro conducted a fascinating U.S. premiere of renowned composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s latest orchestra work.

Jeff Dunn - August 11, 2015

It’s hard to pick winners from a crowded field of excellent new music, well-performed by the festival orchestra under Marin Alsop.

Jeff Dunn - July 28, 2015

West Edge Opera’s full-out production embraced the hedonistic sexuality and the depravity of Alban Berg’s masterpiece.

Jeff Dunn - March 3, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke scored a major success in the orchestrated version of Heggie's song cycle.

Jeff Dunn - January 27, 2015

Meeting the challenge of Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a struggle for both orchestra and audience, but the OEBS made it look easy.

Jeff Dunn - January 18, 2015

Two works that are worlds apart but complement each other shared the bill at Thursday's Berkeley Symphony concert.