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Jessica Balik

Jessica Balik is a flutist and has a PhD in historical musicology from Stanford University.

Articles by this Author

Chamber Music Review
October 5, 2020

Livestreamed from The Midway SF, the concert highlighted delightfully varied chamber works by three African Amercian composers.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 24, 2020

Soprano Julie Adams joins the collaborative chamber orchestra in Samuel Barber’s poignant Knoxville.

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Recital Review
January 27, 2020

The Telegraph Quartet joins Bleckmann in a lineup of dark cabaret numbers at SF Performances.

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Chamber Music Review
January 21, 2020

A powerful concert at Kohl Mansion makes the enormity of the Holocaust tangible and personal through music.

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Modern Classical Review
October 27, 2019

The underplayed Polish composer gets a top-notch festival in her honor.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 22, 2019

The violin virtuoso is masterful in Mozart’s third concerto, but Button sparkles throughout the concert.

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Chamber Music Review
February 5, 2019

A concert titled “Low Hanging Fruit” gathers a bounty of challenging new works.

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Chamber Music Review
December 18, 2018

S.F. Symphony’s experimental performance space is hip and busy.

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Chamber Music Review
December 11, 2018

The hip, conductorless ensemble ranges seamlessly from a contemporary work based on an Indian theme to a Mozart classic.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 6, 2018

Guest concertmaster Anthony Marwood leads the ensemble in its season opener.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2018

Violinist Ray Chen dazzles his adoring fans in Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 22, 2018

Pianist Javier Perianes Is a revelation.

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Chamber Music Review
October 15, 2018

The local power violin-piano duo explores contemporary music in a way that everyone should celebrate.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 7, 2018

Violinist Benjamin Beilman wows with a powerful rendition of a Jennifer Higdon concerto.

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Festival Review
August 7, 2018

Fascinating compositions and understated virtuosity transcend the program’s ambiguous concept.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 21, 2018

Peace prevails in a program exploring “the artist’s struggle.”

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Recital Review
May 15, 2018

Two musicians from the Brooklyn Art Song Society perform new works by UC Davis composers and poets.

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Modern Classical Review
April 23, 2018

Edgy, polygenre music underscores Lamar's idiosyncratic philosophy in a 10-song cycle.

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Modern Classical Review
April 17, 2018

The accent was on the sounds that words and phonemes make in music that slurs and blurs meanings.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 10, 2018

Works by Sibelius, Britten, and John Luther Adams celebrate the mysterious power of the sea.

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