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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 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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Chamber Music Review
March 19, 2018

Two orchestras, one stage, four centuries of music.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 12, 2018

Edward Gardner provided a firm lead while Simon Trpčeski was rhapsodic on the keys.

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Chamber Music Review
February 27, 2018

Tertulia Chamber Music brings its mix of concert-going and culinary pleasure to San Francisco.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 13, 2018

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Jonathan Biss commission response pieces to Beethoven’s concertos and Salvatore Sciarrino took the anti-Beethoven role.

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Chamber Music Review
February 8, 2018

Eric Zivian and Sarah Cahill shine on Olivier Messiaen’s challenging work.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 16, 2018

The piano wizard brings out the best in the San Francisco Symphony in a program that ranged from the playful to the cerebral.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 11, 2017

Tao’s pyrotechnics were matched by guest conductor Gemma New, who led dynamic readings of works both fresh and familiar.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 14, 2017

A curious program pairs Ives with Dvořák and a misplaced serving of Gershwin.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 7, 2017

Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety and Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben flirt with storytelling but hold back secrets.

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Chamber Music Review
October 31, 2017

Echoes of 19th-century American music permeate works by George Crumb and Caroline Shaw.

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Chamber Music Review
October 24, 2017

The flute-guitar-cello trio finds surprising new voices in old music and in newly minted commissions.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 10, 2017

BSO’s music director led the orchestra and cello through a program of impressive firsts.

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