Lisa Hirsch

Lisa Hirsch is a technical writer. She studied music at Brandeis and Stony Brook, and blogs about classical music and opera at Iron Tongue of Midnight.

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Lisa Hirsch - January 23, 2023

Jörg Widmann’s eerily beautiful Violin Concerto is the perfect complement to this concert led by guest conductor Robin Ticciati.

Lisa Hirsch - January 16, 2023

In Dido Reimagined, Dawn Upshaw and the Brentano String Quartet offer a new take on a famous operatic heroine.

Lisa Hirsch - December 5, 2022

The company has put an array of historical material online, from rare recordings to revealing interviews to century-old photos.

Lisa Hirsch - November 15, 2022

Gautier Capuçon is the stellar soloist for this latest foray into concert music by the longtime film composer.

Lisa Hirsch - October 3, 2022

The SF Symphony’s music director finally tackles Mahler with the orchestra, and a new work by Trevor Weston opens the program.

Lisa Hirsch - September 12, 2022

Hollywood glamour and Shakespearean politics mix thrillingly in the world premiere of John Adams’s opera.

Lisa Hirsch - September 7, 2022

Many of the most memorable performances of the last century were given by a different singer than the one initially planned.

Lisa Hirsch - July 18, 2022

The company completes its tour of Philip Glass operas with a reimagined take on this fairy-tale classic.

Lisa Hirsch - June 27, 2022

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Bay Area premiere of John Adams’s recent piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?

Lisa Hirsch - June 13, 2022

Director Peter Sellars collaborates with Esa-Pekka Salonen on a production that tells the full story of Oedipus.