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.

Articles By This Author

Lisa Hirsch - April 29, 2024

Pierrot lunaire and its artistic legacy are celebrated in a weekend festival marking the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Lisa Hirsch - April 16, 2024

And Adès’s Wreath is a brilliant response, paired on a program with Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major.

Janos Gereben, Lisa Hirsch - March 14, 2024

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s surprise announcement leaves a prestigious position open, but filling it quickly might not be easy.

Lisa Hirsch - March 5, 2024

On the eve of two longtime members’ retirement, the group celebrates 50 years with a characteristically contemporary program.

Lisa Hirsch - February 20, 2024

Morley brings her deep musicality to a varied garden-themed recital for Cal Performances.

Lisa Hirsch - February 12, 2024

The L.A.-based new-music group expands on its survey of Eastman’s works in two transporting performances.

Lisa Hirsch - February 6, 2024

At Cal Performances, the Eco Ensemble brings Cox’s captivating musical theater work The Road to Xibalba to life.

Lisa Hirsch - January 30, 2024

The mezzo-soprano is resplendent in a recital for SF Performances that honors Black women as artists and mothers.

Lisa Hirsch - January 22, 2024

Stepping in for Michael Tilson Thomas, the Ukrainian-Finnish conductor is the perfect partner for a program with pianist Seong-Jin Cho.

Lisa Hirsch - January 9, 2024

The pianist’s recital showcases her wide range of interests and long-standing connections to contemporary composers.