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 - 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.

Lisa Hirsch - May 23, 2022

The latest iteration of Bullock’s evolving program highlights Black composers and visual artists.

Lisa Hirsch - May 16, 2022

Guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein skillfully evokes the title character in Strauss’s Don Quixote.

Lisa Hirsch - April 25, 2022

The conductor is back for the first time since 2008, leading a piece that audiences at Davies Symphony Hall know well.

Lisa Hirsch - March 21, 2022

The mezzo dazzles in a wide-ranging Schwabacher recital.