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 - May 4, 2015

A new chamber opera by Tarik O'Regan shows the continuing power of Conrad's story, despite some flaws.

Lisa Hirsch - November 15, 2014

Benjamin Britten's Curlew River, a comparative rarity in that composer's catalog, presented by Cal Performances, offered two performances of an acclaimed production that originated in London and is now touring the United States.

Lisa Hirsch - November 3, 2014

The Hagen Quartet of Austria plays a program of Mozart, Shostakovich, and Brahms in a performance presented by San Francisco Performances.

Lisa Hirsch - August 13, 2013

Colorful and imaginative orchestral works dominate at a concert in which the younger composers outshine the elder master Philip Glass.

Lisa Hirsch - June 21, 2013

In the opera Mary Magdalene, a fine quartet of leading singers and excellent musical leadership is held back by the libretto, staging, and score.

Lisa Hirsch - June 13, 2013

Cellist Matt Haimovitz suits the age-of-anxiety mood of Philip Glass’ cello concerto, based on his movie score and recently expanded to concerto dimensions.

Lisa Hirsch - March 2, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony memorializes one of its great members, oboist William Bennett, with a moving concert of Bruckner and Mozart.

Lisa Hirsch - February 8, 2013

In a program apparently designed to show off the glorious Symphony Chorus, this week's Poulenc and Berlioz extravaganza, led in masterly fashion by guest conductor Charles Dutoit, is a majestic occasion.

Lisa Hirsch - January 20, 2013

The Alexander String Quartet celebrates two giants of chamber music, doing more than justice to Benjamin Britten’s centennial, not to mention Béla Bartók.

Lisa Hirsch - October 28, 2012

While it’s hard to explain the artistic alchemy that makes Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’s opera a success, it is surprisingly entertaining in the theater.