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Michael Zwiebach

Michael Zwiebach is the senior editor/ content manager for SFCV. He assigns all articles and content, manages the writing staff and does editing. A member of SFCV from the beginning, Michael holds a Ph.D. in music history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Articles by this Author

Early Music/Baroque Review
December 10, 2019

A rousing performance of Handel’s masterwork: Shouldn’t this Hanukkah-themed oratorio be a regular item on the December holiday menu?

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December 5, 2019
A rapturously received Rusalka seals the deal for Eun Sun Kim.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 25, 2019

With Leif Ove Andsnes as soloist in Mozart’s Concerto No. 22, the concert could have been special, but just missed the mark.

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November 12, 2019
The young musicians are making new friends and hanging with LA Phil players on the orchestra’s latest tour.
Chamber Music Review
November 13, 2019

In a Cal Performances concert that seemed designed to push contrasts, you came away with a sense of the quartet’s remarkable unanimity.

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New Music Review
November 6, 2019

Here’s a group of experienced players that give thoughtful, passionate performances of new music, and do all the little things, too.

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November 4, 2019
The SF Symphony's popular, offbeat series will again be a hot ticket.
October 29, 2019
Wide-ranging performances will be curated by pianist Edward Simon.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 22, 2019

Caroline Shaw’s The Listeners lifts the spirits in PBO’s fine performance.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 15, 2019

A trip to the Oakland Symphony tells you a lot about the deep connections of the orchestra to its community.

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New Music Review
October 10, 2019

Shamisen player Hidejiro Honjoh anchors a program that is crowned by Hiroya Miura’s dazzling mini opera.

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October 3, 2019
Harassment allegations force the legendary singer’s departure.
October 1, 2019
The orchestra’s chief operating officer moves up to the hot seat.
New Music Review
October 1, 2019

There’s no lack of music about nature, but this thoughtfully designed concert brought things together in an especially pleasing way.

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September 24, 2019
The SFCM's newest departments are prominently showcased in a weekend crammed with performances.
September 17, 2019
KQED reporter Chloe Veltman meets singers who have had gender reassignment surgery, and how they’re adapting their careers to their authentic selves.
September 10, 2019
Orchestras and opera houses are the most change-resistant classical organizations. So how’s that balance thing going in the Bay Area?
September 4, 2019
The edgy festival devoted to sound brings its ninth, and biggest, festival to San Francisco.
September 4, 2019
The tenor withdraws from the company’s production of Roméo et Juliette.
August 13, 2019
In the wake of a detailed, wide-ranging Associated Press investigation into alleged sexual misconduct, the company decided to cancel the highly anticipated concert.

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