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

Michael Zwiebach - April 3, 2013

Kronos Quartet and Laurie Anderson seem like they must have played together before.  And yet, their work at Stanford Live will be their first collaboration.

Michael Zwiebach - March 28, 2013

Some people don’t know when to quit, and sometimes that’s a good thing. 

Michael Zwiebach - March 28, 2013

New Century Chamber Orchestra is presenting a top-drawer concert that expertly mixes orchestra and chamber music, showcasing the versatility, that is the chamber orchestra’s trademark.

Michael Zwiebach - March 28, 2013

Bonjour M. Gauguin promises to be one of the most exciting, if strange and avant-garde, operas the West Edge company has ever done. And that’s saying something.

Michael Zwiebach - March 28, 2013

It might seem crazy to some, but the Bay Area is hosting two great harpsichordists in concerts on the same day over the first April weekend.

Michael Zwiebach - March 28, 2013

Here’s a playlist of concerto movements and Handel oratorio choruses in that 18th-century tradition.

Michael Zwiebach - March 21, 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach

You probably have heard of today’s birthday boy: Johann Sebastian Bach was born on the first day of spring, 328

Michael Zwiebach - March 21, 2013

Here’s a playlist of some of the biggest hits in classical music (and one Rodgers and Hart classic), all inspired by the vernal equinox and the racing blood of youth in love.

Michael Zwiebach - March 20, 2013

If you heard Handel’s Messiah at Grace Cathedral last December, you may be interested in the arrival of the New College Choir from Oxford, which sings J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion at Grace on Good Friday.

Michael Zwiebach - March 20, 2013

In his quest to illuminate the life work of Robert Schumann, the fascinating pianist Jonathan Biss has enlisted the Elias String Quartet to pair Schumann’s string quartet and piano quartet in E-flat, with Henry Purcell’s string fantasias.