Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones, Professor Emeritus at Oberlin College, is a teacher and lecturer in the Bay Area. He sings and plays recorder, violin, and viola da gamba in a number of early music groups, is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America, and serves on the board of Early Music America. 

Articles By This Author

Nicholas Jones - December 6, 2021

The Beethoven of the 1500s created music that still has the power to move audiences, 500 years after his death.

Nicholas Jones - November 22, 2021

Carlo Pallavicino’s forgotten opera delights the ear and the eye in this contemporary restoration.

Nicholas Jones - October 11, 2021

The legendary (if apocryphal) rivalry leaps off the screen in a gripping digital production featuring Simon Barrad and Sidney Outlaw.

Nicholas Jones - August 3, 2021

Francesco Cavalli’s bawdy critique of political corruption gets a fresh (live) take at the Bruns Amphitheater.


Nicholas Jones - July 27, 2021

Louise Farrenc’s Third Symphony is a revelation on a program that also happens to be Morgan’s conducting debut with the orchestra.

Nicholas Jones - July 6, 2021

The brilliant Baroque violinist died in June, leaving an impressive legacy. Here’s our guide to some of her best work.

Nicholas Jones - April 26, 2021

Outdoors and socially distanced, the company’s new production foretells a return to fully live opera, despite the burden of electronic mediation.

Nicholas Jones - November 23, 2020

Juxtaposing real-time and recorded choral sections evokes a dreamlike atmosphere contrasting intimacy and isolation.

Nicholas Jones - February 24, 2020

The Berlin-based ensemble performs hidden gems with extraordinary verve and precise musicality.

Nicholas Jones - February 24, 2020

Three of the restored violins take the limelight in a Vivaldi concerto.