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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones is a retired professor of English (Oberlin College) and a member of the board of Early Music America. He sings and plays recorder, violin, and viola da gamba in a number of early music groups in the Bay Area.

Articles by this Author

Recital Review
October 7, 2019

The beloved soprano ranges from intimate classics to new operatic works in recital with pianist Richard Bado.

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Opera Review
September 9, 2019

All the elements coalesce in this provocative interpretation of Melville’s dark novella.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

Brilliant Merolini were more than up to the rich challenges offered in the commissioned If I Were You.

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Opera Review
July 15, 2019

Carlisle Floyd’s Appalachian-themed study of cultural hypocrisy and sexual violence is more timely than ever.

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Opera Review
June 8, 2019

The production is at its best when it gives the singers space to do what they do best.

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Choral Review
May 20, 2019

Peter Sellars’s masterful, minimalist direction provides the perfect setting for LAMC’s powerful performance.

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Recital Review
May 6, 2019

The virtuoso cellist takes a Romantic approach to the Six Suites.

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Opera Review
March 26, 2019

The Two Widows bubbles over with life’s sorrows and joys.

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Choral Review
March 5, 2019

Paul Flight deftly guides the chorus through Rachmaninoff’s demanding masterpiece.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 19, 2019

András Schiff plays and conducts a long, oddly asynchronous concert.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

David Conte’s tuneful music makes a heartfelt comedy.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 19, 2018

The world premiere of Richard Marriott’s Ghost Ship Concerto headlines the somber program.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 5, 2018

A concert that at once recounts the brutality of slavery while embracing the musical cultures it brought together.

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Recital Review
October 2, 2018

The cellist gives a marathon performance of Bach at the Greek.

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Choral Review
September 17, 2018

Cathedral acoustics muddy the brilliance of Britain’s “Crown Jewels.”

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Early Music/Baroque Review
June 12, 2018

Sequentia performs compellingly reconstructed music from a thousand years ago.

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Chamber Music Review
May 8, 2018

A fascinating concert of seldom-heard music reflects on the Europe of a century ago.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 13, 2018

The viol virtuoso brings French Baroque chamber music to the Bay Area.

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Opera Review
January 22, 2018

A pair of one-act operas range from the restrained to the flamboyant.

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Choral Review
October 31, 2017

Pitch-perfect performances blend seamlessly in a program spanning the centuries.

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