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Paul Kotapish

Paul Kotapish is the managing editor for SFCV.  You can learn more here or at

Articles by this Author

November 12, 2019
The massive chorus and orchestra perform a mashup of excerpts from a millennium of Masses.
November 5, 2019
The incoming leader has worked with every major classical-music institution in Chicago.
October 1, 2019
A critic’s thoughtful essay looks at the recent history and near future of arts journalism.
September 4, 2019
Music Director Laurie Cohen leads two free performances by 50 Bay Area musicians playing works of New Deal composers.
Feature Article
August 27, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 8, 2019
Nominations for the SFCV Best of the Bay are closed, but look for a chance to vote for the finalists on Aug. 13.
Feature Article
December 17, 2018

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

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November 27, 2018
Writer Mark MacNamara and editor Michael Zwiebach named for two profile articles and a feature story.
September 5, 2018
The iconoclastic group goes all-in on presenting thought-provoking music in festive social settings.
Feature Article
August 27, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 21, 2018
Highlights include a new production of In the Penal Colony and spirited collaborations with indigenous musicians.
August 20, 2018
Last chance to cast your vote for your favorite artists, performances, venues, and more in the annual SFCV Best of the Bay poll. Voting ends at 6 p.m. (PDT).
August 13, 2018
Your nominations have been tallied and it’s time to cast your final votes in the annual SFCV Best of the Bay poll.
August 6, 2018
The SFCV Best of the Bay poll is open for nominations, but the poll closes soon. Nominate your favorite artists, ensembles, performances, venues, and more.
Photo Essay
July 23, 2018

Photographer Geoff Sheil shares some images from inside the expansive chamber-music program.

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July 20, 2018
Nominations for our annual survey of your favorite artists and performances start next week.
July 20, 2018
Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg are regarded as two of the world's best mandolinists, with repertories ranging from bluegrass to Baroque and beyond.
July 17, 2018
Lark in the Morning camp near Mendocino provides an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of music and dance traditions.
July 3, 2018
Composer Max Richter's new film stars Elisabeth Moss.
June 26, 2018
The keyboard wizard has an upcoming concert of commissioned works and an award acknowledges her tireless championing of new music.