Roger Wallace earned his B.A. in Music, focusing on composition, from Reed College. He currently teaches writing at Napa Valley College. Articles By This Author Review Voices of Silicon Valley Tackles Stockhausen’s Daunting Stimmung Roger Wallace - November 13, 2018 The electronic-music pioneer’s work continues to fascinate and confound. Review Marin Symphony Stays True to Bleak Russian Masterworks Roger Wallace - October 30, 2018 Music Director Alasdair Neale leads a program of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Review Vallejo Symphony Finds Inspiration in Shostakovich's First Symphony Roger Wallace - October 16, 2018 Soloist David Fung shines in Rachmaninoff but the orchestra plays a notable interpretation of the Shostakovich. Review California Symphony Blows the Roof off the Joint Roger Wallace - September 25, 2018 The orchestra seems ready to take on anything, and pianist Charlie Albright impresses again. Review Verismo Opera Shows Vallejo What Cav/Pag Is All About Roger Wallace - September 17, 2018 The local company gives an unpretentious but rousing production of the staple double bill. Review American Bach Winds Up Its Festival With Smaller Works by Favorite Masters Roger Wallace - August 14, 2018 Brilliant bass Max van Egmond makes a last solo appearance with ABS. Review West Edge Opera's Mata Hari Unveils Different Facets of a Misunderstood Icon Roger Wallace - August 7, 2018 Spartan staging and concise instrumentation showcase an intriguing score and mostly outstanding performances. Review Days of Future Past With Thorwald Jørgensen and Friction Quartet Roger Wallace - May 22, 2018 The theremin virtuoso demonstrates the strengths and limits of the quirky electronic device, while Friction drives off in "Little Red Corvette." Review California Symphony Shows Ambition and Vivacity in Season Finale Roger Wallace - May 7, 2018 Composer-in-residence Katherine Balch’s world premiere and Haochen Zhang’s pianism raised the stakes. Review S.F. Choral Society Finds the Drama in Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil Roger Wallace - May 1, 2018 Strong soloists and an energetic interpretation mark this performance of Rachmaninoff's "testament to praise and peace."