Simon Cohen

Simon Cohen is a Ph.D. student in musicology at UC Berkeley. A recent transplant from New York, he previously was head of classical programming at WKCR-FM.

Articles By This Author

Simon Cohen - November 14, 2023

At Cal Performances, the ambitious player takes in works we normally think of as for the piano.

Simon Cohen - October 24, 2023

The tenor and pianist Wenwen Du render Schubert’s radical emotional extremes with total commitment.

Simon Cohen - September 26, 2023

The work, now at SF Opera, promises a deep dive into the complicated technologist, but does it weigh his character or just celebrate his legacy?

Simon Cohen - June 27, 2023

Igor Levit’s performance of Ferruccio Busoni’s Piano Concerto is a radical and refreshing experience.

Simon Cohen - May 31, 2023

Conductor John Nelsons, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and collaborators give great performances of Roméo et Juliette and Cléopâtre.

Simon Cohen - May 23, 2023

Stranger Love, a monumental new opera by Dylan Mattingly, astonishes in its premiere at the LA Phil.

Simon Cohen - April 17, 2023

Jane Glover conducts a concert of works by the two Baroque heavyweights, with mixed results.

Simon Cohen - February 21, 2023

The Takács Quartet’s first violinist tracks his own history and those of favorite composers in Distant Melodies: Music in Search of Home.

Simon Cohen - February 6, 2023

Composer Gabriel Kahane mixes indie-pop styles and sophisticated orchestral writing in his darkly satiric emergency shelter intake form.

Simon Cohen - January 23, 2023

The legacy of American experimental music is what connects the groundbreaking composer and the Bay Area presenter in a lecture-concert at Mills.