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Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco based free-lance writer and critic and frequent City Arts & Lectures interviewer. His work has appeared in Art News, California, Humanities, Manhattan, Symphony Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Articles by this Author

Opera Review
February 19, 2019

The Bay Area premiere of Verdi’s family tragedy does a neglected score justice.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 29, 2019

An eclectic, thrilling concert can only scratch the surface of black musicians’ contributions to classical music.

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Feature Article
January 22, 2019

Some repertory staples get a makeover and fresh casting, while The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs gets its local premiere.

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Recital Review
January 15, 2019

Moments of transcendence graced Padmore’s S.F. Performances recital with pianist Paul Lewis, but there could have been more.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 2, 2019

Countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and soprano Mary Wilson provide the thrills.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2018

A powerhouse concert showcases the impressive range of talent and accomplishment in the class of 2018.

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Opera Review
December 7, 2018

The school’s Music Theater Ensemble tackles a Brecht/Weill classic.

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Opera Review
October 23, 2018

Going strong at 77, the Spanish singer finds powerful, fresh expression in concert with two rising stars and the S.F. Opera Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 15, 2018

Cellist Truls Mørk tears into Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante with the S.F. Symphony.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
October 8, 2018

The singers had it in a concert of Mozart’s sacred works.

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Opera Review
October 5, 2018

The potent singing combination of Carmen Giannattasio and Brian Jagde distinguish this production.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 11, 2018

American Bach Soloists’ Academy Festival Orchestra and Academy Singers join forces in a festive Handel mashup.

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Opera Review
August 7, 2018

The intrepid company masters the challenges of Debussy's opera of doomed love.

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Opera Review
August 6, 2018

Merola Opera stages Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterwork, and succeeds in the end.

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Recital Review
July 3, 2018

Mezzo-soprano Kinda Scharich joins pianist John Parr in the North American premiere of a new song-cycle.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 22, 2018

The West Coast premiere of Philip Glass’s Third Piano Concerto dominates the program.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
May 16, 2018

Bach’s orchestral suites, masterfully interpreted.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 7, 2018

Brahms’s colossal Violin Concerto is bookended with bombastic works by Prokofiev and Andrew Norman.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
May 5, 2018

Foot-stomping, exuberant, and unabashedly sentimental, Jordi Savall’s latest musical tour is still about sensitive, extraordinary performances.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 22, 2018

The whole was less than the sum of its parts in this ambitious reading of Beethoven's Ninth.

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