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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
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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Recital Review
April 16, 2018

Anchoring his program with Brahms's Op. 116, the pianist constructed a recital of suggestive connections.

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Recital Review
April 14, 2018

The tenor interprets French songs of erotic longing and ecstasy with authority, nuance, and passion.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
April 10, 2018

A program of ravishing beauty draws from the timeless Vespro della Beata Vergine.

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Recital Review
April 9, 2018

The mostly American program provided a fine platform for four emerging opera talents.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 5, 2018

The Spanish conductor deftly led some high-octane music-making.

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Chamber Music Review
March 2, 2018

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma meld spirits in a sublime evening of chamber music.

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