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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 17, 2018

An intriguing concept and strong performances lift short operas by Jake Heggie and Leonard Bernstein above an overly fussy production.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
February 12, 2018

The orchestra shows versatility supporting Isserlis and in a lithe performance of a Haydn symphony.

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Chamber Music Review
February 5, 2018

Janáček and Tchaikovsky topped the bill, but smaller, less-familiar pieces provided the real highlights.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 30, 2018

The North Bay orchestra demonstrates why it should be on any music-lover’s radar.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 20, 2018

S.F. Symphony’s stripped-down staging highlights the operetta’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Feature Article
January 17, 2018

The general director mixes the fresh and the familiar in a season of "emotive storytelling."

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 9, 2018

Soloists Nikolas Nackley and Tonia D’Amelio straddle the spiritual and the erotic in a charged performance of two cantatas.

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Recital Review
December 19, 2017

The violinist’s musicality and technique lit up four sonatas and partitas in a recital at Davies Hall.

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Chamber Music Review
December 11, 2017

S.F. Symphony’s imaginative music incubator featured exhilarating, intergenerational family duets.

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Opera Review
November 21, 2017

Thomas Adès’s operatic adaptation of Buñuel’s nightmarish masterpiece works brilliantly. Catch the encore in a theater near you.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 18, 2017

The American master’s turbulent, challenging music arouses powerful responses.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 31, 2017

Alasdair Neale and Marin Symphony offer a vivid program of Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Mussorgsky.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 23, 2017

Michael Morgan, orchestra, and soloists convey a persuasive interpretation of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 10, 2017

Strong soloists and Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque gave their all in a flawed work.

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Recital Review
October 3, 2017

The gifted mezzo-soprano conveyed the hits and some lesser surprises with grace and musicality.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 26, 2017

In a tribute to Bernstein’s centenary, San Francisco Symphony features the composer in theatrical mode.

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Recital Review
September 19, 2017

The intimate venue and well-chosen program prove a good match for the charming baritone in this inaugural matinee.

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Opera Review
September 12, 2017

The innovative company’s anachronistic La Circe is a zany take on a wild opera.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
August 14, 2017

A.B.S. Academy participants show their stuff in an assured performance.

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Opera Review
August 7, 2017

Stellar performances outshine ungainly production choices and the limitations of the opera itself.

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