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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

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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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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