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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

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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Opera Review
August 5, 2017

Stellar ensemble work and strong vocal performances make magic with Rossini’s fairy tale.

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Opera Review
July 23, 2017

Three diverse one-acts gave Merola’s singers a chance to strut their stuff.

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Opera Review
June 13, 2017

S.F. Opera unveils a revival with spotty singing, less effective acting.

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Opera Review
May 29, 2017

Strauss’s complex, modern opera is lifted by strong performances on stage and in the pit.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 9, 2017

Charles Dutoit elicited powerful, emotional music from an augmented S.F. Symphony.

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Opera Review
May 2, 2017

Decades of imagining and four years of “construction” culminate in a splendid production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet.

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