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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

Choral Review
October 20, 2015

The a cappella vocal quartet take a final turn through the repertory they did so much to reanimate.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 19, 2015

Guest conductor Mälkki led the symphony through a program of Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev.

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Opera Review
October 13, 2015

Nicholas McGegan and the orchestra resuscitate Alessandro Scarlatti’s often forgotten work with help from an impressive group of singers.

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Recital Review
October 6, 2015

A cabaret evening of Kate Smith songs created by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 5, 2015

In his performance of the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, Kenneth Renshaw shows he is a soloist to watch.

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Opera Review
September 15, 2015

Stephen Sondheim’s scream-fest is gory, erotic, hilarious, and tragic – everything you need for a great night at the opera.

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Upcoming Concert
September 8, 2015

The company’s inaugural production runs September 18-19 at Stage Werx, a 70-seat venue in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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Opera Review
August 24, 2015

The 2015 edition of the Merola Opera Program’s Grand Finale provided all the drama and entertainment of a reality TV competition.

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Festival Review
August 11, 2015

American Bach Soloists completed its second evening devoted to “Versailles & The Parisian Baroque” at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a bit of drama.

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Opera Review
July 27, 2015

The Merola Opera Program pairs a quiet take on Gian Carlo Menotti’s haunting short opera with a loud performance of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

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Opera Review
June 26, 2015

A transfixing performance by the dramatic soprano and great work from the chorus were the selling points for the Symphony's cap to the Beethoven Festival.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 22, 2015

The four-and-a-half-hour marathon had everything except the composer himself.

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Chamber Music Review
June 8, 2015

The soprano’s performance of Arianna a Naxos lights up the room after an opening plagued with intonation and communication issues.

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Opera Review
April 20, 2015

The period-instrument ensemble joins forces with fellows from the San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship program to perform the Rossini opera.

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Recital Review
April 13, 2015

The English tenor lent his voice to dark material at a performance of “The Music and Poetry of the Great War.”

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Opera Review
April 7, 2015

Donizetti's buoyant comedy was transposed to 1950s America in Jose Maria Condemi's staging for Conservatory Opera Theatre.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 16, 2015

It takes an orchestra as good as Philharmonia Baroque and a soloist like Rachel Podger to showcase Vivaldi’s protean imagination.

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Recital Review
March 8, 2015

The mezzo soprano's recital in San Francisco with pianist Julius Drake offered rich payoffs in the middle of the program, oddities at the beginning and end.

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Feature Article
March 3, 2015

A season-long survey of Robert Schumann's symphonies, with recordings, is the next big project, as the Symphony announced its coming season.

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Opera Review
March 3, 2015

Mezzo Susan Graham was inspiring in an afternoon of art songs about romantic love.

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