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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 14, 2015

A harrowing performance of the final duet of Eugene Onegin made this gala far more than a parade of star turns.

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Opera Review
December 8, 2015

The Conservatory’s “by the Brook” Carmen was a vital emotional experience.

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Opera Review
November 21, 2015

Pageantry there is, but the S.F. Opera’s production of Wagner’s Meistersinger von Nürnberg reveals the small, human moments that make this comedy timeless.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 16, 2015

The Greek violinist joined the S.F. Symphony for an all-Sibelius segment of the program, which also included Schumann’s Symphony No. 3.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 12, 2015

It was the lesser-known of three piano quintets that shone in an inspired performance.

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Opera Review
October 21, 2015

S.F. Opera’s brings Japanese artist Jun Kaneko’s reimagining of the Mozart classic back for a 10-performance run.

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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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