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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

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 9, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert’s muscular approach made a tame program exciting and fresh.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 3, 2016

The heralded composer’s much-anticipated premiere was just one gem in a dazzling evening of sonic and temporal connections explored by Pablo Heras-Casado and the S.F Symphony.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 2, 2016

Singing the praises of Mendelssohn’s underrated “Hymn of Praise” symphony in a powerhouse performance by Philharmonia Baroque and an augmented Philharmonia Chorale.

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Opera Review
April 18, 2016

New Opera NYC’s Julia Lima and Viktor Antipenko are thrilling in Tchaikovsky one-act opera.

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Recital Review
March 25, 2016

The Mexican-American baritone delivered a fascinating and linguistically diverse program without getting tongue-tied.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 9, 2016

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields fielded a great soloist on Sunday, but missed a conductor’s attention.

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Opera Review
February 22, 2016

The “opera in jazz” follows the life of aging, dementia-scarred prize fighter Emile Griffith.

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Opera Review
February 12, 2016

Less musically brilliant than the Rossini favorite, Giovanni Paisiello's Barber of Seville still provided plenty of sparkle and musical comedy.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 8, 2016

The orchestra welcomed fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout as soloist in an all-Mozart program.

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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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