Primary tabs

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 Music Review
October 19, 2013

In the second of three concerts in their season-opening Salon Series weekend, the Cypress String Quartet looked comfortably at home at SFJazz.

More »
Chamber Music Review
October 6, 2013

The piano duo ZOFO regales its audience with a bright, brainy, bravura all-American program.

More »
Opera Review
July 20, 2013

Benjamin Britten’s moody Turn of the Screw, based on the Henry James novella, compels and produces shudders at the same time.

More »
Chamber Music Review
July 19, 2013

Full-on piano artistry from all hands (and there were many) marks [email protected]’s initial outing in its summer series.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 5, 2013

The Marin Symphony, with pianist Joyce Yang, provides an illuminating session of compare-and-contrast of Debussy’s La Mer, along with some delicious Ravel.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 23, 2013

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, superb and often startling performs in what anything but an ordinary night of music-making.

More »
Recital Review
March 9, 2013

A recital by Nathan Gunn, which figured to be a choice evening, fell considerably short of expectations, mired in a murky middle ground.

More »
Recital Review
February 26, 2013

Baritone Thomas Hampson’s artistry guarantees a memorable evening of art songs, by Schumann, Barber, and Michael Hersch.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 25, 2013

Richard Danielpour’s A Woman’s Life, an ardent and varied setting of seven poems by Maya Angelou, is an expansive an enchanting highlight on the OEBS program.

More »
Choral Review
December 20, 2012

The American Bach Soloists presented the Messiah to great effect; the music took advantage of the striking atmospheric advantages in San Francisco’s grandest sacred space, and met the challenge of connecting — personally —  to the listener in such a large, reverberant canyon.

More »
DVD Review
November 20, 2012

In Lost and Sound, an emotional new documentary film, we are invited to share the experience of hearing impaired musicians as they find new paths to music and testify to music’s transformative power.

More »
Artist Spotlight
November 12, 2012

British actress Imogen Poots’ latest film A Late Quartet set her and her fellow actors the task of learning to play string instruments so as to capture the intimacy of a string quartet. 

More »
DVD Review
November 12, 2012

The plot may be melodramatic, but the truthfulness about music-making makes Yaron Zilberman’s new film, with its star-studded cast, an excellent example of music in film. 

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 25, 2012

Tis the season for late Brahms, and the San Francisco Symphony under late replacement conductor Asher Fisch delivered a somber, powerful reading of the composer’s last symphony.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 12, 2012

A pairing of French works delivered delights at S.F. Chamber Orchestra’s season opener.

More »
Feature Article
October 2, 2012

The eagerly awaited premiere of composer Jake Heggie’s new opera is around the corner. Here’s a backstage look.

More »
News Report
August 22, 2012

Ideas for arts funding and San Francisco policies to better support the arts provoke stimulating discussion at a Town Hall meeting.

More »
Festival Review
August 17, 2012

Judd Greenstein’s “thrill-ride” highlights a winning chamber music program in a Napa Valley vineyard.

More »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 6, 2012

The Marin Symphony's presentation of an opus to the Golden Gate Bridge, the sonically immersive composition by Rob Kapilow, is a work that aims to capture it all.

More »
Season Preview
February 17, 2012

For years, Bach muddied the waters of the “authentic” version of his St. Matthew Passion, but now American Bach Soloists will clarify certain things.

More »

Pages