Artist Spotlight

These lively Q&A's aim to shed light on the personalities behind the music. Get to know your favorite artists...or discover someone new!


Artist Spotlight
June 19, 2014

Before her run with the San Francisco Symphony, soprano Elza van den Heever gets candid with SFCV.

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Artist Spotlight
June 17, 2014

The impressively knowledgeable executive director of NCCO is about to turn over the keys to that string-ensemble kingdom to another.

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Artist Spotlight
June 10, 2014

Mezzo Elizabeth DeShong elaborates on her understanding of Madama Butterfly's confidante, as she prepares for her S.F. Opera run in the emotionally powerful role.

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Artist Spotlight
June 4, 2014

Noted for his “reimagining” of works by Mahler and Mozart and their ilk, Uri Caine discusses his Jewish roots, classical improv, and wide-ranging jazz influences.

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Artist Spotlight
May 28, 2014

Others’ scholarship and playing styles helped draw Kristian Bezuidenhout to the beguiling field of early-music performance.

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Artist Spotlight
May 20, 2014

Susanna Phillips’ star is still on the rise, and San Francisco audiences will welcome her Poulenc and Fauré on May 29 and 30, in concert with the S.F. Symphony.

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Artist Spotlight
May 19, 2014

As S.F. Opera prepares to launch its summer production of the great musical Show Boat, its director reflects on its broad relevance to the America of today.

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Artist Spotlight
April 21, 2014

Concert-loving mezzo Kelley O’Connor talks about upcoming performances and the expanding arc of her career.

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Artist Spotlight
April 15, 2014

A passion for connecting today’s audiences with great music of the past is the driving force behind Nicole Paiement’s rising company, Opera Parallèle.

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Artist Spotlight
March 31, 2014

The Labèque sisters are readying their latest four-hand program for San Francisco, featuring American composers, played in Katia’s and Marielle’s inimitable fashion.

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