Black Experience

Victoria Looseleaf - March 14, 2023

A multimedia performance and conversation at the Ebell Club honors the memory of the great dancer, who died in 2018.

Andrew Gilbert - March 13, 2023

The saxophonist/composer, a key figure in the Afrofuturist movement, celebrates 50 years of his band as he moves into new creative territory.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 7, 2023

Two of the recently revived composer’s late masterpieces flourish in a recording with soprano Janinah Burnett and bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

Lou Fancher - March 3, 2023

The conductorless chamber orchestra launches the Herbert Franklin Mells Project, performing scores that have gone unheard for almost 70 years.

Michael Zwiebach - March 3, 2023

In a new series, the KDFC/KUSC resident artist continues to cover underrepresented composers and the history that makes American music so rich.

Andrew Gilbert - February 28, 2023

The drummer brings her four-part multimedia suite to SFJAZZ, working with the Del Sol String Quartet and dancer Babatunji Johnson, among others.

Jim Farber - February 28, 2023

In a major recital for LA Opera, the tenor sings three world premieres dealing directly with being proudly gay.

Lily O'Brien - February 13, 2023

This year’s PIVOT Festival will showcase the music of Black and women composers, works that haven’t been recorded until now.

Victoria Looseleaf - February 6, 2023

SFCV chats with the award-winning, boundary-breaking dance artist, whose company, A.I.M, comes to California this month.

Richard S. Ginell - January 24, 2023

Resurrected by determined advocates like Cox, William Levi Dawson’s symphony is definitely repertory-worthy.