Music News

Read breaking news and items of interest from the world of music in the San Francisco Bay Area and far beyond.

October 1, 2019
A critic’s thoughtful essay looks at the recent history and near future of arts journalism.
September 30, 2019
Nicole Heaston replaces an ailing Jennifer Davis in the role. Performances begin Oct. 11.
September 24, 2019
The SFCM's newest departments are prominently showcased in a weekend crammed with performances.
September 24, 2019
Bay Area operagoers can choose between West Bay Opera’s production and a concert presentation by the Claude Heater Foundation.
September 19, 2019
Take a look inside San Francisco’s newest theater space.
September 17, 2019
KQED reporter Chloe Veltman meets singers who have had gender reassignment surgery, and how they’re adapting their careers to their authentic selves.
September 17, 2019
The massive man-of-war setting for Billy Budd has a story of its own.
September 16, 2019
Multimedia concerts with SFO divas celebrate escapes of all sorts on Sept. 20–21.
September 10, 2019
Orchestras and opera houses are the most change-resistant classical organizations. So how’s that balance thing going in the Bay Area?
September 10, 2019
Boasting stellar chamber works performed by first-rate artists, the series is a long-running gift to Bay Area music lovers.