Music News

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

March 19, 2019
Fans of just intonation can look forward to the premiere of this new Bay Area festival.
March 18, 2019
The 16th career-making contest takes place in Russia this June.
March 12, 2019
Two heady weekends of new orchestral music including a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wynton Marsalis’s Jazz Symphony.
March 12, 2019
With the final bows of Michael Tilson Thomas as music director, the orchestra gives clues to its future and sends its current director off in style.
March 12, 2019
The San Francisco Bay Area, once home to many small, adventurous theater companies, now aspires to become Broadway-West, with musicals old and new abounding....
March 12, 2019
Riccardo Muti sides with the musicians, who have been striking since Sunday.
March 7, 2019
Veteran Director of Communications Jon Finck gets his walking papers.
March 5, 2019
The shake-up in musical leadership around the Bay Area continues with new directors at Festival Opera, Schola Cantorum, and SFEMS.
March 4, 2019
A new opera by Jake Heggie is the jewel of the 2019 Merola season.
February 26, 2019
And a commission from Caroline Shaw, and a slew of famous soloists …