Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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July 28, 2015

Prize-winning tenor Darren Pene Pati returns from the London Operalia with a surprise for his voice coach, and the Independent praises MTT/S.F. Symphony record.

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July 23, 2015

Acoustician Sam Berkow talks about what it takes to tune up the venue’s sound system.

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July 20, 2015

As arts promoters and publicity teams deviate more from traditional norms, we’re finding unexpected connections with other industries, like sports. Find out how some ambitious symphony executives are remaking their brands.

More "Etudes on Innovation: What the Performing Arts Can Learn From Sports Marketing" »
Feature Article
July 14, 2015

Glorious vocal recordings by three different artists are reason enough to spend some of your summer reclining with earbuds in place.

More "Songs for Summer: Recitals by Isabel Leonard, Carolyn Sampson, and Christianne Stotijn" »
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July 14, 2015

Marin Marais' 1709 opera Sémélé gets a long overdue North American premiere, and a concert that will purposely put you to sleep.

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July 1, 2015

Misty Copeland is now the only African-American principal dancer among America’s top three ballet companies.

More "A Ballerina Triumphs, A Barrier Breaks" »
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June 30, 2015

The local orchestra is finding new and interesting ways to touch the community, and is being rewarded.

More "Fremont Symphony Flourishes With Help From The Community" »
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June 30, 2015

The San Francisco Youth Orchestra may be in Germany, but the Bay Area has a front-row seat.

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June 24, 2015

Paying tribute to the hard-working musicians behind San Francisco Opera's production of Les Troyens.

More "Naming Names for the "Shimmering Halo" of <em>Les Troyens</em>" »