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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April 14, 2017

Composer and scholar Carman Moore talks with SFCV about Scott Joplin and his overarching influence on all aspects of American music.

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Feature Article
April 11, 2017

Young People’s Symphony, César Ulloa ties the knot, Laurie Cohen bows out, Lamplighters has A Song to Sing

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April 6, 2017

Look for dance without limits when AXIS takes the stage during National Dance Week.

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Feature Article
April 4, 2017

The executive behind Keeping Score and SoundBox reflects on his 18-year tenure.

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Feature Article
March 28, 2017

Music blooms in Yerba Buena Gardens, Schwabacher debuts help launch careers, and the Oakland Voice Competition heats up.

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Feature Article
March 21, 2017

New York Phil’s newly named president and CEO managed miracles in Los Angeles. Can she do it again in her hometown?

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Feature Article
March 14, 2017

A quartet of recent recordings full of startling, genre-crossing compositions shows what the classical world had been missing.

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Feature Article
March 11, 2017

Merolini and Bay Area musical tyros at the fore, Earplay on the edge, and Marcelaru at Cabrillo

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Feature Article
March 11, 2017

How have musicians been affected by stringent border controls, and how might the arts change in response to the right’s culture war?

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Photo Essay
March 1, 2017

The Baroque & Beats program at the DNA Lounge had fans grooving to a mix of classical music and electronic dance music, and we have photos to prove it.

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