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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November 16, 2017

The trumpet virtuoso is inventing new protocols for compensating musicians outside of the concert hall.

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November 14, 2017

New life for violins saved from the Holocaust, S.F. Conservatory goes global, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio via Japan

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November 13, 2017

The composer talks about Girls of the Golden West, premiering next week at San Francisco Opera.

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November 2, 2017

Where can you hear great jazz in the Bay Area? Our compendium reveals all.

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October 31, 2017

Kronos pursues 50 new quartets, music at the Filipino Film Fest, and a deluxe John Adams release.

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October 27, 2017

With the structure in place, Bang on a Can continues to spread its gospel, looking forward rather than at its accomplishments.

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October 24, 2017

The dynamic duo of chamber music have extraordinary vision and extraordinary influence. Here’s a portrait of these charismatic arts leaders.

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October 17, 2017

Notes from our roving reporter on the Golden West, Korea, and 11th-century Sicily

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October 14, 2017

New music without Bang on a Can would be a lot less visible, a lot grayer, and a lot less fun. Here’s the story of their breakthrough ideas.

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October 8, 2017

Our roving photographer takes a visual tour of one of the City’s great festivals.

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