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.


Feature Article
September 4, 2015

Robert Paul Commanday, who died last night in his Berkeley home at age 93, was a prominent presence and inspiring gadfly to generations of musicians, audiences, and journalists.

More "Saying Farewell to Robert P. Commanday" »
Feature Article
August 31, 2015

The Bay Area mourns the loss of George Cleve, from former students and musicologists to fans.

More "Memories of George Cleve, Maestro and Mentor" »
Feature Article
August 27, 2015

The general and artistic director of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle talks to SFCV about the project and how it has evolved for events the project leaders haven’t even thought up.

More "Christoph Lieben-Seutter on Building a Concert Hall for the Future" »
Feature Article
August 25, 2015

The Proms bring summer to an end, and autumn's personnel searches heat up.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
August 25, 2015

The leading technological audience engagement tool is now six years old, and it’s a “game-changer,” according to many insiders we’ve talked to.

More "How Your Smartphone Can Bring 'Creative Disruption' Into the Concert Hall" »
Feature Article
August 25, 2015

The wait is over. We look at the winners of our first-ever Best of the Bay reader poll.

More "Best of the Bay 2014-15 Winners" »
Feature Article
August 11, 2015

Curious Flights announces its upcoming season, and Seiji Ozawa suffers a hip fracture after a fall.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
August 7, 2015

SFCV sits down with the composers to discuss their pieces, Absolute Jest and Radial Play, and what is next.

More "John and Samuel Adams, Together" »
Feature Article
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.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
July 23, 2015

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

More "A Smarter Approach to Sound at SFJAZZ" »