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.
Kaija Saariaho headlines at Ojai and Ojai North this year, sharing time with Tania Leon, Dina El Wedidi, Airuna Sairam, soprano Julia Bullock, and musicologist Susan McClary.More "The Year of the Woman at the Ojai Festival" »
Approaching the end of their collaboration, Cypress Quartet returns to their roots in a series of performances in unusual locales.More "Cypress String Quartet Pops Up With Ludwig van B." »
There’s a fascinating and diverse group of mandolinists and mandolin orchestras in the Bay Area. Who knew?More "Mandolin Orchestras Are a Thing – And They Have Their Own S.F. Festival" »
In recent recordings, the S.F. Symphony gives us a bevy of Bates, Philharmonia Baroque resuscitates a serenata, and American Bach Soloists air a rarely-performed version of Handel’s Messiah.More "New (and New-Old) Music From Major Bay Area Ensembles" »