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.
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" »
The apparent stalling of the project to build a center for Philip Glass’s Days and Nights Festival has not slowed the composer one bit. But it’s another thing for residents to discuss as they ponder the future of Big Sur.More "Glass Houses: The Quest to Build a Cultural Center in Big Sur" »