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 24, 2020

UPDATED Nov. 24: SFCV’s weekly guide to online music.

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November 23, 2020

While presenters seek closer ties with donors and community partners, they’re also making changes that will last post-pandemic.

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November 16, 2020

These award-winning Bay Area innovators are sculpting sound for hits on both the big screen and the home theater.

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November 10, 2020

The only surviving opera by an accomplished contemporary of Mozart and Haydn takes the virtual stage in LAO’s collaboration with the Colburn School.

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November 4, 2020

Brian Baumbusch, Lisa Bielawa, and Danny Clay hope that their musical reflections during quarantine will resonate.

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November 3, 2020

SFSU professor Hafez Modirzadeh proposes a fresh, far-ranging agenda for the school’s music curriculum.

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October 27, 2020

The difficulties for musicians have rarely been greater than now, but here are three who have never backed down from a challenge.

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October 19, 2020

LA Chamber Orchestra’s artistic advisor is making connections with his adventurous new-music ensemble.

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October 13, 2020

Cal Performances at Home presents a film version of the composer’s multimedia Real Enemies on Oct. 21.

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October 3, 2020

A new disc establishes the quintet as solid contributors to the Bay Area’s rich tradition of classical-crossover innovators.

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