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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September 30, 2016

The noted composer is an advocate for the hearing impaired and is pushing public venues to provide better services.

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September 27, 2016

Figaro comes to the West Bay, musicians provide support for neighborhood project, and Maestro Dudamel pleads for the arts.    

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September 21, 2016

For these experimental-music pioneers, new music is about ideas, not a collection of electronic gizmos.

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September 16, 2016

Dancing Around the Clock, Celebrating John Adams, and Topping the Charts with Einaudi

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September 9, 2016

A century-old opera from a classic story, gets a makeover in a collaboration between the Silk Road Ensemble, vocalist Alim Qasimov, and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

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September 1, 2016

The influential guitarist and long-serving S.F. Conservatory of Music professor, David Tanenbaum, gives us a piece of his mind.

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August 30, 2016

SFCV writers peer into the future to find cool and unusual events (and one evergreen) worth getting on your calendar now.

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August 30, 2016

A Dutchman in Livermore, Rainbow Music, SFMusic Day, and all the news that fits.

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August 29, 2016

The results are in. We look at the winners of our second-annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

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August 26, 2016

Getting to the core of Cao Xuequin’s epic novel and translating it into opera has been an epic journey in itself for the creative team.

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