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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January 21, 2020

Cofounder Charles Amirkhanian talks about a lifetime of expanding and reshaping the definition of “serious music.”

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January 19, 2020

The legendary jazz pianist makes a rare West-Coast appearance at San Francisco’s Black Cat starting Jan. 23.

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January 17, 2020

The opera’s composer, librettist, and director chat about the evolution of their fresh take on the Orpheus myth.

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January 13, 2020

A Jake Heggie premiere highlights residencies at Kohl Mansion and the Soraya.

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January 5, 2020

The annual sampler of four new works is a boon to opera lovers, creators, and producers alike.

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January 3, 2020

The successful, young executive is ruffling some feathers with her message of change for classical-music organizations.

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December 29, 2019

A world premiere opera, site-specific dance, and music on the Metro are just part of what’s in store for the three-month festival.

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December 26, 2019

The adventurous pianist has fresh ideas for programming SF Performances’ KDFC Salon Series.

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December 22, 2019

Streaming digital music hasn’t completely killed the venerable tradition of great orchestras making interesting records.

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December 17, 2019

The innovative ensemble invests in the evolution of music by commissioning new works by emerging composers.

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