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.


Feature Article
June 20, 2017

Composer Lisa Bielawa is used to big ideas and challenges, and her T.V. serial opera is again pushing back limits.

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Feature Article
June 20, 2017

Farewell to the SF Symphony Wednesday subscription performances, Piaf by the Bay, and the renovation of a multipurpose theater is announced.

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Feature Article
June 16, 2017

Vijay Iyer wants musical experiences that push him to the brink, and maybe over.

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Feature Article
June 10, 2017

The jazz pianist and classical composer imports some Southern Indian influences, ironically bringing the festival back to one of its roots.

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Feature Article
June 9, 2017

Allan Kozinn listens to the latest music from the busy creative community in Iceland.

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Feature Article
June 6, 2017

There’s a rich history of classical music waiting to be discovered if you know where to look.

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Editorial
June 6, 2017

There’s a lost world of music SFCV would like to help you discover, and we're going to make that happen in a series of articles.

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Feature Article
May 26, 2017

Eun Lee, a busy educator, conductor, and musician battles for social justice one note at a time.

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Feature Article
May 23, 2017

The anniversary provided the opportunity for enterprising musicians to produce almost unknown scores from the composer’s huge catalog of scores for all kinds of instruments, plus puppets, dancers, and the kitchen sink.

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Feature Article
May 22, 2017

One of the country’s most accomplished young composers talks about his run-in with border-control officials, and how his art and political work feed off each other.

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