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
February 1, 2016

The Cypress Quartet musicians are ending their run together, after 20 years. Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel fills in the details.

More "Last Notes for a Quartet" »
Feature Article
January 27, 2016

Seniors are experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits of regular music practice as part of a scientific study on music and aging.

More "Senior Choirs Show the Benefits of Singing (and Help Scientists Understand Them)" »
Feature Article
January 26, 2016

S.F. Symphony hopes for a touchdown with its collaboration with NFL Films, and West Bay Opera gets ready for Onegin.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
January 22, 2016

It’s not your dad’s electronic organ. At 16 tons, Marshall and Ogletree’s International Touring Organ is (barely) portable, but it’s the expanded range of things it can do that is really interesting.

More "Has the Digital Organ Arrived? Cameron Carpenter Is Betting On It" »
Feature Article
January 19, 2016

The Harris Guitar Collection at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers students a chance to work with different guitars from history.

More "Harris Guitar Collection is History in the Making" »
Feature Article
January 12, 2016

Cappella SF is embarking on yet another presentation of the "rare and unusual," and iconic artist David Bowie dies.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
January 5, 2016

SFCV recommends some of the big events hitting the Bay Area this spring.

More "Top Musical Events for the New Year" »
Opinion
December 15, 2015

One of opera’s great philanthropists argues for allowing market forces to help opera production escape from "infantile disorder."

More "Is Opera the Museum of the Left?" »
Feature Article
December 15, 2015

The Conservatory of Flowers will continue to celebrate the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition through April 10, 2016, and the San Francisco Merola Opera Program is honoring Patricia Racette.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
December 12, 2015

Anyone can join this Oakland orchestra without an audition, and not surprisingly, a lot of adventurous musicians are taking advantage.

More "An Open, Free, Reading Orchestra? That’s Awesöme!" »