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.
The new site SFSkids.org is driven by the potential of online gaming in music education and learning. Kids can play, perform, conduct, and compose — make music, and just listen to it. All in the spirit of fun.More "S.F. Symphony's New Website for Kids: Let the Games Begin" »
Jodi Levitz, Ives Quartet Violist and Chair of the String Department at SFCM, discusses how to balance your bow without tension, for maximum efficiency. She describes how to use the weight of the bow to achieve the best results.More "VIDEO TIP: Balancing Your Bow on the Instrument" »
Let us count the ways to catch the ever-busy, delightful San Francisco Girls Chorus this March.More "Catching Up With the San Francisco Girls Chorus" »
The S.F. Symphony's next season will highlight the 20th anniversary of Michael Tilson Thomas as music director, and celebrate his 70th birthday at special events.More "S.F. Symphony Season Marks MTT Anniversary" »
The Orchestra, a Brazilian source of pride, will give two performances featuring youthful sizzle as well as strong musicianship.More "The Bahia Youth Symphony Orchestra: El Sistema, Brazilian Style" »
Although the Hollywood movie industry relies more than ever on huge budget action movies, the movies nominated for best score of 2013 have a much less adrenaline-pumping, ear-splitting character. Here are nominees.More "Academy Awards Playlist" »
The famous psychological horror story reimagined as an oratorio by teenagers at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts.More "Letter From L.A.: Inspired Kids Compose a Monster Oratorio" »