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
July 1, 2015

Misty Copeland is now the only African-American principal dancer among America’s top three ballet companies.

More "A Ballerina Triumphs, A Barrier Breaks" »
Feature Article
June 30, 2015

The local orchestra is finding new and interesting ways to touch the community, and is being rewarded.

More "Fremont Symphony Flourishes With Help From The Community" »
Feature Article
June 30, 2015

The San Francisco Youth Orchestra may be in Germany, but the Bay Area has a front-row seat.

More " It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
June 24, 2015

Paying tribute to the hard-working musicians behind San Francisco Opera's production of Les Troyens.

More "Naming Names for the "Shimmering Halo" of <em>Les Troyens</em>" »
Feature Article
June 18, 2015

The San Francisco Symphony's principal violist talks about un-selfconscious music making and being “in the zone.”

More "Violist Jonathan Vinocour: Reaching Peak Performance" »
Feature Article
June 16, 2015

Google goes classical, the NBA Finals create a Twitter war between the Bay Area and Cleveland orchestras, and the S.F. Conservatory of Music's voice department gets new leadership.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
Wolf Hall: The Tudor Music cover
June 12, 2015

The latest soundtrack affiliated with the popular PBS miniseries pulls together pieces of authentic Tudor music.

More "A Wolf Hall to Call Your Own" »
Feature Article
June 8, 2015

The Veterans Memorial Building’s Herbst Theatre is set to reopen in October, and the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera will occupy the building’s fourth floor.

More "Vital S.F. Venue Reconstruction in the Homestretch" »
Feature Article
June 5, 2015

Mauro Ffortissimo can think of dozens of ways to use and play the piano – all of them unusual.

More "Life Played Ffortissimo: An Artist Liberates the Piano" »