Music Features

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.


Kids & Families Feature
April 24, 2014

The S.F. Symphony’s Adventures in Music program reaches every child in grades 1-5 in the San Francisco Unified School District with music appreciation, inspiring them and building community.

More "How 24,000 Students Leave Their Hearts in San Francisco" »
Feature Article
April 22, 2014

A Weill-Poulenc double-bill from Opera Parallèle offers a musical-theatrical gem; a source of excitement and discovery.

More "Opera Parallèle Double-Bill Sails Magnificently on Dry Land" »
Kids & Families Feature
April 17, 2014

There will be a lot of private family events this weekend, but if you’re looking for something to do with the family to celebrate, or for no special reason, here are some best bets.

More "Three Weekend Recommendations for Families" »
Video Essay
April 16, 2014
Percussionist Omar Ledezma, Jr. provides an introduction to the Cuban Marcha Rhythm, the most common rhythm used in Salsa/Son music. More "VIDEO TIP: Cuban Marcha Rhythm" »
News Report
April 11, 2014

The Peninsula Symphony was allegedly robbed by its former executive director, but it was also compromised by a board that trusted too much.

More "UPDATE: The Discreet Charm of Stephen Jay Carlton" »
Kids & Families Feature
April 10, 2014

In this profile of a local school music program SFCV spoke with Michael Pakaluk, who heads the music program at Lynbrook High School.

More "Music in the Schools: Lynbrook High School" »
Kids & Families Feature
April 9, 2014

It’s time once again to pit your problem-solving skills against the good doctor.

More "Dr. Gary Gruber's Brain Teasers, Vol. 2" »
Video Essay
April 9, 2014
With the assistance of his student Hanson Tam, SFCM Professor William Wellborn demonstrates how to generally make the melody more prominent in a thick chord cluster. More "VIDEO TIP: Voicing the Melody in Interlocking Chords" »
Playlist
April 9, 2014

Perk up your body and spirit with this playlist welcoming spring.

More "Spring Break Playlist" »
Editorial
April 8, 2014

As more women dare to put themselves forward in the realm of music, arts organizations — those which are not so self-destructive as to ignore the talent of half the planet’s musicians — will begin to hand them the baton more often.

More "Where Men Conduct and Women Twirl the Baton " »