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 apparent stalling of the project to build a center for Philip Glass’s Days and Nights Festival has not slowed the composer one bit. But it’s another thing for residents to discuss as they ponder the future of Big Sur.More "Glass Houses: The Quest to Build a Cultural Center in Big Sur" »
The new Taube Atrium Theater will host a variety of small opera and theater pieces, and its director of programming is looking to fill it with exciting surprises.More "S.F. Opera Lab Sets Out to Make a Splash Without Spectacle" »
The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer likes “janky mandolin,” hip hop, random sounds and, oh yeah, Bach and Beethoven. Discover how she finds inspiration in exploring different “worlds of music.”More "Caroline Shaw’s Expanding Musical Universe" »
An opera premiere about a Marine returning from Iraq is grounded in the experiences of a veteran of the recent war.More "Long Beach Opera Returns to the Battlefield" »
Although she’s grown smarter about her work habits, Sarah Chang is still learning and pushing herself with new challenges.More "In Mid-Career, Sarah Chang Finds Room to Grow" »
For Lara Downes the personal is musical, and she’s building her career on connecting audiences to artistic process. And she’s thinking carefully about how music connects to human events.More "Lara Downes Is Showing Us How to Make Music Matter " »