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.


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April 9, 2015

The Sacramento region faces an identity crisis when it comes to the arts. Can it remake itself?

More "Can Sacramento Ever Become Brooklyn? (And Would It Want To…)" »
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April 8, 2015

Musical musings on S.F. Opera's own Game of Thrones, the S.F. Symphony at the movies, and more.

More "It's News to Me" »
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March 27, 2015

Reviews of albums by the UK group Voces8, Anonymous 4 and Norway’s Trio Mediaeval.

More "New Releases Make for a Triple A Cappella Fest" »
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard
March 11, 2015

Pierre-Laurent the pianist celebrates his long-time association with Pierre the composer.

More "Aimard on Boulez: A Tribute on the Composer's 90th" »
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March 6, 2015

The 20th anniversary edition of Other Minds offers a number of commemorations, not least those tied to founder Charles Amirkhanian's personal history.

More "Other Minds 2015 Merges Art and Politics" »
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March 6, 2015

The company reports that it will shut down this month unless it can close a revenue hole.

More "Ballet San Jose Makes Last-Ditch Funding Appeal" »
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Thomas Ades
March 3, 2015

The composer, who appears with the San Francisco Symphony this week, connects music and visual art in his concerto In Seven Days.

More "Thomas Adès: Building Worlds of Sound and Vision" »
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March 3, 2015

A season-long survey of Robert Schumann's symphonies, with recordings, is the next big project, as the Symphony announced its coming season.

More "Schumann and SoundBox Highlight Next S.F. Symphony Season" »
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February 25, 2015

An in-depth discussion with the composer about his distinctive musical style, its evolution, and its ties to his worldview

More "John Luther Adams: From the Margins to the Mainstream" »
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February 5, 2015

In his first season as Opera San Jose's artistic director, Larry Hancock is betting on a likeable adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel.

More "Opera San Jose Ventures Where Angels Fear to Tread" »