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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August 4, 2020

Four conductors discuss their experiences, views on orchestral culture, and whether things are getting better.

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August 1, 2020

The 20-member ensemble is set to give an avian-inspired John Luther Adams work an airing in upstate New York.

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July 31, 2020

With so many amateur and student musicians missing their in-person lessons, the demand for web-based learning is greater than ever.

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July 28, 2020

Stacy Garrop’s The Battle for the Ballot gets a world premiere in 2020 despite the lockdown and the dispersal of Cabrillo’s orchestra across the U.S. It’s just that important.

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July 27, 2020

The box set documents the conductor’s 16 years with the orchestra and the transformations he inaugurated.

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July 21, 2020

This summer’s online festival offers its courses, master classes, symposium, and keynote addresses to a broader audience than ever.

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July 20, 2020

The celebrated Iranian singer and Kronos collaborator crosses new boundaries with a CD of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry recorded with a Norwegian jazz trio.

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July 13, 2020

For these performers, sheltering-in-place has provided an opportunity to explore new musical avenues.

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July 7, 2020

Our jazz critic shares his choice of recent local releases that provide musical balm for troubled times.

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July 6, 2020

A cultural highlight of San Francisco’s summer takes to the internet and keeps the community celebration going.

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