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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February 12, 2019

An 80-minute Idomeneo brings the question to the fore.

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February 11, 2019

The late jazz singer was a powerful creative force in the Bay Area scene.

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February 1, 2019

From Nigerian Afrobeat to an Art Blakey tribute, SFCV’s monthly jazz picks offer something for everyone.

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February 1, 2019

Multiconcert residencies at key Bay Area venues allow artists to stretch beyond the boundaries of one-off performances.

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January 27, 2019

A world premiere, a role debut for Plácido Domingo, and a little bit of Hollywood.

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January 25, 2019

Russian violinist Philippe Quint revives the music of Charlie Chaplin.

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January 22, 2019

A lush, three-disc set from Resonance Records taps deep into the Eric Dolphy legacy.

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January 22, 2019

Some repertory staples get a makeover and fresh casting, while The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs gets its local premiere.

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January 8, 2019

Recordings of new music rooted in tradition that still is uncompromisingly contemporary — and sometimes unsettling.

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January 2, 2019

Photographer Veryl Oakland’s images capture jazz greats in beautiful moments both ecstatic and contemplative.

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