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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June 25, 2019

The Royal Ballet and L.A. Dance Project premiere major productions in what used to be the cultural “offseason.”

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June 18, 2019

Hawa Diabaté missed the festival due to visa delays, but the problem is much wider than that.

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June 8, 2019

The lovely, tongue-twisting Czech libretto offers a challenge to the singers — and their coaches.

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June 6, 2019

Vaunted R&B and gospel singer Leola Jiles joins the angel band.

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June 4, 2019

Du Yun, The Living Earth Show, and Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project are only a few of the musicians who say that they’re actively subverting categories.

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June 3, 2019

Our picks for great June festivals and gigs featuring jazz vocalists.

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May 27, 2019

The LA Phil stages a “staggeringly ambitious production” of the groundbreaking opera.

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May 25, 2019

Two companies will not perform at the SFIAF because of unusual visa rejections.

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May 17, 2019

The composer has been dinged by critics here and there, but his music continues to inspire musicians, 45 years after his passing.

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May 2, 2019

Great players, big events, a few small venues: our monthly guide.

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