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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October 25, 2018

Three recent conservatory graduates share their stories about first orchestra jobs, the audition circuit, gigging, and student debt.

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October 22, 2018

Bay Area musicians building their own record labels create a bulwark against the tidal wave of digital distribution.

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October 16, 2018

The venerable institution is vital and current, as a week of performances demonstrates.

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October 15, 2018

In his recent Bay Area sets, the musician turned on a new audience with an aesthetic that mixes electronic dance loops and beats with traditional jazz grooves.

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October 8, 2018

Glass’s second-most-improbable opera will be seen in the famous staging that cemented the show in the international repertory.

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October 8, 2018

The Green Center’s new executive director looks to make art matter to his student constituents.

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October 2, 2018

A world-class Brazilian choro fest is just one of our top picks this month.

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September 27, 2018

A librettist-producer’s tale of what it takes to get through all the difficulties of bringing a new opera to the stage.

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September 15, 2018

Cellist Michelle Djokic calls “Time’s Up” on bullying and shaming in music rehearsals — and spreads the message to teens.

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September 10, 2018

The evolution of the Los Angeles Philharmonic presents a more hopeful view. Part II of LA Phil at 100.

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