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.
The San Francisco Symphony's principal violist talks about un-selfconscious music making and being “in the zone.”More "Violist Jonathan Vinocour: Reaching Peak Performance" »
The Veterans Memorial Building’s Herbst Theatre is set to reopen in October, and the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera will occupy the building’s fourth floor.More "Vital S.F. Venue Reconstruction in the Homestretch" »
Mauro Ffortissimo can think of dozens of ways to use and play the piano – all of them unusual.More "Life Played Ffortissimo: An Artist Liberates the Piano" »
The San Francisco Opera music director talks about music, art, and how artists are real people, too.More "Nicola Luisotti on Tutino’s <em>La Ciociara</em> (Two Women) and Art" »
Where do young conductors come from? Move over Teddy Abrams, the SFS Youth Orchestra seems ready to produce another one – Agata Sorotokin.More "SFS Youth Orchestra Harbors Conducting Talent" »
If San Francisco’s Rec and Parks Dept. accepts the proposal of World Arts West, the city could have the big, multipurpose stage it needs.More "Proposal Floated For Major, New Venue at Palace of Fine Arts" »
Not only shouldn’t we have personal tech in the concert hall, we should put away the playbills and other crutches and prepare to be spontaneous, says Mondavi Center executive Don Roth.More "All You Need is Live: On Regaining Audience Sovereignty in the Concert Hall" »