Music Features

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.


News Report
March 15, 2014

A report from the San Francisco-Shanghai Chamber Music Festival — the joint participation of talented students and faculties — offering gestalt in its programming, creativity, and true international cooperation throughout.

More "Conservatories' Chinese-American Gestalt" »
Kids & Families Feature
March 13, 2014

The Junior Bach Festival has seen many illustrious musicians come through its programs. It celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is readying its 51st festival, nine concerts crammed with 116 performances.

More "Bach to the Future" »
Playlist
March 13, 2014

Neoclassical heavy metal? Shredded Mendelssohn? We have all the great bombastic classics, and a few new suggestions as well.

More "Bombastic Playlist" »
Video Essay
March 13, 2014
Jodi Levitz, Ives Quartet Violist and Chair of the String Department at SFCM, talks about the importance of body position when playing the viola. More "VIDEO TIP: The Bow and the Body" »
Feature Article
March 11, 2014

Here’s the musical version of a charity idea you usually associate with walking, running, and biking.

More "Raising Their Voices for Charity" »
Feature Article
March 11, 2014

You can explore flamenco in its intricate variety all this week in Berkeley and San Francisco.

More "Flamenco Fever: Discover the Magic " »
Playlist
March 6, 2014

A couple of days have passed since the actual Mardi Gras celebration, but that won’t stop us from putting out our Mardi Gras/ Carnival playlist.

More "Mardi Gras Playlist" »
Kids & Families Feature
March 6, 2014

The new site SFSkids.org is driven by the potential of online gaming in music education and learning. Kids can play, perform, conduct, and compose — make music, and just listen to it. All in the spirit of fun.

More "S.F. Symphony's New Website for Kids: Let the Games Begin" »
Kids & Families Feature
March 4, 2014

The String Arcade, an innovative CD project, earns seed money for a new after-school music program.

More "String Theory to Help Kids Learn Music?" »
Video Essay
February 27, 2014

Jodi Levitz, Ives Quartet Violist and Chair of the String Department at SFCM, discusses how to balance your bow without tension, for maximum efficiency.

More "VIDEO TIP: Balancing Your Bow on the Instrument" »