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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April 29, 2019

Your cheat sheet to over 30 great music festivals across California and the West.

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April 27, 2019

A new box set shines light on the saxophonist’s creative process within the context of his musical circle.

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April 20, 2019

The multinational group offers the local premiere of a new work for Cal Performances on May 3.

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April 15, 2019

With a new production of El Gato Montés, Los Angeles Opera and Plácido Domingo’s campaign to promote Spanish opera picks up speed.

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April 5, 2019

Impeccable musicianship is essential, but it’s just the beginning. Learn more.

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April 1, 2019

Our picks for this month’s best in jazz, Brazilian, blues, and more.

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March 29, 2019

Jennifer Koh, Rachel Barton Pine, and Hugh Marsh tap into fresh founts of inspiration ranging from rural blues to electronic processing.

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March 1, 2019

The portrait of a veteran saxophonist, still at large.

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March 1, 2019

Our jazz picks this month focus on shows featuring lyrics and verse.

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February 26, 2019

Berlioz’s mammoth work has undergone something of a revival. Singers Brandon Jovanovich and Christian Van Horn share their experiences from three recent productions.

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