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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November 16, 2018

Steeped in opera but drawn to rock, pop, and experimental music, singer/composer Majel Connery talks about reinventing herself.

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November 8, 2018

Jake Heggie talks about his latest collaboration with Gene Scheer, a new opera promising more than just holiday cheer.

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November 6, 2018

The Oakland Symphony's conductor focuses on using music to bring his community together.

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November 1, 2018

Plenty to be thankful for with these great local gigs featuring jazz and other terrific music from around the globe.

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October 27, 2018

The Bay Area is bursting with contemporary jazz composers and combos. A new series provides a welcome platform.

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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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