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.
What is at the heart of interpretation and how does a pianist get there. Garrick Ohlsson gives his answers, along with some of his favorite San Francisco haunts.More "Artists on the Bench: This Week With Garrick Ohlsson" »
San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley's retirement plans were finally made official at a press conference on Friday.More "Big Change Coming at S.F. Opera, By and By" »
Sitting down with Dakota Dry, a young actress and singer, just out of rehearsal for a Berkeley Playhouse production of Mary Poppins, directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dooley.More "At Play With a Young Actress in Berkeley " »
Two more Adler Fellows who have hit the big time.More "Crocetto and Skelton’s <em>Otello</em> Live on BBC Radio 3" »
Faced with a declining budget and faced with dwindling audiences, will the board's decision to fire the music director and bring in fresh blood be the answer for the Vallejo Symphony?More "Seeking Change? The Vallejo Symphony Firing Squad" »
Drama ensues at the opening of Marriage of Figaro at Lincoln Center when the New York City Fire Dept. discovered a significant portion of the scenery was found to not be fireproof.More "UPDATE: Is the Metropolitan Opera Fire-Proof?" »
Art isn’t easy, and finding an affordable place to live is almost impossible in the Bay Area. So, musicians are starting to move rather than tough it out. What can be done to reverse the trend?More "Will Artists Be Squeezed Out of the Bay Area?" »