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.


Feature Article
May 30, 2018

Your cheat sheet to more than 30 different music festivals across California and the West Coast.

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Feature Article
May 22, 2018

Can a "flat" organization prevent the abuse endemic in hierarchies? Are humane values worth some inefficiency?

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Feature Article
May 16, 2018

The influential critic and musical polymath is ailing in Modesto. A celebration of his legacy will raise funds to bring him home to Oakland.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

American Ballet Theater makes the next move in righting a power imbalance; time for S.F. Ballet to step up.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

An unassuming jazz great is still a jazz great.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

Greenlief and a host of collaborators bring An Improvisation to ODC Theater.

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Feature Article
May 11, 2018

The Grammy Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center collaborate on a celebration of the composer/conductor’s legacy.

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Feature Article
April 28, 2018

Du Yun's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera breaks new ground, as does composer Andy Akiho and the duo Subtle Degrees.

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Editorial
April 24, 2018

It's not that Kendrick Lamar's music prize invalidates classical music; it recognizes that even classical musicians are affected and inspired by it.

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Editorial
April 23, 2018

The pioneering combo celebrates 40 years in the vanguard by doing what it's always done best.

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