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
December 12, 2015

Anyone can join this Oakland orchestra without an audition, and not surprisingly, a lot of adventurous musicians are taking advantage.

More "An Open, Free, Reading Orchestra? That’s Awesöme!" »
Feature Article
December 11, 2015

The milennial-oriented venue at the S.F. Symphony’s SoundBox series has orchestra officials dreaming big as the second season begins. Can the series last?

More "Thinking Outside the SoundBox" »
Feature Article
December 10, 2015

You may never have heard his name, but meet the man who put Cal Performances on the map and has powered up a great many Bay Area arts presenters.

More "The Fixer: Robert Cole" »
Feature Article
December 1, 2015

Chamber Music Silicon Valley debuts, and a different Carmen opens at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

More "It's News to Me" »
News Report
November 25, 2015

The recent financial good news bodes well for the orchestra’s future, even as Music Director Bruno Ferrandis announces his departure.

More "Santa Rosa Symphony Is in the Pink, Financially" »
Feature Article
November 24, 2015

Few people know about Lafayette’s Mighty Fine Guitars series, and that’s probably a good thing for those who want seats.

More "Little-Known Guitar Series Hosts Name Players" »
Feature Article
November 23, 2015

A roundup of holiday performances in the Bay Area this December.

More "Holiday Musicks and Other Pleasures" »
Feature Article
November 19, 2015

Since we last reported on Symphony Napa Valley, the orchestra has made changes, but some musicians are still wondering what’s going on at the top.

More "What’s Up with Symphony Napa Valley?" »
Feature Article
November 17, 2015

The woman who lit up the San Francisco Symphony Dia de los Muertos program talks to SFCV.

More "The Warrior Voice of Lila Downs" »
Feature Article
November 17, 2015

If you thought Les Troyens was epic in scale, Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg comes to the War Memorial this week.

More "It's News to Me" »