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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May 27, 2019

The LA Phil stages a “staggeringly ambitious production” of the groundbreaking opera.

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May 25, 2019

Two companies will not perform at the SFIAF because of unusual visa rejections.

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May 17, 2019

The composer has been dinged by critics here and there, but his music continues to inspire musicians, 45 years after his passing.

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May 2, 2019

Great players, big events, a few small venues: our monthly guide.

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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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