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 26, 2015

Where do young conductors come from? Move over Teddy Abrams, the SFS Youth Orchestra seems ready to produce another one – Agata Sorotokin.

More "SFS Youth Orchestra Harbors Conducting Talent" »
News Report
May 23, 2015

If San Francisco’s Rec and Parks Dept. accepts the proposal of World Arts West, the city could have the big, multipurpose stage it needs.

More "Proposal Floated For Major, New Venue at Palace of Fine Arts" »
Feature Article
May 22, 2015

Not only shouldn’t we have personal tech in the concert hall, we should put away the playbills and other crutches and prepare to be spontaneous, says Mondavi Center executive Don Roth.

More "All You Need is Live: On Regaining Audience Sovereignty in the Concert Hall" »
Feature Article
May 19, 2015

How many artists does it take to put on Les Troyens? Plus streaming opera in Europe and music director news.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
May 19, 2015

Why adapting personal tech for use in the concert hall is a must.

More "Terms of Engagement: Yes, Audiences Want Classical Music Apps" »
Feature Article
May 12, 2015

Meet the folks who make sure that the singers can go on, and attend to audience members as well.

More "Is There a Doctor in the (Opera) House?" »
Feature Article
May 7, 2015

The small Marin-based orchestra is made up of seasoned professionals united in their love of making beautiful music.

More "Echo Chamber Orchestra — A Labor of Love" »
Feature Article
May 5, 2015

The show must go on, even in war-torn Donetsk, Redwood Symphony to perform Ravel, and American Bach Choir gets a documentary.

More "It's News to Me" »
Feature Article
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera
April 28, 2015

Once considered lost, the Sacramento Philharmonic and the Opera are coming back with a new plan, and performances beginning in June.

More "Sacramento Philharmonic Hits Reset Button" »
Feature Article
SFCM President David Stull
April 9, 2015

SFCM President David Stull talks about what’s going on with the conservatory, including its new record label.

More "San Francisco Conservatory of Music President Goes on the Record" »