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 12, 2020

Fantastic performances from a week spent strolling the internet.

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May 12, 2020

Porch concerts provide live music for locals all over the “Island City” on Friday evenings.

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May 5, 2020

The lockdown hasn’t put a hold on making fresh music and sharing it with the world for these five creative pairs.

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April 28, 2020

Touring is essential for many musicians and groups. Here’s how some of them are mitigating the environmental impact.

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April 23, 2020

A veteran of Oakland’s black music scene tackles pandemic issues in a remarkable new album created in quarantine.

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April 18, 2020

Administrators from the Vallejo Symphony, Voices of Music, and Fremont Symphony talk about quick decisions and hard calls in a time of crisis.

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April 17, 2020

Robert, Victoria, Jonah, and Nadia Sirota talk about the family’s life in music.

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April 13, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing music presenters to make hard choices. Many are uniting to find ways to survive.

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April 10, 2020

Taming anxiety is a matter of mastering “flow,” whether it’s on the concert stage or in a sports arena.

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April 6, 2020

Are you streaming a lot of music online now? Here’s an audiophile’s guide to the basics of greater sound.

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