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.
Will the plot turns in a grand opera freak you out, or bore you to tears? Depends on the work of the librettist.More "All Hail (Or to Hell With) Poor Opera Librettos" »
The San Francisco Symphony opened the 10-day road show of its American Mavericks project on March 21 with works by Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, and John Adams in Chicago’s Symphony Center.More "S.F. Symphony in Chicago: Talk About Filling a Niche" »
Opera companies have been disappearing lately under the continued bane of the Great Recession, and they don't return ... except one: That's S.F. Lyric Opera. After a hiatus of three years the company is producing David Lang's the little match girl passion at the ODC Theater, March 23-25.More "Lyric Opera in High Gear For a Comeback" »
The Bay Area remembers Mildred Rosner, a teacher and 'cello mother' to students ranging from Crowden School students in Berkeley to such greats as Bonnie Hampton and Emil Miland.More "In Memoriam: Milly Rosner 'Teacher to the End'" »