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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Li Biao Olympics
July 31, 2012

The musical baton is passed from Beijing to London in a gala concert featuring the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, and star percussionist Li Biao.

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Santa Fe Opera production of Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger
July 31, 2012

Two rarely staged works, by Szymanowski and Rossini, add luster to Santa Fe Opera’s superb season.

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Arlene Sagan
July 30, 2012

Arlene Sagan, music director emeritus of the 180-plus voice Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, passed away at age 84.

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Israeli Chamber Project: Opus 1
July 30, 2012
Chamber Music, Free MP3

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classical music jokes
July 30, 2012

You’ll laugh, or maybe you’ll cry, at some of the hoariest of jokes about music and musicians.

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July 24, 2012
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Hidden World of Girls
July 24, 2012

Through an innovative collaboration, composer Laura Karpman and the Cabrillo Festival have found a way to tell important stories in a multimedia presentation.

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