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
Avner Dorman
March 13, 2012

The conflict in a musical adaptation of an Israeli children’s book mirrors the problems of a major California city.

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Ib Nørholm: Tavole per Ofero
March 12, 2012
Vocal, Free MP3

Feature Article
Mason Bates Mavericks
March 7, 2012

The musicians of the S.F. Symphony are meeting the challenges of the eclectic American Mavericks repertoire with aplomb — and just a tinge of trepidation.

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Kids & Families Feature
Summer Music Camps
March 6, 2012

SFCV’s annual annotated list of music camps is everything you need to plan a perfect, musical summer.

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Quatuor Ébène : Fiction
March 5, 2012
New Music, Free MP3

News Report
San Francisco Symphony
March 5, 2012

The S.F. Symphony has announced plans for 2012-2013: Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Executive Director Brent Assink, and Director of Artistic Planning John Mangum have come up with a year-round ambitious and complex program.

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Feature Article
Diablo Ballet
March 2, 2012

What can you say about a dance company in fewer than 140 characters?

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Feature Article
Sphinx Virtuosi
February 28, 2012

The Sphinx Organization is having slow but steady success in introducing classical music to underserved African-Americans and Latinos, and in the process is helping to further integrate American orchestras.

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