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
Franz Welser-Möst
April 10, 2012

The Cleveland Orchestra is capitalizing on its vaunted reputation with new initiatives, a controversial music director, and greater outreach.

More "Cleveland Orchestra: Vision Quest" »
Feature Article
Moos Alma Doll
April 3, 2012

Part 2: Will the plot turns in a grand opera freak you out, or bore you to tears? Depends on the work of the librettist.

More "Top 10 All-Time Worst Opera Librettos: Part 2" »
Feature Article
Fierrabras at Zurich Opera
March 27, 2012

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" »
News Report
Chicago Bean
March 25, 2012

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" »