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.


Requiem Officium Defunctorum
March 19, 2012
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Feature Article
Barnaby Palmer
March 19, 2012

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.

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Milly Rosner
March 15, 2012

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.

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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
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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.

More "Music, Magic, and Mayhem: A Guide to Summer Camps" »
Quatuor Ébène : Fiction
March 5, 2012
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