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.
Faced with the retirement of one famous conductor, the Chicago Symphony went courting and landed its man.More "The Bold and Muti-ful Marriage at the Chicago Symphony" »
Arts organizations serving their broad constituencies need to fight for — and celebrate — victories in government funding.More "Pulling Out All the Stops on Arts Funding" »
Listening to Mozart won’t make you smarter. Music training, though, appears to enhance language skills, according to recently reported studies.More "Music and Cognition: The Mozart Effect Revisited" »
Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally team up to create Great Scott, an opera referencing bel canto works of yore, which The Dallas Opera will premiere three seasons hence.More "The Dallas Opera Announces a Major New Opera" »