Music Features

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.


Kids & Families Feature
February 20, 2011

News from the Kids and Families beat: A weekly round-up of what's happening with young musicians and their dedicated educators.

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Feature Article
February 15, 2011

San Francisco Symphony violist Jonathan Vinocour suddenly finds himself with just the right experience to play the solo in Rothko Chapel — he’s been there.

More "Serenity and Its Absence" »
Kids & Families Feature
February 15, 2011

News from the Kids and Families beat: A weekly round-up of what's happening with young musicians and their dedicated educators.

More "Kids Around the Bay" »
Feature Article
February 14, 2011

The New Century Chamber Orchestra may be a familiar orchestra in the Bay Area, but lately the rest of the country has had a chance to discover its special vitality on its first tour in 10 years.

More "Report From the Road" »
Feature Article
February 8, 2011

In his Schwabacher Debut recital, baritone Sidney Outlaw sings a commissioned song cycle based on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More "Celebrating the Philosopher King" »
Kids & Families Feature
February 8, 2011

News from the Kids and Families beat: A weekly round-up of what's happening with young musicians and their dedicated educators.

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Feature Article
February 1, 2011

Los Angeles correspondent Jim Farber takes a look at an opera company that is at home away from home, and specializes in reinventing the opera experience.

More "Long Beach Opera Goes Where No Opera Company Has Gone Before" »
Feature Article
January 31, 2011

Let us speak, then, of movies extolling music and musicians. It’s a narrow focus, because writing about classical music’s intersection with films in general presents an embarrassment of riches.

More "When Music Lights up the Silver Screen" »
Kids & Families Feature
January 31, 2011

News from the Kids and Families beat: A weekly round-up of what's happening with young musicians and their dedicated educators.

More "Kids Around the Bay" »
Kids & Families Feature
January 27, 2011

Kids, enter our Black History Month essay contest and win an iTunes gift card! Write 200-500 words on your favorite African American composer or musician and submit to contest@sfcv.org by Feb. 19.

More "Black History Month Essay Contest" »