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
The S.F. Girls Chorus and Susan McMane
December 16, 2011

An uproar over the nonrenewal of an artistic director’s contract brings out sharp divisions in how to define success at one of the most successful youth choruses in the world.

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Feature Article
Peter Pastreich
December 12, 2011

A leading executive director of several symphonies, rich in both style and substance, reflects on his past and the future of the orchestra.

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Feature Article
Dennis Nahat, artistic/executive director of Ballet San Jose
December 9, 2011

Mystery surrounds a noted ballet company’s plans for 2012 and extreme restrictions on its longtime artistic director.

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Feature Article
Tweet musicians
December 5, 2011

Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming essential tools that help arts organizations build audiences and connect with supporters.

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Trio Settecento: A French Soiree
December 5, 2011
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News Report
Hurdy Grand
December 2, 2011

The Berkeley Symphony, known for its devotion to adventurous, contemporary programming and support for local composers, has received $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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