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
May 15, 2018

American Ballet Theater makes the next move in righting a power imbalance; time for S.F. Ballet to step up.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

An unassuming jazz great is still a jazz great.

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Feature Article
May 15, 2018

Greenlief and a host of collaborators bring An Improvisation to ODC Theater.

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Feature Article
May 11, 2018

The Grammy Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center collaborate on a celebration of the composer/conductor’s legacy.

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Feature Article
April 28, 2018

Du Yun's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera breaks new ground, as does composer Andy Akiho and the duo Subtle Degrees.

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Editorial
April 24, 2018

It's not that Kendrick Lamar's music prize invalidates classical music; it recognizes that even classical musicians are affected and inspired by it.

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Editorial
April 23, 2018

The pioneering combo celebrates 40 years in the vanguard by doing what it's always done best.

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Feature Article
April 17, 2018

How far could, or should, orchestras go in devolving power away from their music directors?

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Feature Article
April 10, 2018

In preparation for its performances of the St. John Passion, SFBC convened a panel to talk about the issue of anti-Semitism in historical context.

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Feature Article
April 10, 2018

Anderson's Landfall is an unmissable work, created with Kronos, while countertenor Fagioli blows away the competition in Handel arias.

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