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.
New affordable products to play high-resolution recordings are making download files and Blu-ray audio not only unavoidable, but irresistible. Bye, bye CDs.More "Next Wave Audio: The Affordable Revolution in High-Resolution Recording" »
The World Cup has taken over, but until you've scored with a playlist like this you haven't experienced the thrill of the culture that surrounds this sport.More "Top Ten Brazilian Songs for the World Cup " »
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a quartet of famous jazz music festivals. Here they are, in order of appearance.More "A Hot Summer of Jazz: Four Famous, Local Festivals" »
Pretty much every musician of our age needs to know the basics of the digital music tools that are out there, in order to participate fully in the musical world.More "Digital Is Not Optional: Creating Music From the Cutting Edge" »
Omar Ledezma Jr. demonstrates the Afro-Cuban rhythm the cáscara.More "VIDEO TIP: Cáscara Rhythm on the Timbales" »
Here’s our short list of highly recommended, less traveled music festivals this summer. We've highlighted particular performances and included tips for local hotel and restaurants. All are family friendly.More "Five Great Summer (Mostly Classical) Music Getaways" »
As they get ready to premiere a new sextet, composer/ pianist Jason Moran and the members of the Imani Winds quintet share their vision of a more inclusive music and how to approach new listeners.More "Imani Winds and Jason Moran: Minimally Inspired, Major Imprint" »