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.
In San Francisco Opera’s understudy room, a sense of camaraderie and good humor prevails, as singers watch a production they’ve prepared to perform, but which will go on without them.More "Things You Never Knew About Being an Understudy" »
News comes that the Met's deficit is it's most serious in decades, while the S.F. Opera's is way down.More "Met Deficit Way Up, S.F. Opera Looks Good " »
Yuja Wang’s flying fingers and flamboyance may define her public image, but there’s a powerful musical personality and a surprisingly grounded person within that package, as she reveals here.More "Artists On the Bench: This Week With Yuja Wang" »
Is classical music criticism a mortally endangered art form? Top critics at the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism say itʼs actually in a golden age, in some respects. Read the report to find out why.More "The Power of Words on Music: Rubin Institute Winds Up" »
Pianist, writer, musical thinker: Jeremy Denk can do it all, and he's great to chat with, too.More "Artists On the Bench: This Week With Jeremy Denk" »
From vampires to a neglected John Corigliano work, this season at L.A. Opera bears the stamp of the companyʼs advenurous CEO.More "L.A. Opera's New Figaro: Christopher Koelsch" »
CD-quality, on demand streaming is about to expand with the entry of two new companies into the U.S. market. Both are jockeying for position as major playersMore "Music Streaming About to Get Boost in U.S." »