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.


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March 2, 2020

Harlem Renaissance painter Archibald Motley is the inspiration behind PUSH and Acakmoor’s latest show together.

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February 25, 2020

What’s the point of pointe? Why toil with tulle? The earliest repertory ballets provide answers.

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February 18, 2020

The ensemble of jazz all-stars brings its post-bop magic to California.

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February 17, 2020

The experimental opera company that scored big with Hopscotch works with composers Du Yun and Raven Chacon on Sweet Land.

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February 17, 2020

Bunnett’s all-female Afro-Cuban jazz group plays multiple gigs around the Bay Area this season.

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February 8, 2020

Better pedagogy and online resources have resulted in a bounty of young virtuosos, but performance and employment opportunities haven’t kept pace.

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February 4, 2020

As head of a new SFO department tackling diversity and inclusion issues, Mc Neal helps administrators recognize and confront their own biases.

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February 3, 2020

Are there parallels today with Germany and its vibrant cultural scene during the period between WWI and the rise of Nazism?

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February 1, 2020

She wanted to conduct her own orchestra, so she built the San Francisco Philharmonic, which debuts Feb. 3.

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January 27, 2020

The master fiddler has been spearheading a global revival in traditional Scottish music for decades from the Sierra foothills.

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