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.
Two more Adler Fellows who have hit the big time.More "Crocetto and Skelton’s <em>Otello</em> Live on BBC Radio 3" »
Faced with a declining budget and faced with dwindling audiences, will the board's decision to fire the music director and bring in fresh blood be the answer for the Vallejo Symphony?More "Seeking Change? The Vallejo Symphony Firing Squad" »
Drama ensues at the opening of Marriage of Figaro at Lincoln Center when the New York City Fire Dept. discovered a significant portion of the scenery was found to not be fireproof.More "UPDATE: Is the Metropolitan Opera Fire-Proof?" »
Art isn’t easy, and finding an affordable place to live is almost impossible in the Bay Area. So, musicians are starting to move rather than tough it out. What can be done to reverse the trend?More "Will Artists Be Squeezed Out of the Bay Area?" »
On The Last Southern Gentlemen, Delfeayo Marsalis unites with his father, Ellis, on a project that encompasses his musical upbringing and training, and his view of jazz tradition.More "In the Name of the Father: Another Marsalis Great" »
The vocal competition equivalent of the Olympics, also the audition of a lifetime, Operalia in L.A. paraded an all-star roster of young talent in front of scouts from the world’s biggest opera houses.More "Singing for Gold: The Operalia Competition" »
Improvistation on string insturments for children to explore, and a Family Date Nights on Fridays at the Bay Area Children’s Museum — check both out.More "Bay Area Best Bets: Teaching Improv and Family Date Nights" »