Music Features

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.


Kids & Families Feature
November 7, 2013

Courtesy of the San Francisco Symphony, SFCV brought students to the orchestra’s performance of the complete score to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo at the S.F. Symphony. Read their reactions here.

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Kids & Families Feature
November 7, 2013

Mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosio is a remarkably determined young woman, which is what sets her apart, as much as her abundant talent.

More "Olivia Cosio Reaches for the Top" »
Feature Article
November 5, 2013

Guitarist Bryce Dessner of the indie rock band The National is also an indie composer for classical ensembles like the Kronos Quartet, a record producer, a collaborator with other artists, and even a little bit of an impresario.

More "Bryce Dessner: A Musician for Every Space, and Beyond" »
News Report
October 31, 2013

Zarin Mehta, former president of the New York Philharmonic was named co-executive director of Sonoma's Donald and Maureen Green Music Center

More "Green Music Center Lands Former Head of N.Y. Philharmonic" »
Photo Essay
October 29, 2013

Watch a SFCV produced slideshow of Lisa Bielawa’s Crissy Field Broadcast — simultaneously an experiment in large-scale community music-making and a kind of interactive, open-air sound sculpture created by over a thousand musicians tramping over the former airfield.

More "Crissy Field Broadcast in Pictures" »
Feature Article
October 29, 2013

Celebrating the orchestra’s 25th anniversary, the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Michael Morgan have one of the few long-term orchestra-conductor relationships that have grown more fruitful with time.

More "The Secret to a Happy Marriage? The OEBS and Michael Morgan at 25 " »
Playlist
October 24, 2013

There is so much scary, spooky music out there, Halloween is practically a classical music holiday. This is just a beginning sampler ranging from ghost stories to haunted house staples. Have fun.

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Kids & Families Feature
October 23, 2013

sf Art & Film is a local nonprofit that lets teenagers experience art, including music performances, for free. The only difficulty is finding interested teens.

More "A Vent for Beauty, A Vent to the Arts " »
Feature Article
October 21, 2013

More than 1,000 musicians take part this weekend in Crissy Field Broadcast, an open-space musical event by Lisa Bielawa.

More "At Play In the Fields of Crissy " »
News Report
October 21, 2013

It’s been a long road, but Frank Zappa’s magnum opus has finally been reconstructed and is given a semistaged production, complete with video, this week at Disney Hall.

More "Letter From L.A.: The Philharmonic Checks In, 200 Motels" »