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.

News Report
David Gockley and Nicola Luisotti at the Friday press conference Photo by Cory W
October 3, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley's retirement plans were finally made official at a press conference on Friday.

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Kids & Families Feature
Dakota Dry
October 3, 2014

Sitting down with Dakota Dry, a young actress and singer, just out of rehearsal for a Berkeley Playhouse production of Mary Poppins, directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dooley.

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News Report
Nicola Luisotti<br>Photo by Terrence McCarthy
September 27, 2014

Nicola Luisotti, San Francisco Opera's music director, resigned from his other post at the Teatro San Carlo, Napoli, after only two-and-a-half years in the job.

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News Report
September 24, 2014

On Sept. 23 a newly remastered 69-CD box set of Maria Callas’ entire studio discography became available from Warner Classics.

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Feature Article
September 23, 2014

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?

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News Report
September 22, 2014

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.

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Feature Article
Artists Bay Area
September 16, 2014

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?

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Feature Article
Delfeayo Marsalis
September 9, 2014

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.

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Feature Article
September 2, 2014

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. 

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