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.


Feature Article
February 24, 2018

Launching its accredited degree program and finishing an ambitious expansion plan, the CJC is entering a new era.

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Feature Article
February 6, 2018

The legendary producer who helped the Beatles craft their groundbreaking sounds has a musical legacy all his own.

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Feature Article
February 1, 2018

Saxophone quartets used to be rare and marginalized, but the instrument is claiming more of a place in the concert world now.

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Feature Article
January 29, 2018

New albums show contemporary musicians and groups can do rock and folk and classical well.

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Feature Article
January 17, 2018

The general director mixes the fresh and the familiar in a season of "emotive storytelling."

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Feature Article
January 16, 2018

Great music is bursting out all over this spring. Here is our guide to some hot tickets.

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Feature Article
January 9, 2018

Our intrepid reviewer recommends a shelfful of great reads about music and musicians culled from recent publications.

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Feature Article
January 3, 2018

In the best-of-2017 sweepstakes, the San Francisco Symphony’s powerful rendition of Ives’s masterwork was a standout.

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Photo Essay
December 19, 2017

SFCV’s photographer captures a cast rehearsal and a school outreach program during Nutcracker season.

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Feature Article
December 17, 2017

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

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