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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  On Schumann’s Big Night at the Symphony, Strauss Stands Out
November 24, 2015
The symphony is recording Schumann’s four symphonies, but orchestra and soloist made a stronger case for Richard Strauss. More about San Francisco Symphony »
Early Music/Baroque REVIEW
 First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto  Playful Period Pieces from Shakespeare’s Time with the Baltimore Consort
November 23, 2015
The early music ensemble performed “songs, dances, and fancies” with flair at Palo Alto’s First Presbyterian Church. More about First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto »
 San Francisco Opera  S.F. Opera’s Massive <em>Meistersinger</em> Scores in Intimate Moments
November 21, 2015

Pageantry there is, but the S.F. Opera’s production of Wagner’s Meistersinger von Nürnberg reveals the small, human moments that make this comedy timeless.

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Chamber Music REVIEW
 Music at Kohl  Catalyst Quartet Gets Down and Dirty at Kohl
November 18, 2015
The quartet shifted seamlessly between genres in a wide-ranging program. More about Music at Kohl »
Chamber Music REVIEW
 San Jose Chamber Music Society  Jon Nakamatsu Joins Imani Winds for Some Marvelous Mozart
November 17, 2015
Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds was part of the New York-based quintet’s bright and brash program at the Trianon Theatre in San Jose. More about San Jose Chamber Music Society »
 Opera San José  Opera San José's <em>Figaro</em> Proves an Imperfect Marriage
November 16, 2015
The company’s latest production of Mozart’s classic opera misses the mark dramatically and emotionally. More about Opera San José »
 Festival Opera  <em>River of Light</em> Shines at Festival Opera
November 16, 2015
Festival Opera explored Indian cultural narratives with two noteworthy chamber operas at the Oakland Cultural Center. More about Festival Opera »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  Kavakos Delivers Compelling Sibelius Violin Concerto
November 16, 2015
The Greek violinist joined the S.F. Symphony for an all-Sibelius segment of the program, which also included Schumann’s Symphony No. 3. More about San Francisco Symphony »
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Performances  Joyce Yang Joins Alexander Quartet for Soul-Searching Schnittke
November 12, 2015
It was the lesser-known of three piano quintets that shone in an inspired performance. More about San Francisco Performances »
 Volti  More Exciting Discoveries at Volti Choral Concert
November 10, 2015
Composer Amy Beth Kirsten has provided Volti with the right kind of challenge: one that takes the audience on an electrifying journey. More about Volti »

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