Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Chamber Music Review
June 14, 2019

Three quartets explore the underlying poetics of a famous filmmaker.

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Opera Review
June 14, 2019

Yuval Sharon and the LA Phil revive Meredith Monk’s visionary opera.

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Jazz Review
June 11, 2019

Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s famous gigs together inspire another generation of artists.

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Opera Review
June 11, 2019

The production and music make a long evening engrossing.

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Festival Review
June 11, 2019

The soprano/conductor’s musical versatility dominated the festival’s evening concerts.

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Festival Review
June 10, 2019

The annual festival is a load of fun, despite persistent over-amplification.

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Opera Review
June 8, 2019

The production is at its best when it gives the singers space to do what they do best.

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Opera Review
June 6, 2019

A.M. Homes’s new opera, with music from a half-dozen composers, boasts a strong cast and a sentient tree.

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Festival Review
June 4, 2019

Kronos Quartet continues to do important work, and their commissioning projects leave an unmatched legacy.

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Modern Classical Review
June 4, 2019

This treasure trove of adventurous new music is a steal for anyone with open ears.

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