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!


Jazz Review
October 16, 2018

The visionary jazz artist continues to find new expression through his compositions and personal performances.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 15, 2018

Cellist Truls Mørk tears into Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante with the S.F Symphony.

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Chamber Music Review
October 15, 2018

The ensemble’s Sunday programs for Stanford Live embraces a broad vision of chamber music.

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Chamber Music Review
October 15, 2018

The local power violin-piano duo explores contemporary music in a way that everyone should celebrate.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 15, 2018

The folksy composer and instrumentalist fronts a program honoring former composer-in-residence Steven Stucky.

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Dance Review
October 13, 2018

Two distinguished groups forge a testament to the artistic possibilities of collaboration.

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Modern Classical Review
October 12, 2018

A larger-than-life performance by the saxophone-drums duo takes listeners on a dramatic journey at CNMAT.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 11, 2018

The orchestra commissions six new works in a variety of styles.

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Jazz Review
October 9, 2018

One of the region’s most vigorous creative forces continues to evolve and thrive through personnel changes.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 9, 2018

The orchestra reveals its strengths under guest conductor JoAnn Falletta’s baton.

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