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!


Early Music/Baroque Review
December 11, 2018

With Patrick Dupré Quigley at the podium, countertenor Reginald Mobley thrills with Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus.

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Chamber Music Review
December 11, 2018

The hip, conductorless ensemble ranges seamlessly from a contemporary work based on an Indian theme to a Mozart classic.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2018

The Romanian composer’s intriguing music is stifled by the heavy production in the Dutch National Opera’s Œdipe.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 11, 2018

Clarinetist Michael Corner shines in a Mozart concerto.

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Opera Review
December 11, 2018

A powerhouse concert showcases the impressive range of talent and accomplishment in the class of 2018.

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Opera Review
December 7, 2018

The school’s Music Theater Ensemble tackles a Brecht/Weill classic.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 5, 2018

A rollicking “William Tell” highlights the seasonal program.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

A new opera by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins explores the lasting effects of sexual trauma.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

David Conte’s tuneful music makes a heartfelt comedy.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

Great singing and savvy production values infuse robust life into Giovanni Porta’s forgotten Baroque opera.

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