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!
The performance of Mahler's Third by the S.F. Symphony and MTT — a decades-long partnership that's created the constant challenge of playing against the highest expectations — remains a special occasion.More about San Francisco Symphony »
The 5-year-old Hot Air Music Festival’s burgeoning abundance was evident in all the music on tap; old and young alike experiencing the unrivaled charge of new music heard live.More about San Francisco Conservatory of Music »
In a performance full of musical suspense Yuri Temirkanov and his Saint Petersburg Philharmonic demonstrated that their musical cards are all aces.More »
A great ensemble visits San Francisco for the first time and leaves listeners swooning.More »
Schwabacher Debut Recitals are tricky business; singers can be challenged to explore a range of colors and depth of intimacy to which their still-developing technique may not be ideally suited.More about Schwabacher Debut Recital Series »